The discoveries he makes and documents in this book are simply breathtaking
It's sun-filled escapism, gloriously illustrated with photography by Derry Moore, capturing the legacy, the beauty, the shadows, the shimmering heat and the continued human enjoyment of such places
Don feels that understanding these paradise gardens has made him a better gardener, and possibly a better person. One could not wish for a better guide to them. He has great powers of description
Don's precision of thought and gentlemanly infectious enthusiasm shines throughout this book
Lavish . . . From the fountains of the Alhambra to the riverbanks along the Taj Mahal, the book is a celebration of the history and enduring romance of Islamic gardens . . . gorgeous
This book is lavish, picture-led and should set us thinking about the stories our own gardens are trying to tell.