Britain’s pre-eminent gardener takes readers on a journey across Venice to show how the city’s complex history and fragile ecosystem create the perfect conditions for horticultural splendor.
For all its history and romanticism, Venice is not well known as a destination for horticultural tourists—but Monty Don is here to change that. As lush and colorful as a summer garden, this book takes readers on a spectacular tour across Venice and down its canals to explore both well-known and unexpected pockets of arboreal delights. Starting in the heart of the city and working their way out to the Veneto, Monty and acclaimed photographer Derry Moore celebrate the beauty of these places and tell their unique stories: from a nunnery garden with a history of exotic animals to the serene terraces of the Cini Foundation; charming window boxes to surprising rooftop sanctuaries; St. Mark’s Square to the Lido. Each site is featured in numerous photographs with stunning detail and accompanied by Monty’s deeply personal and insightful commentary. The perfect gift for garden enthusiasts or anyone with a passion for Venice, this magnificent book is also a must-have for Monty Don fans across the world.
Monty Don OBE is the UK’s leading garden writer and broadcaster. He has been making television series for more than twenty years on a range of topics spanning travel, craft, outdoor living, and gardening. He has hosted the BBC’s Gardeners’ World since 2003.