Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia have a wealth of top-notch public gardens. The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour highlights sixty outstanding public gardens and provides all the information the reader needs to make the most of their visit.
This gorgeous guide includes favourite public gardens, like the Portland Japanese Garden and Washington's Bloedel Reserve, and some of the top nurseries and garden centers, like Cistus Nursery and Joy Creek Nursery, where visitors can view display gardens. The easy-to-use format includes all the essentials (the location, hours, and cost of admission), as well as a succinct yet evocative description of the garden. Each garden is illustrated with color photographs.
Tourists, residents, and garden lovers will treasure this attractive guide as it leads them on a fantastic garden tour that only the scenic Pacific Northwest can provide.
Donald Olson is a travel writer with a longtime interest in gardens and gardening. His travel stories have appeared in The New York Times and National Geographic. He lives, writes, and gardens in New York and Oregon.
"Your must-visit list of Northwest gardens is finally organized and illustrated."
"You'll find not only a fine, concise introductory essay on the history of gardens in our region, but also photos, descriptions and details sure to lure you out to visit gardens new and familiar."
– The Seattle Times
"We're spoiled by beauty in the Pacific Northwest, and this book proves it. Travel writer Donald Olson offers his take on the 60 best gardens to visit in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia."
– 425 Magazine
"The book is one that any garden lover should own, and that includes just about anyone with the senses of sight and smell."
– The Oregonian
"A companion for plant lovers and Northwest explorers to revisit for many seasons to come [...] Olson's tours are the perfect blend of history, horticulture and a trip to the art gallery."
– The Register-Guard
"A must-see bucket list for gardening aficionados."
– The Daily Astorian