We're very happy to announce that our new title Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation across Two Centuries by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies in New York City, has just won one of the 2012 American Horticultural Society Book Awards.
Notes on the book from the 2012 Book Award Committee:
"Sampling from the last two centuries of Western garden writing, this “delicious historical survey of writing gardeners and garden writers is rich with anecdote, writing excerpts, and illustrations,” says [Rand B.] Lee. [W. Gary] Smith appreciates the “unique voice and engaging perspective” the author provides as she weaves together her analysis with excerpts from each featured writer, both famous and unknown. The resulting scholarly work is “so well done, interesting, and readable that I couldn’t put it down,” says Brandy Kuhl."