The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour
By Donald Olson
Published by Timber Press, Inc.
300 pages, with 130 pages of color photos. Paperback, Autographed by the author
The Pacific Northwest is full of glorious public gardens, in addition to nurseries and garden centers with display gardens. But how many of them do you know? The delightfully written Pacific Northwest Garden Tour takes you to sixty of the best gardens in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. With an easy-to-use format and enticing photographs, it's an indispensable companion to one of the lushest garden belts in North America, if not the world. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll discover little-known gems and rediscover classic gardens—all of them filled with beauty, history, drama, and excitement. [Take a look at the table of contents image to get a sense of the beautiful gardens included in this gorgeous volume.]
About the author: 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."
"The book is one that any garden lover should own, and that includes just about anyone with the senses of sight and smell."
—Terry Richard, Oregonian
"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."
"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."
—Brian Juenemann, Eugene Register-Guard