Secret Gardens of Santa Fe

Secret Gardens of Santa Fe

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Reveals the beauty of eighteen private gardens of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which combine terraces, courtyards, stone walls, and winding paths with the city's cultural heritage of Native American, Latin, and Anglo influences to create extraordinary oases within the dusty desert.

Gloriously illustrated, this book goes behind garden walls to reveal 18 of the most beautiful private gardens in North America's second-oldest city, including one of the city's most venerable horticultural treasures, the public Bandelier Garden. The city's ancient cultural heritagethe intermingling of Native American, Latin, and Anglo presencesmakes its influence known here, and gardeners find their creativity in this region where days are hot, nights are cold, and water is precious.

Blackwell North Amer
This book leads the reader through eighteen of the loveliest private gardens in Santa Fe and tours one of the city's oldest horticultural treasures, the public garden at El Zaguan that has been restored to its former glory by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. In stunning color photographs, the carved doors and gates of these gardens open to the reader, revealing fantastic, eclectic, naturalistic oases amid the dusty roads of the high desert environment. Among these are Sol y Sombra, the former Georgia O'Keeffe estate that is now an ecological wonderland, as well as the baroque garden of Ford Ruthling, a painter whose garden "rooms" include his own creations, the folk art of New Mexico, and a tumultuous abundance of poppies, cosmos, and sunflowers. Elizabeth Berry tills a site that borders the land of the Navajo, bringing heirloom produce, rich with long-lost flavors, textures, and colors, back to the tables of Santa Fe's finest restaurants, supplying Mark Miller of the Coyote Cafe, Katherine Cudgel of Cafe Pasqual's, and other noted chefs of the area.

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Shows private gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and describes their plants, sculpture, and landscape architecture

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 1997
ISBN: 9780847820344
Branch Call Number: SB466.U65 S275 1997
Characteristics: 190 p. ; 29 cm


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