An insider's guide to the world's greatest 'secret' gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe.
Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering urbanites in the know a chance to immerse themselves in nature. These often small, well-kept secrets are not as grand as those on the tourist trail but are equally delightful and rewarding to visit, if you know where to find them. Green Escapes is the revelatory insider's guide to these secret gems. Each of them open to the public, the gardens range from pocket parks, courtyards, and rooftop terraces, to community gardens and more
- The first global 'secret garden' city guide, featuring over 260 publicly accessible gardens, pocket parks, and green spaces in more than 150 cities, from Tokyo and Venice to Chicago, Sydney, and beyond
- Featured gardens include Elevated Acre, a rooftop haven overlooking New York's financial district; Theatrum Botanicum at the Cartier Foundation in Paris - a garden artwork by Lothar Baumgarten; and the Vasconcelos Library Greenhouse in an abandoned factory in Mexico City
- User-friendly with images, maps, and visitor information, as well as handy icons and indexes so the gardens can be identified by their type - courtyard, edible, historic, museum, rooftop, and more
- Informative texts describe each garden, its design and planting features, and provide historical context
"Leads us down the garden path to more than 260 charming but little-known green spaces where urbanites and travellers can linger... One of our favourite spring picks... Go forth and garden gaze." — MOTTO/TIME
"The perfect tool for busy urbanites looking to discover tranquil spaces within their city. Featuring 150 metropolises, it showcases quiet courtyards and lawns, contemplative rooftop terraces and conservatories, and spirited community gardens." — First Magazine
"The first 'secret garden' city guide to feature a groundbreaking range of over 260 gardens in more than 150 cities worldwide. A treasure map of charming little-known gardens and hidden spaces, this amazing guide is your key to discovering leafy gems." — Project Calm
See the Green Escapes Book in Vogue Magazine.
About the Author
Dr Toby Musgrave is an authority on garden history with many books to his name. He devised and presented the BBC Radio 4 series 'The British Garden', and has written for many magazines and newspapers. He teaches garden and plant history at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, and has also lectured at Oxford and Bristol Universities, and the Royal Horticultural Society. He was consultant editor for Phaidon's The Gardener's Garden (2014).
Size: 18.4 x 12.4 cm (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in)
Pages: 384 pp
Illustrations: 350 illustrations