Dan Hinkley has created two amazing private gardens--Heronswood and Windcliff. Both gardens are primarily about plants, a choice not surprising given Hinkley's international reputation as one of the world's foremost plant collectors. Both gardens, and the story of how one begat the other, are beautifully celebrated in Hinkley's new book Windcliff.
Readers will learn how Hinkley created both gardens and his opinions on good gardening. They will also find his spirited ruminations on the audacity of garden making--a sunflower turning its neck from dawn to dusk; a ripened apple plucked from the tree you planted with your father; the sentimental scent of a plant that once grew in your grandparent's garden; and more. Supported by Clair Takacs otherworldly photography, Windcliff is spectacular for both its physical beauty and the quality of information it contains and is a must-have for every passionate gardener.