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Celebrate and recreate the beauty of The Ruth Bancroft Garden! Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California.

'The Bold Dry Garden' offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In its stunningly photographed pages, you'll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique. Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden, and innovative design techniques, 'The Bold Dry Garden' has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.

Book Features:

  • A celebrated public garden in Walnut Creek, California: The Ruth Bancroft Garden is one of the most celebrated public gardens. It has been featured in major media outlets including Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, Sunset, and the Los Angeles Times. It was the first garden to be chosen for preservation by the Garden Conservancy, an organization whose mission is to save and share outstanding American gardens.
  • Drought-tolerant design principles for home gardeners: Water-wise gardening will only become more important as the climate continues to change. The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a pioneer of dry gardening, and this book shares the garden's techniques and plant choices.
  • Gorgeous package: Stunning photography by Marion Brenner and a large trim size combine to make this the must-have garden book of the fall.
  • A beloved gardener: Ruth Bancroft is one of the most revered people in horticulture, and her curious and experimental nature is evident in her garden; she is 107 years old and still works in the garden.

279 colour photos and 1 map

The Bold Dry Garden

SKU: 9781604696707
  • Johanna Silver is a San Francisco-based writer, editor, and garden designer. She is the associate garden editor at Sunset. Her writing has earned her a James Beard Award in 2009 and an ASME award for General Excellence in 2014.

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