A 21st Century Garden
Territory: World excluding Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, & Belgium
Size: 320 mm x 240 mm
Illustrations: 304 colour
- This is the first book to provide answers on how to turn a domestic garden into a kind of Noah's Ark to rescue endangered species
- One of the most influential conservation biologists creates his private garden as an ecological gem where the idea of 'nature in the garden' has been realised in exemplary manner - bold and of extraordinary beauty, captured in fascinating pictures by an outstanding photographer
- The first printing of this book was the winner of the prestigious German Garden Book Prize, the winner of the Golden Pixel Award in Austria and achieved the 3rd place in Book-Nature at the IPA-International Photography Awards in Los Angeles
- The author Georg Grabherr was voted 'Austrian Scientist of the Year' by the club of Austrian journalists specialising in education and science
Drowning in flowers - with perceptive pictures and quirky texts this award-winning book wants to plant in its readers a longing for beauty, harmony, for the joy of recognition through knowledge. Georg Grabherr, one of the most influential conservation biologists, has created a domestic garden and incorporated key biosphere reserve concepts. Over time, his garden has developed into an ecological gem where the idea of "nature in the garden" has been realised in exemplary manner. He guides us through the phenological seasons that divide the year by the arrival of key species, covers themes dear to the gardener's heart and engages in a dialogue with nature, thoughtfully accepting and using what is wild and spontaneous. He is asking whether the thousands of private gardens can become a Noah's Ark, suitable for rescuing threatened species. Award-winning photographer Lois Lammerhuber has captured this amazing space throughout a whole gardening year and introduces us to an unusual but convincing garden aesthetic.
Text in English and German.