In The Naturally Beautiful Garden: Designs That Engage With Nature and Wildlife (Rizzoli New York, 2021), British garden writer Kathryn Bradley-Hole takes us on a journey to more than 30 gardens from across the globe with a bevy of photographers that showcase the beauty and impact of spaces designed with an eco-friendly and sustainable approach. Featuring gardens ranging from public spaces to cottage gardens and intimate city courtyards, the book also speaks to topics such as incorporating seeds, fruit, and grasses, and the challenges of various climates. The variety of spaces is what makes this book such a standout. As Kathryn writes, “Each one is a work of art in its own right, and each one, whether actively sought or through its planting, assists the wild creatures that make these elegant places home.”
By Alice Welsh Doyle
This book review originally appeared in Flower magazine’s May/June 2021 issue. Find Flower in a store near you or subscribe.