With a long and distinguished history of gardening excellence, Great Britain and Ireland contain some of the world's top luxury gardens. This magnificent volume features horticultural marvels throughout these lands. Whether a mansion, castle or hotel, most are open to the public. These gardens run the gamut—ranging from the classical rolling English parklands of Capability Brown, to the exuberant flower beds at Sissinghurst and the stark post-modernism of Derek Jarman's lunar landscapes. Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.