Gardens of the Gods

Gardens of the Gods

by Christopher McIntosh

(London: I.B.Tauris, 2005)


This book is an invitation to look at and create gardens in a new way – or rather a very old way that has been widely forgotten. It theme is the garden as a sacred space, an outdoor temple carrying an intentional message: religious, mystical, poetic or philosophical. A chapter gives some practical ideas for creating one’s own sacred or symbolic garden, whether in a space of many acres or a pocket-handkerchief back yard. An appendix provides a list of plants and their symbolic meanings, and the illustrations include some of the most beautiful and richly symbolic gardens in the world.

Dr. Christopher McIntosh und Dr. Donate Pahnke McIntosh

Gaußstr. 28, 28865 Lilienthal