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.