Diplomatic Gardens of Washington

Photography by Ann Stevens. Text by Giles Kelly

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Take an exclusive look behind the embassy walls of Washington, DC, and, through 168 color images, enjoy the gardens found there. Learn the history of the ambassadorial residences and how it has influenced each of their gardens. Included are the residences at the embassies of Australia, Great Britain, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, Italy, South Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Revel in their beauty and read the story behind these breathtaking views, rarely open to the public. Learn the names of important trees and plants at each site. The reader will discover the grandeur of the British garden, be transported by the oriental style of the Korean garden, and appreciate the modesty of the Danish garden. These gardens provide a lovely setting for entertaining and a place for personal privacy for the ambassadors and their families. This book is perfect for garden lovers, history buffs, horticulturalists, and everyone interested in the sights of our nation's capital.

Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 168 color images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764339783

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Ann Stevens is a widely published photographer. She has photographed numerous private gardens and estates in the Washington area. Giles Kelly is a retired U.S. diplomat and has written extensively on nautical and travel subjects.