Books by ASLA Members

Gardens and Gardening

Books by ASLA Members

Books by ASLA Members

Garden design and coffee table books, histories and analyses.
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Across the open field

Across the Open Field : Essays Drawn from English Landscapes / Laurie Olin (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).

Architecture in the garden

Architecture in the Garden / James van Sweden with Thomas Christopher (New York : Random House, 2002).

The artful garden

The Artful Garden : Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design / James van Sweden and Tom Christopher (New York : Random House, 2011).

Austere Gardens

Austere Gardens: Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint, & Attending / Marc Treib (ORO Editions, 2016).

The authentic garden

The Authentic Garden : Naturalistic and Contemporary Landscape Design / Richard Hartlage and Sandy Fischer (New York : Monacelli Press, 2015).

The Blue Garden

The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape / Arleyn A. Levee (Redwood Library and Athenaeum).

The California landscape garden

The California Landscape Garden : Ecology, Culture, and Design / Mark Francis, Andreas Reimann (Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1999).

The city gardener's handbook

The City Gardener's Handbook : The Definitive Guide to Small-space Gardening / Linda Yang (North Adams, Mass. : Storey Books, 2002).

A clearing in the woods

A Clearing in the Woods : Creating Contemporary Gardens / Roger Foley (New York : Monacelli Press, 2009).

The colors of nature

The Colors of Nature : Subtropical Gardens by Raymond Jungles / Raymond Jungles (New York, N.Y. : Monacelli Press, 2008).

Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons

Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons: LaGuardia Design Group 1990-2020 / Christopher LaGuardia (New York, N.Y. : Monacelli Press, 2021).

Monk's Garden

Designing a Garden: Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum / Michael Van Valkenburgh with Laurie Olin (New York : The Monacelli Press, 2019).

Designing the new kitchen garden

Designing the New Kitchen Garden : An American Potager Handbook / Jennifer R. Bartley (Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 2006).

The garden bible

The Garden Bible : Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space / Barbara Ballinger; Michael Glassman; Margaret Crane (Mulgrave, Victoria : Images Publishing, 2015).

Garden Revolution

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change / Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher (Timber Press, 2016).

The garden source

The Garden Source : Inspirational Design Ideas for Gardens and Landscapes / Andrea Jones (London : EightBooks, 2012).

Gardening with nature

Gardening with Nature / James van Sweden (New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003).

Gardens and historic plants of the antebellum South

Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South / James R. Cothran (Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 2003).

The gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg / M. Kent Brinkley and Gordon W. Chappel (Williamsburg, Va. : Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1996).

Gardens of historic Charleston

Gardens of Historic Charleston / James R. Cothran (Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 1995).

The gardens of Suzhou

The Gardens of Suzhou / Ron Henderson (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

Green green

Green Green : A Community Gardening Story / Marie and Baldev Lamba (New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017).

Gardens of Kyoto

A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto / Marc Treib and Ron Herman (ORO Editions, 2019).

Healing gardens

Healing Gardens : Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations / edited by Clare Cooper Marcus, Marni Barnes (New York : Wiley, 1999).

The kitchen gardener's handbook

The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook / Jennifer R. Bartley (Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 2010).

La Foce

La Foce : A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany / Benedetta Origo (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).

Landscapes and Gardens

Landscapes and Gardens / George Hargreaves; Mary Margaret Jones; Gavin McMillan (Novato, Calif. : Oro Editions, 2015).

The magic of children's gardens

The Magic of Children's Gardens : Inspiring through Creative Design / Lolly Tai (Philadelphia, Penn. : Temple University Press, 2017).

The meaning of gardens

The Meaning of Gardens : Idea, Place, and Action / edited by Mark Francis and Randolph T. Hester, Jr. (Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1990).

Modern homestead

Modern Homestead : Grow, Raise, Create / Renee Wilkinson (Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., 2011).

The new Sunset Western garden book

The New Sunset Western Garden Book : The Ultimate Gardening Guide / edited by Kathleen Norris Brenzel (New York : Time Home Entertainment Inc., 2012).

The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden / edited by Gregory Long and Todd A. Forrest (New York : Abrams Inc., 2016).

Private Gardens of the Bay Area

Private Gardens of the Bay Area / Susan Lowry, Nancy Berner, and Marion Brenner (New York, Monacelli Press, 2017).

Private paradise

Private Paradise : Contemporary American Gardens / Charlotte M. Frieze (New York, Monacelli Press, 2011).

Public garden management

Public Garden Management / Donald A. Rakow, Sharon A. Lee (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2011).

Rain Gardening in the South

Rain Gardening in the South: Ecologically Designed Gardens for Drought, Deluge and Everything in Between / Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford (Eno Publishers, 2009).

Romantic gardens

Romantic Gardens : Nature, Art, and Landscape Design / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers; John Bidwell; Elizabeth S Eustis; William Griswold (New York : The Morgan Library and Museum, 2010).

Secrets of the land

Secrets of the Land : Designing Harmonious Gardens with Feng Shui / Shelley Sparks (Los Angeles, Calif. : Harmony Gardens Unlimited, 2012).

Sound and Scent in the Garden

Sound and Scent in the Garden / D. Fairchild Ruggles, ed. (Dumbarton Oaks, 2017).

Therapeutic landscapes

Therapeutic Landscapes : An Evidence-based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor spaces / Clare Cooper Marcus, Naomi A. Sachs (Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2014).

Transitory gardens

Transitory Gardens, Uprooted Lives / Diana Balmori and Margaret Morton (New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1993).

Urban gardening for dummies

Urban Gardening for Dummies / Paul Simon, Charlie Nardozzi, and the editors of the National Gardening Association (Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2013).


Vizcaya : An American Villa and Its Makers / Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007).

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