Author(s): Manuela Roth
Tropical gardens are man-made paradises on earth: The seductive perfume of exotic flowers, gently splashing water and unimaginable shades of colors provide the beholder with the setting for a dream. Since many are privately owned, this publication allows readers to look behind the gates and to discover the stunning beauty of some of the most magnificent tropical gardens of the world. These veritable lands of wonder betray the sure instinct and eye for details as well as the botanical knowledge of their landscape architects and gardeners. In addition to the creative arrangement of plants and trees, lakes and creeks with other natural treasures, the selected gardens show numerous ways of how added elements such as bridges, gazebos and garden furniture enhance the enchanting environment and accommodate the human visitor.