This comprehensive garden sourcebook is replete with inspiring ideas for seasonal gardening, interior design, and entertaining from Relais & Châteaux hospitality insiders. Experts in the creation of beautiful environments, they show how to translate their savoir-faire into indoor and outdoor sanctuaries and festive events at home.
Showcased are a variety of Relais & Chateaux enchanting horticultural havens--from simple cutting and kitchen gardens to more elaborate formal plantings, including parterres and topiaries at fifteen celebrated establishments in North America. The delights of the garden are then brought indoors through botanical prints, textiles, wallpapers, and objets d'art, such as metal and porcelain flowers. How-to sidebars show ideas for setting a festive table using rose petals, garlands, bud vases, and more, and for dressing up dishes and cocktails with edible flower garnishes and creating culinary delights harvested by the local terroir. A must-read for passionate gardeners and flower lovers, and all those who appreciate the masterful creativity of Relais & Châteaux, The Art of the Garden shows how to bring the sparkle and freshness of the outdoors into your home.
About the Author
Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs, and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Today there are 560 members worldwide (eighty-eight of whom are located in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean). The North America group is headquartered in New York City.
David Hostettler is the President and Group Managing Director of Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn, and Rhode Island's Watch Hill Inn. He is president of Relais & Châteaux North America.
David Engelhardt is a travel, portrait, and lifestyle photographer based in New York City.