Chasing Eden Design inspiration from the gardens at Hortulus Farm

Jack Staub, 1951-

Book - 2020

"One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. Over forty years, they have created an inspirational, 100-acre wonderland filled with both charms and eccentricities."

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Subjects
Genres
Illustrated works
Published
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press 2020.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
271 pages : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm
ISBN
160469873X
9781604698732
Main Author
Jack Staub, 1951- (author)
Other Authors
Renny Reynolds (author), Rob Cardillo (photographer)
  • The lay of the land
  • Long views : vista & axis
  • Land crafting & hardscape
  • Water features
  • Woodlands
  • Open spaces
  • Palette & planting
  • Themed gardens
  • Edible gardens.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

“Vision, tenacity, and a perfectionist’s eye are the qualities that shine out from this account of a paradise garden created by two of America’s foremost stylists.” —Anna Pavord, author of The Curious Gardener and Landskipping One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. It is beautifully captured in Chasing Eden, a lavishly illustrated roadmap to creating a personal Eden. Hortulus Farm is a not only a model of classical tenets, but also a showcase of how traditions can be successfully broken. Gardeners will discover information on specific design principles, from vistas and allées to hardscaping and water features. They will also learn how to adapt these principles to less-than-optimal settings without sacrificing a site’s sense of place. Both aspirational and practical, Chasing Eden will inspire home gardeners to create their own earthly paradise.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Using their garden, Hortulus Farm in Bucks County, PA, as an example, celebrated gardeners and tastemakers Jack Staub and Renny Reynolds explain the principles of garden design, and give gardeners the courage to know when to break them. 

Review by Publisher Summary 3

'Vision, tenacity, and a perfectionist's eye are the qualities that shine out from this account of a paradise garden created by two of America's foremost stylists.' 'Anna Pavord, author of The Curious Gardener and Landskipping One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. It is beautifully captured in Chasing Eden, a lavishly illustrated roadmap to creating a personal Eden. Hortulus Farm is a not only a model of classical tenets, but also a showcase of how traditions can be successfully broken. Gardeners will discover information on specific design principles, from vistas and allées to hardscaping and water features. They will also learn how to adapt these principles to less-than-optimal settings without sacrificing a site's sense of place. Both aspirational and practical, Chasing Eden will inspire home gardeners to create their own earthly paradise.