Now available in its brand-new second edition, and updated with a selection of gardens not cited in the previous edition, this remarkable guide to the most stunning gardens in the world gives its readers descriptions of magnificent formal gardens in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. From the famous gardens of Granada's Alhambra to several private, hidden gems known only to the privileged few, this magnificently illustrated guide will inspire both gardeners and garden lovers. Travelers, too, will take inspiration from this unusual collection. Just a few of the many gardens described in this lavishly illustrated book are-- Boscobel, in New York State's Hudson Valley The Gardens of Versailles, just outside Paris The Garden of Claude Monet at Giverney, France The Taj Mahal in Agra, India The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan . . . and many many more Here is a must-have volume for discerning travelers and a source of inspiration for dedicated gardeners. Hundreds of magnificent color photos.