Gardens of the North Shore of Chicago (Hardcover)

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By Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Scott Shigley (Photographs by)
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A privileged view of private gardens along the shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago's Gold Coast.

Ben Lenhardt, an avid gardener and preservationist, explores the rich tradition of gardening along the shore of Lake Michigan from Evanston to Lake Bluff. This area, which includes Winnetka, Highland Park, and Lake Forest, is one of the most affluent in the United States, and the gardens are verdant retreats, lushly planted and meticulously maintained. Twenty-five gardens are included, organized according to their design--classic, naturalistic, country, and experimental. Lenhardt's authoritative and engaging descriptions, based on detailed interviews with the owners, are complemented by vivid images by noted landscape photographer Scott Shigley.

About the Author

A board member of the Garden Conservancy for more than fifteen years, Benjamin F. Lenhardt served as chair from 2011 to 2018. An avid gardener and preservationist in both Charleston, South Carolina, and Winnetka, Illinois, Lenhardt serves on the boards of Drayton Hall, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. He is a contributor to Garden Master Class, forthcoming from Rizzoli in spring 2020. Scott Shigley is a well-known landscape photographer based in Chicago. He is the principal photographer for Movement and Meaning: The Landscapes of Hoerr Schaudt, among many publications.

Praise For…

“Dreamy gardens . . . A joy to read with four generous and colorful chapters showing classic, contemporary, country, and naturalistic gardens.”
—Flower Magazine

“[Includes] spectacular gardens.”
—Garden Design

“Visually stunning.”
—Garden Collage

“Enjoy learning about the North Shore of Chicago gardening world, enjoy some fabulous photography of gardens - and make a difference at the same time!”
—The Blissful Gardners 

Gardens of the North Shore of Chicago is a long overdue book, focusing on the garden mecca of Chicago’s North Shore. . . . The inviting text is taken to another level when paired with the exquisite photographs of noted landscape photographer, Scott Shigley. You will be thrilled at the large images that let you take in the many glorious garden details, inspiring horticultural material and landscaping ideas.” 
—Private Newport with Bettie Bearden Pardee
Product Details
ISBN: 9781580935319
ISBN-10: 1580935311
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 240