The Wirtz Gardens

The Wirtz Gardens
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Texts by Patrick Taylor. Photography by Marco Valdivia.

Schoten, Belgium. Wirtz International. First published in 2003. Third printing, 2011. 2 volumes, housed in black cloth slipcase. Hardback, dust jackets. Unpaginated [c. 600 pages]. Illustrated profusely throughout with colour photos and drawings. 340 x 290mm (13 x 11"). 5kg. 9076704368. English. Fine.

This is the first book on the celebrated landscape gardeners Jacques Wirtz and his two sons, Peter and Martin. Sumptuously illustrated, the two volumes feature 57 private and public gardens created by the Wirtz family in Europe. The illustrations show the gardens through the seasons and reproduce many of the original plans and drawings.