World Class Design

In this special issue, we go idea collecting in Europe and Southeast Asia. Our findings? Gardens of startling beauty and regional relevancy—but full of design magic and good ideas for you wherever you live.

42 Thai Fusion

AnAmerican in Bangkok, master of the high-end resort landscape Bill Bensley opens the gate into his private garden world ofThai luxuriance and delight. by william l. warren

52 Nordic Light

Sweden is known for its contemporary design culture, but does that include gardens? Most certainly if you know Ulf Nordfjell, a designer inspired by the stark yet beautiful Scandinavian landscape. by joanna fort nam

60 Controlled Exuberance

The Belgian family firm of Wirtz brings streamlined modern classicism to an international corporate and private clientele.We visit their first garden on the West Coast. by donna dorian

70 Designing by Nature

Dutch planting designer Piet Oudolf has a devoted fan base in the United States and is the designer of choice for many highprofile public projects. What makes him the acknowledged master of the New Perennials style? by tim richardson

A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world — george san tayana


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14 Dirt

The art of botanical illustration, pots that stand the cold, bowls made from veggies, flowers for the holidays, a plant to love, books to give and receive.

28 Growing

The NewYork Botanical Garden has revamped its conifer garden to show off the best varieties for home gardeners.

Interior designer Bunny Williams advises on the finer points of creating and furnishing a functional and comfortable potting shed.

36 Style

Hot new outdoor looks from Maison & Objet, the Paris exterior style catwalk.

40 Groundbreaker

Christopher Lloyd:Why has this Englishman been so influential in the USA?

79 Sage Advice

Jack Ruttle's seasonal advice. A swimming-pool garden for Atlanta's rainy climate. Gifts for four different gardeners.

96 Details

A walk on the wild side in Malibu.

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