How Does Your Garden Grow?
No two South Florida gardens are the same—just ask Jack Staub. Owner of the historic Hortulus Farm Garden & Nursery in Pennsylvania and author of Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens, Staub recently traveled around South Florida with photographer Rob Cardillo in search of stunning flora with a story. Their findings are compiled in the new book Private Gardens of South Florida (Gibbs Smith, $50). Staub came to South Florida expecting to see nothing but tropical gardens typical of the area but instead found himself immersed in a range of edens as diverse as the state itself. The book features gardens from all around South Florida, including an abundance of Palm Beach County properties. From a manicured historic estate adorned with coquina terraces and sea-grape hedges to a Moroccan-inspired jungle of delights reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent’s famed Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, these properties exemplify the types of landscape styles common in this slice of paradise.
Photographs by Rob Cardillo from Private Gardens of South Florida by Jack Staub, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith