The Scentual Garden: Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance (Hardcover)
A complete illustrated survey of fragrance in the garden by America’s leading garden writer
American Horticultural Society 2020 Book Award Winner
Gold Medalist: Garden Communicators International
Popular garden writer Ken Druse offers a complete survey of fragrance in the garden, in a major work filled with new knowledge. He arranges both familiar and unusual garden plants, shrubs, and trees into 12 categories, giving gardeners a vastly expanded palate of scents to explore and enjoy, and he also provides examples of garden designs that offer harmonious scentual delights. Ellen Hoverkamp contributes her artful botanical images of flowers and plants discussed in the text. These are accompanied by Druse’s award-winning garden photographs, to create a book that is as beautiful to look at as it is informative and evocative to read.
About the Author
Ken Druse is a celebrated lecturer and an award-winning author and photographer who has been called “the guru of natural gardening” by the New York Times. He is best known for his 20 garden books published over the past 25 years. He lives in New Jersey.
Ellen Hoverkamp won the Garden Writers Association’s top award for photography for Natural Companions and has been using a flatbed scanner as a camera since 1997. She lives in Connecticut.
— Niki Jabbour
"A brilliant and fascinating journey into perhaps the most overlooked and under-appreciated dimension of plants. Ken’s well-researched information, experience and perfect examples, now has me appreciating plants, gardens, and designs in a fresh and stimulating way."
— Joe Lamp’l
“It’s beautiful and smart.”
— Margaret Roach
"It's a really revolutionary book in its approach to fragrance in the garden"
— Thomas Christopher