Jane Powers has been Gardening Correspondent of the Irish Times since 1997 and also write for Irish Garden magazine, Garden Heaven, Gardens Illustrated, The Times, the Garden Design Journal and The Professional Gardener. She is inspector of Irish gardens for the Good Gardens Guide. Jonathan Hession's career meandered through many areas of photography before settling in the film business as a stills photographer on movie sets. He was eventually infected with the garden photography bug by his wife, Jane Powers.
'a sumptuous tome [...]lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs by Jonathan Hession' Historic Gardens Review worth its weight in gold Irish Examiner This book is a thorough treat. And one that delights the biggest muscle of all, the brain. Irish Examiner 'The photographs often stopped me in my tracks, sometimes with an involuntary gasp and a mental, 'Oh I must go there'... This pair of perfectionists have produced a remarkable book.' -- Joy Larkcom The Garden ' Its images are hard to resist.' -- Anna Pavord Independent on Sunday 'A tour de force.' Garden News the writing is fresh, informative and entertaining: the photographs are magnificent ... likely to become a standard reference, which will tell you new things about gardens you know and send you off to visit those you don't. The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Journal I was scarcely 20 pages into this magnificent book before I said to myself 'I've got to go back to Ireland. I've got to go back now ... a huge, heavy, sumptuous book beautifully designed and rightly extravagant with the photographs. -- Anna Pavord The World of Interiors a horticulturist's dream House & Garden shows exactly why it is that we should take such an immense, enduring and protective pride in the remarkable gardens that are a unique but fragile part of our heritage The Irish Times Ireland's finest gardens are showcased in stuning new book ... a must-have for all who are interested in the evolution of the Irish garden. -- Diarmuid Gavin Irish Independent The first extensive book on Irish gardens in a long time, this big weighty tome made me feel utterly homesick for my native land, and reminded me what makes Irish gardens and landscapes so unique. The English Garden an absorbing well-written thing of beauty ...unbelievably romantic and magical photographs. Irish Mail on Sunday outstanding in its scope and achievement ... a book not to be missed The Irish Garden magazine this big weighty tome made me utterly homesick for my native land, and reminded me what makes Irish gardens and landscapes so unique. The light, the atmosphere and the character of these places are captured magnificently in Jonathan Hession's photographs ... Jane Powers ...accompanies the fine photography with considered, informed writing ... The English Garden a stunning record of the best the island has to offer, in both the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Independent on Sunday it will surely persuade many readers to visit, or re-visit, that remarkable island's remarkable repertorie of gardens Country Life a synchrony of text and images that should be the blueprint for future books of this kind ... Gardens Illustrated This is a truly inspirational book, one that will excite & inspire and make you start planning a glorious garden tour of the lush green isle. The Living Room blog