Throughout history and around the world, monarchies have overseen the creation of splendid gardens on the grounds of their royal palaces, leaving a legacy of incredibly gorgeous places rich with historical importance. These gardens were conceived not only for the pleasure of kings and queens but also as a sign of their power. In this lavishly illustrated book, photographer Jean-Baptiste Leroux takes us on an exclusive walk through some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia—all of which have belonged, or still belong, to royal families. Author Stéphane Bern presents the intriguing history of these unforgettable landscapes, accented by personal testimonies of their owners.
- ISBN: 9781419713989
- Publication Date: November 11, 2014