For Nature Lovers: Books That Celebrate the Great Outdoors

Looking for a gift for the green-thumb in the family? Simply pining for spring? These books will whisk you away to pure blue seas, picture-perfect gardens and nighttime prowls in Central Park.
A Gardener's Labyrinth by Patrick Kinmonth and Tessa Traeger

A Gardener's Labyrinth

289 pages; Booth-Clibborn Editions
British restraint, romanticism, and deep-rooted eccentricity fill the sumptuous pages of A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants & Places, by Tessa Traeger and Patrick Kinmonth (Booth-Clibborn Editions). Visionaries Andy Goldsworthy and Charles Jencks sculpt landscapes of primal energy, while ardent antiquarians Julian and Isabel Bannerman use nature and artifice to create a sense of wild civility.
— Cathleen Medwick