Catriona Tudor Erler

Catriona Tudor Erler is a freelance garden author, photographer, and speaker. She has written nine garden books, many of which feature her own photography, and contributed to many others.

She also has written for magazines such as Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, The English Garden, Log Home Living, and Garden Design, and her articles have appeared in newspapers throughout the country, including the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Denver Post, and the San Jose Mercury News. She currently writes a bimonthly column for the Smith Mountain Laker magazine.

A popular garden lecturer, Ms. Erler has spoken about gardening to many groups and clubs throughout the United States and in England and has been a guest expert on television and radio shows related to gardening.

Book Reviews by Catriona Tudor Erler

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“a treasure to enjoy with your children and grandchildren . . . should become a family heirloom . . .”

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The cover of Plant: Exploring the Botanical World is compelling with its eye-catching, embossed kaleidoscope of floral and leaf images set against a simple black background.

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This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Brown (1716–1783).

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There is a wealth of free food available in the wild, if only you know where to look.

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“I want to buy a copy.” “It’s beautiful.” “I love it.” These are direct quotes from book club members who saw an advanced copy of Melissa Sweet’s latest biography for young readers, Some Writer

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There’s food in them thar hills, and more and more people are enjoying the hunt for nature’s wild edible bounty.

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“[a] charming, inspiring book.”

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Last year The New York Botanical Garden mounted an exhibit called “FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life.” Frida Kahlo’s Garden is the book written to accompany the exhibit.

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“Beyond New York, the High Line has gone viral. From Seoul to Mexico City, cities worldwide have rushed to turn obsolete infrastructure into public space.”

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Front Yard is a garden-variety slapstick comedy with elements of farce, witchcraft, and fairies.

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We should be grateful that the sunflower has no sweet fragrance.

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Since he opened shop as a London-based landscape designer in 1997, Luciano Giubbilei has built an impressive, international reputation with clients in Europe, Britain, North Africa, and America.

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“this book may be the trigger to inspire a child to learn more.”

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Facts, figures, legends, dramas, quirky personalities, literary characters, gardening, and culinary history . . .”

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They can pretend to be worms, butterflies, snails, and any other creature that captures their imaginations.”

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“a big investment, but one that will pay off with years of pleasure.”

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Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens is a lush book that takes you into 21 outstanding east coast country gardens. They are well worth the visit.

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“Take a bite out of this book to experience the wide and wonderful world of apples.”

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“Beetle-maniacs” will adore this beautifully illustrated, comprehensive volume written by the renowned entomologist Arthur Evans.

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“This is a book you’ll want to drink up, making a point to remember the information tidbits you want to pull out to amaze and amuse your friends at the next wedding, dinner, or cocktail par