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Rain Forests to Flowers-- Gardens on Java takes readers to some of the most breathtaking gardens in the western part of Indonesia's central island. This visual tour de force starts in a sequestered stand of vital cloud rain forest, visits the famous Gardens at Kebun Raya-- one of the world's most important conservators of tropical and rain forest species; and on to the newest flower gardens in the western highlands--Taman Bunga Nusantara.
In this richly illustrated and dramatically photographed book you'll discover the joys and pleasures of the forests, flowers and gardens of Java.
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Greg Asbury is a true Renaissance man. Author, photographer,consultant, lecturer. He brings unbridled energy and curiosity to whatever he touches. In Rain Forests to Flowers Greg and co-author Elvin McDonald bring the cultures, the rainforest, and the cultivated gardening styles of Indonesia to life. Greg and his partner, editor Judy Smith head a worldwide marketing agency that has allowed them to travel extensively throughout the Indonesian archipelago. During the last ten years they have visited areas and participated in in cultural events that few Westerners have observed. Greg is also a noted nature and underwater photographer who shares his love of the oceans as a NAUI Scuba Instructor. Greg is a frequent and popular lecturer at the University of Southern California's PRIME MBA program. A frequent traveler to Indonesia, he is also the President of the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce on the West Coast.
Elvin McDonald is the well known author of over 50 books on gardening, including The 400 Best Garden Plants, The Color Garden Series-- Red, White, Blue and Yellow, The New Houseplant: Bringing the Garden Indoors. Elvin is the Garden Editor of Traditional Home magazine. Elvin traveled to Java as the primary consultant for the Emmy award winning television series, Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn. His work, presented in this book, complements the well known epsiode of this PBS series, Tropical Gardens.
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Book Description Mitra Publications, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0965400301
Book Description Mitra Publications, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 110 pages. 11.00x8.60x0.70 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0965400301