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"This delightful book . . . takes us into the gardens of some famed artists . . . In each of the 11 gardens, readers are invited to share in its history and observe how the owners have painted the landscape canvas as they, like all gardeners, follow the path of their particular longing for paradise." —The Times Colonist(2013-09-14)
"The authors have done a superb job of sharing the stories of 11 gardens and their passionate gardeners along with their interplay with other arts including poetry, pottery and painting. Conversations are interwoven with rich memories and influences that include locales far beyond the Pacific Northwest." —The Vancouver Sun(2014-03-28)
"Beauty by Design, Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest, indeed provides both inspiration and consolation in equal measure. Painters, poets, a potter, artists, and creatives from all walks of life are drawn to make gardens, bringing with them a fresh perspective and an indomitable spirit when it comes to executing their vision." —Pacific Horticulture(2014-01-01)
"It's the perfect time for gardeners to dream about next year! What to plant, what to change, what to aspire to. Beauty by Design is a book that will encourage your gardening dreams." —CBC Radio North By Northwest(2013-08-27)
Bill Terry is a retired CBC executive, and the author of Blue Heaven, Beyond Beauty, and co-author of Beauty by Design. He lives on BC's Sunshine Coast with his wife Rosemary.
Born in Toronto, Rosemary Bates spent much of her life working as a print journalist in Winnipeg and Toronto. She later became a producer at the CBC of current affairs and arts programs, including The Arts Report and The Arts Tonight. As co-author of Beauty by Design she joins her husband, Bill Terry, in writing the stories of passionate gardeners.