Old Time Gardens is a book so well written that each of the twenty-two chapters can be read independently . . . In addition to providing captivating descriptions and information about historic gardens from New England to Philadelphia, Earle offers the fruits of extensive research into the plants of the Colonial era. Among the treasures of the book are the two hundred vintage photographs of America’s gardens as they existed around 1900. Old Time Gardens should find a place on the shelf of gardeners and historians as well as Colonial Revival enthusiasts. For long winter nights or tedious aeroplane journeys, it offers far more diversion than the latest thriller. Earle’s wealth of knowledge about American gardens and the people who made them is still inspiring a hundred years after the book was first published.