Celebrated landscape artist Jean Mus exemplifies the twofold nature of his field: he designs Mediterranean-style gardens that reflect his extraordinary abilities as both garden artist and knowledgeable horticulturalist. From lush seaside estates to peaceful countryside havens to green oases amid the hustle and bustle of cities, Mus’ lavish installations-which integrate perfectly into the surrounding landscape- display a rich spectrum of Mediterranean influences, incorporating pottery, slate walkways, sleek water channels, and regional flora. In Mediterranean Gardens, Mus invites the reader to explore twenty of the exclusive gardens that have made him famous. Dane McDowell guides us across the artist’s verdant landscapes throughout southern France and into Greece and Portugal. She divulges the stories behind Mus’ gardens and peppers the text with technical and reflective anecdotes from the designer himself. The sublime photographs by Vincent Motte offer inspiration to gardeners, landscape designers, and lovers of the Mediterranean region.