An insider's guide to the world's greatest 'secret' gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe. Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering urbanites in the know a chance to immerse themselves in nature. These often small, well-kept secrets are not as grand as those on the tourist trail but are equally delightful and rewarding to visit, if you know where to find them. Green Escapes is the revelatory insider's guide to these secret gems. Each of them open to the public, the gardens range from pocket parks, courtyards, and rooftop terraces, to community gardens and more.• This is the first global 'secret garden' city guide, featuring over 260 publicly accessible gardens, pocket parks, and green spaces in more than 150 cities, from Tokyo and Venice to Chicago, Sydney, and beyond. • Featured gardens include Elevated Acre, a rooftop haven overlooking New York's financial district; Theatrum Botanicum at the Cartier Foundation in Paris - a garden artwork by Lothar Baumgarten; and the Vasconcelos Library Greenhouse in an abandoned factory in Mexico City. • User-friendly with images, maps, and visitor information, as well as handy icons and indexes so the gardens can be identified by their type - courtyard, edible, historic, museum, rooftop, and more. • Informative texts describe each garden, its design and planting features, and provide historical context.Format 184 x 124 mm.