My Garden, My Paradise will delight and inspire as it celebrates the relationship between New Zealand literature and the garden. Over fifty of New Zealand's finest writers express the beauty, joy and satisfaction of gardening, of growing food and flowers, of creating and enjoying a private haven. Inspired by their writing, garden photographer Sally Mason has created superbly evocative photographs to enhance the sensory feast. Prose extracts and poems celebrate colonial gardens, spring in the High Country, suburban riots of color, feeling part of the land, Maori salad ingredients, Pukeiti in bloom, summer afternoons, gardens with secrets, a Japanese garden, a wild garden, a pyramid of tomatoes, and exchanging seeds with friends. Family, aging, love, philosophy, memory, comfort and humor are entwined with pruning, mulching, weeding, vegetables, herbs, fruit, bonsai, bulbs and, of course, roses. My Garden, My Paradise captures and shares New Zealanders' passion for their gardens, making it the perfect gift and a delight to own.