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Under Western Skies

Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast

Under Western Skies
Jennifer Jewell By (author)
Caitlin Atkinson Photographs by
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Timber Press

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8.5 X 10.5 in
412 pg

GARDENING / Pictorial
GARDENING / Regional / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes


This photo-driven book explores how the rugged landscape of the American West deeply influences the way people garden. It profiles 35 of the most groundbreaking gardens in the region. 


“How lucky we are to have Atkinson and Jewell as our guides on this world-class garden tour of the North American West. They offer a rich portrait of this varied landscape, the transformative gardens inspired by it, and the pure joy to be found in the natural world.” —Melissa Ozawa, features editor, Martha Stewart Living

“Pitch perfect, Under Western Skies notes the value of ecology and art in gardens both private and public.” —Christin Geall, florist and photographer, author ofCultivated: Elements of Floral Style

“A beautiful homage to the light and majesty of barely tamed wildness and an intimate portrait of people planting their spaces in collaboration with place.” —Lorene Edwards Forkner, speaker, writer, and Seattle Times columnist

“Atkinson and Jewell invite each of us to reimagine one’s connection to the land while cultivating nature close to home. A must-read for anyone searching for inspired solutions for designing or refining a garden.” —Emily Murphy, author of Grow What You Love and founder of Pass the Pistil

Author Bio

Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place, a coproduction of North State Public Radio in Chico, California. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of a garden- and floral-designing mother and a wildlife biologist father. Jennifer has been writing about gardening professionally since 1998, and her work has appeared in Gardens Illustrated, House & Garden, Natural Home, Old House Journal, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, and Pacific Horticulture.

Caitlin Atkinson is a photographer of places, spaces, and all things botanical. She was the photographer for the books Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens and Designing with Palms, among others. Her photographs have appeared in Elle Decor, Dwell, Martha Stewart Living, and Architectural Digest. When not photographing gardens, you can find her digging in her own patch of dirt. See more of her work on Instagram @caitlinatkinson_photography or at