Relais & Châteaux’s "Art of the Garden" Will Inspire Your Inner Green Thumb

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If there’s one thing you can expect from a Relais & Châteaux member hotel it’s glamour. At each location, guests will be delighted by little luxuries that tantalize their senses. But, perhaps most of all, their noses will be in for a treat thanks to the abundant floral arrangements and delicious delicacies made in each and every property.

In its second-ever lifestyle book titled, Art of the Garden: Landscapes, Interiors, Arrangements, and Recipes Inspired by Horticultural Splendors, Relais & Châteaux explores the truly spectacular landscapes, floral arrangements, interiors, and menus of 17 different properties strewn across North America.


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“As champions of the gracious art of living, Relais & Châteaux members thrive to provide their guests with a sense of their passions when visiting,” Daniel Hostettler, President of Relais & Châteaux North America and President and Group Managing Director of OHM Collection, shared in a statement. “The landscapes of our houses provide a blank canvas to be painted by each innkeeper based on their inspirations and needs, be it an edible garden or a vibrant backdrop for a special memory. Each garden preserves the landscape as a glorious celebration of life.”


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Inside the book, guests will find everything from stunning portraits of the Beach Groves at Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island, to the art garden at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford California, along with source material so they may try to mimic the landscapes seen inside the pages. Readers can also become mini-horticultural experts in their own right thanks to the plethora of information provided on regional gardening, including wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains to cacti in the Southwest. This way, they too can create their own personal secret gardens at home using locally-sourced plants as well.

Moreover, the book also provides readers with farm-to-table recipes inspired by the members’ chefs, including The Inn at Little Washington’s Sour Cherry Tarts, Ocean House’s summer-inspired “In the Weeds” cocktail, and Glenmere Mansion’s delicious Spring Panzanella Salad.


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Readers will also have the chance to try out other ideas found inside the book thanks to its helpful how-to sidebars with ideas for setting festive tables, dressing up dishes and cocktails with edible flower garnishes, creating culinary delights highlighting local bounty, and more.

Though, with 89 Relais & Châteaux properties located throughout the U.S., Mexico, Caribbean, and Canada, there is an endless variety of landscapes and tablescapes to be had both in this book and in real life.

The book is available for pre-sale at RizzoliUSA.com and featured member hotels.