The Garden Tourist is a specialty travel book aimed at weekend gardeners, professional landscape designers and vacation travelers. The 256-page book profiles 120 botanical gardens, historic estates and destination nurseries. It is divided into chapters by state, from southern Maine and Vermont, New Hampshire, to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Hudson River Valley in New York, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Maps and suggested itineraries begin each chapter. The book is richly illustrated with 665 color photos that entice the reader to hop in the car. Contact information, admission fees, hours, and special events, along with at-a-glance symbols that denote garden amenities make trip planning a breeze.