The Secret Garden

Have you ever wondered what lies beyond those tall walls and hedges so prevalent around the island of Palm Beach and other luxury enclaves? Planted and constructed to purposefully maintain their occupants’ privacy, most of us will never catch a glimpse of their private worlds. But thanks to a newly published book by SMI Landscape Architecture, a local award-winning firm, we are provided a rare room with a view into some of the area’s loveliest secret gardens.

Palm Beach Chic

Palm Beach homes, Palm Beach gardens and Palm Beach life, written by a Palm Beach girl – someone with stories to share and the kind of access you only get when you’re a lifelong friend.

The book is Palm Beach Chic (The Vendome Press, 312 pages, $75), a gorgeous volume that’s witty, understated and urbane – much like Palm Beach itself.