Personal blog of Derek and Margaret, now living in Dominica, W.I., founders of Ozone Zone – an Independent Canadian book publisher specializing in coffee table books of architectural treasures and lush gardens. We also promote fine artistic photography. This blog contains unofficial reports and comments from our various trips, photo sessions and jobs – an unofficial scrapbook of our travels, explorations and photo-related work. See “about” for more.

As we are progressing with our book Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean, I am posting for you two more photographs. The first one is again from Hunte’s Gardens on Barbados. We love his way of blending plants with additional elements, creating stage-like decoration for the garden.
When you step down to the bottom of the sinkhole-shaped garden, you follow a narrow path through dark area shaded by huge palm leaves. And suddenly, you enter this small secluded place inviting you to rest. Simply irresistible…

Hunte’s Gardens are full of wonderful surprises, and we will reveal many of them in our book.

Next photo I would like to share with you is from St Vincent Botanic Garden – the oldest botanic garden in the Caribbean.
Among other plants and trees, a huge and old Cannonball tree grows there, lending visitors its shade on a hot day.

It looks bizarre, full of spiky branches. But, when it starts to bloom it creates an amazing spectacle, and its flowers are most unusual. Add a light fragrance to it, and it is a tree from Eden!

It will be my pleasure to post more photographs from our upcoming garden book soon.

I would also take this opportunity to thank Waheeda Harris, a seasoned travel writer, for her nice review of our book Tropical homes of the Eastern Caribbean.

We specially like the comment on brilliant bright colour shades. Thanks so much!

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