In The BNOTP Library: Nantucket Garden and Houses

After touring Sarah’s lovely island cottage yesterday, it’s time to share a favorite book filled with beautiful homes and gardens on another well-loved island.

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In the BNOTP Library: Nantucket: Gardens and Houses
Author: Virginia Scott Heard

Nantucket Gardens and Houses by Virginia Scott Heard

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Great photography with tons of close-ups. Plenty of antiques and nautical, ship-themed art, paintings, collectibles throughout the book. Where else would you find a ship’s figurehead in the garden! 🙂
  • This book is filled with gorgeous pictures of the gardens and homes in Nantucket. It’s almost like a pictorial tour with detailed captions and information about what you’re seeing. Both Nantucket and Cape Cod are on my bucket list and this book makes me want to go there right now.
  • One of the best parts of a book like this is you get to see parts of Nantucket you would never get to see even if you visited in person. I love the hidden gardens and the peeks inside the homes. Nantucket is truly a special place if it’s anything like this book portrays.

You can read more about this book at Amazon where I normally buy my books here: Nantucket: Gardens and Houses

Planning a trip to Nantucket? You’ll find two other books I have enjoyed and shared here: At Home in Nantucket AND A Nantucket Christmas

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  1. marlene minnelli says

    I absolute love your articles !!!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us. God Bless You !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. It’s an enchanting area and it provides a lot of photographic interest.
    I bet the book is full of inspiration.

  3. Marlene Stephenson says

    That is another place i would like to visit, Nantucket and Marthe’s Vinyard. The only place i have been that had ocean is Hawaii and Texas, Hawaii was beautiful but Texas, nothing old but it is closer to Ok. where i live.

  4. Help! I can’t decide what decking to use on my new screen porch. I wanted to use porcelain tile but my old but remodeled lake cabin doesn’t have a concrete foundation. I was so inspired by your blog on your porch. What decking did you use.

  5. No secret that Nantucket is my favorite island destination. My dream was to have a home there. We seriously considered it in the 1980s. Wish we would have taken the leap and purchased the property we considered. Hind sight!!!
    This book is on our shelves. I’ve enjoyed it for years!

  6. I was excited to read your post but it lacked pictures from the book. 🙁

    Jane x

    • Yeah, I don’t show pictures from the book. It would be very difficult and very time consuming for me to try to scan in pictures on my little Brother printer, plus, it would probably violate copyright rules anyway. Often you can see a preview at Amazon, but not always for older books. I just describe the book as best I can in the book review posts.

  7. Karen Noel says

    So interesting to read this post this morning as my husband and I are off to Nantucket today to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Nantucket is truly a special and beautiful island! Susan, I hope that you will be able to visit Nantucket and Cape Cod in the near future!!

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