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Coffee table books – architecture, art & garden

Inside Mackinac Island's Historic Cottages

Author Moira Croghan

Photography by Mark Bearss

9" x 9", Hard cover with jacket, To be released in June 2020


A Fortnight of Fragrance on Mackinac Island

Author Sue Allen with "The Lilac Man" Jeff Young

Photography by Jennifer Wohletz

9" x 9", Hard cover with jacket, To be released this summer


The Gardens of Mackinac Island

Authors Jack Barnwell & Sue Allen

Photography by Jennifer Wohletz

10" x 10", Hard cover with jacket, $50

ISBN: 978-0-9973847-5-8

Tour Mackinac Island’s private and public outdoor spaces for a rare peek at gardens both humble and grand.  Each garden has a story, many have secrets, and most have a connection to the past. Come to the gardens and hear the voices of those who love them. With more than 600 color photographs featuring nearly 100 gardens and the Mackinac Island State Park, this book masterfully interweaves narratives, poetry, history and horticulture of this unique island, creating a time capsule of past and present. 


Mackinac's premier landscape architect Jack Barnwell along with his fellow island landscape designers and local gardeners show how they bring a unique sense of style in the outdoors. From naturalized rock gardens, tranquil ponds, fragrant lilacs and heirloom perennial gardens, to classical statues, elegant fountains, historic pergolas and showy border gardens, The Gardens of Mackinac Island provides a welcome variety of inspiration for creating an inviting, relaxing outdoor space.

an introduction to the Gardens of
Mackinac Island | picture book


Author Jack Barnwell

Photography by Jennifer Wohletz

6" x 9", soft cover, $18

ISBN: 978-0-9973847-4-1


Mackinac Island's unique location, quaint horse culture and crop of passionate gardeners has led to the creation of many spectacular gardens.  Guided by one of Mackinac's premier landscape designers, explore the island through its most breathtaking vistas.  

The Essence of Nature | coffee table art book


Paintings by Maeve Croghan

10" x 8", hard cover, $34.95



The Essence of Nature is an eye-catching coffee table book that's perfect for sharing your love of the island with friends and family. The book showcases a beautiful collection of luminescent oil paintings by Mackinac Island artist Maeve Croghan. The paintings express Mackinac's beauty and depict the special places on the island where people of all ages may discover the joy of life and nature. The book also takes viewers on a tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Northern California, France and Italy.  




Book Review


"The Essence of Nature celebrates the work of Mackinac Island painter and naturalist Maeve Croghan.  The book contains dozens of Ms. Croghan's works, including pieces that were commissioned or sold and scattered about to sellers all over the country.  For the first time, her work is compiled in a single product that can be shared with even more people." Stephanie Fortino, Mackinac Town Crier