Resulting from years of international research, this book is the first complete overview of the sixteenth-century Enclosed Gardens of the Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen, which have long been recognised as outstanding masterpieces. The significance of the Gardens’ complex content and visual language is explored alongside analysis of their particular physical features, supported by comprehensive photographs, some of artefacts never previously observed. The wealth of new information and interpretation will transform the understanding of these fascinating works of art.