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A to Z of Plant Names

This handy gardener's reference provides the derivation, meaning and pronunciation of the most popular and interesting garden plants. Common names and synonyms are cross-referenced to the botanical name. Names are organized alphabetically by

Coombes, Allen J.

Adagio: Living & Gardening Mindfully
Illustrations 296

"Adagio is a charming treatise on slow gardening and the importance of slowing down and enjoying life. At the same time, it has an environmental message regarding living ethically and sustainably. This message is delivered in T

Dixon, Trisha

Armchair Book of Gardens

People have always created gardens. Why are we so passionate about gardens and what do they represent? This fabulous collection of prose and visual imagery looks at gardens from many angles, celebrating their sensual, practical, spiritual, a

Billinghurst, Jane

Art of Mindful Gardening
Sowing the Seeds of Meditation 144

The Art of Mindful Gardening explores the activity of gardening as an exercise for both body and mind. Ark Redwood, head gardener at one of Britain's most sacred gardens, guides the reader through the changing

Redwood, Ark

Banksia Lady
30 colour images 296

This is the story of Celia Rosser, internationally acclaimed Botanical Illustrator, who ultimately dedicated her life to painting the entire genus of Banksia, the only artist to have done such a thing. Her dedication to the

Landon, Carolyn

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales

Marta McDowell combines the skills of a historian, biographer and gardener as she explores Beatrix Potter's passion for plants. Her book combines rich visuals with quotations from the writer's works, letters and diaries, to introd

McDowell, Marta

Cottage Garden Flowers
192(Ht mm) 136(Wdt mm) 120

In this classic 1960s gardening book, Margery Fish's advice and enthusiasm for horticulture has stood the test of time and remains a go-to book for green-thumbed gardeners today. She guides the reader through technique

Fish, Margery

Curious Gardener
Illustrations 352

In The Curious Gardener, Anna Pavord brings together in 12 chapters - one from each month of the year - 72 pieces on all aspects of gardening. From what to do in each month and how to get the best from flowers, plants, herbs, f

Pavord, Anna

Drunken Botanist
black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings 381

Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy

Stewart, Amy

Gardener's Latin
15 illustrations 144

Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many

Bird, Richard

Growing at the Speed of Life
A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden 336

With more than two dozen cookbooks and hundreds of television shows, lectures, and personal appearances devoted to promoting healthful cooking, award-winning chef and former "Galloping Gourmet" G

Kerr, Graham

100 colour illustrations 224

Herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for both food and wellbeing. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the bota

Hildebrand, Caz

Paradise in Plain Sight

Come See the Garden That Is Your Life When Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller and her family land in a house with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Through

Miller, Karen Maezen

Philosophy In The Garden

Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing in Chawton, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his Italian Gedankenbaum, 'thought tree'? In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young reveal

Damon Young

Plant: Art of the Botanical World

The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning su

Phaidon Editors

Pocket Gardener
black & white line drawings 160

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland Brimming with curious garden lore as well as practical, year-round advice on everything from planting

Hart, Felicity

Pocket Naturalist UK
black & white line drawings 160

'In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.' John Muir Packed with absorbing countryside facts and tips on everything from birdwatching to identifying flora and fauna, this miscellany is the pe

Hart, Felicity

Quest for Shakespeare's Garden
75 illustrations, 65 in colour 112

Published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Quest for Shakespeare s Garden traces the origins of garden history and the Elizabethan garden, as well as telling the story of the B

Strong, Roy

Some Flowers
25 illustrations 112

In Some Flowers, originally published in 1937, Vita Sackville-West took the novel step of choosing 25 of her favourite flowers and describing their appearance, origins and characteristics - and the best ways to grow them - i

Sackville-West, Vita, Rust, Graham

Velvet Pears
Four Seasons at Foxglove Spires 296

A lavishly illustrated and highly personal story of the creation of an idiosyncratic Australian country garden, "Velvet Pears" is an inspirational book that's also full of practical ideas. Author Susan Southam

Southam, Susan