My 9 Most Useful and Inspiring Garden Books
If you’re after a little horticultural inspiration, guidance, or perhaps just a beautiful gift idea, then look no further. Here are the 10 books that I love most when it comes to planning, dreaming about and developing my garden and my gardening.
From the master of No Dig and soil health himself this comprehensive book has 19 chapters, covering all the important methods and wonderful results of a no dig approach to gardening (with over 900 photos!). Highly recommended, especially if you’re short for time but still want a productive garden.SHOP NOW
A truly beautiful book, packed with the most inspiring photography, while also being extremely practical and informative. It feels like a behind-the-scenes insight into the creative process Jinny has developed while designing more than 250 spectacular gardens around the world.SHOP NOW
A truly spectacular book, and a brilliant gift for any garden lover, this is the story of The Land Gardeners; creators of productive gardens and stunning cut flowers. Alongside key information on how to optimise soil health (and therefore productivity), it’s their stunningly illustrated lists of favourite cut flower varieties, from tulips to peonies, annuals to shrubs, that I keep coming back to time and again.BUY NOW
A gentle book, as good to read by the fire with a cup of tea as to use as a reference for growing, Grow and Gather follows the annual cycle of growing cut flowers, from sowing in spring to seed-collecting in autumn, with plenty of simple projects, tips and hints shared along the way. It feels both cosy and achievable.SHOP NOW
From Erin Benzakein, owner of the renowned Floret Flower Farm, this beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging blooms year-round shares all sorts of tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and then using the flowers to create seasonal arrangements (complete with handy step-by-step instructions).SHOP NOW
Tracing the year from January to December at her beautiful home, Perch Hill, Sarah shares the hundreds of hardworking varieties that make her garden sing each month in this book, together with the practical tasks that ensure everything is planted, staked and pruned at just the right time.
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