Recommended gardening books

The Posy Book

The Posy Book

Teresa H. Sabankaya, Amy Stewart

Like a favorite recipe, a posy is meant to be savored and shared. Try it yourself, and... welcome a bit of floral enchantment into your life. -Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

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Plantopia: Cultivate. Create. Soothe. Nourish.

Plantopia: Cultivate. Create. Soothe. Nourish.

Camille Soulayrol

Join the green revolution!Bring plants into the home to reconnect with nature - it's the perfect antidote to life's frenetic pace. With step-by-step tips, you'll learn how to choose and care for stylish,...

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Stuff Every Gardener Should Know

Stuff Every Gardener Should Know

Scott Meyer

The latest in the best-selling Stuff series, Stuff Every Gardener Should Know is the perfect pocket guide to your garden!

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The New Plant Parent

The New Plant Parent

Darryl Cheng

For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant's needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. <br...

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RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

David Holmgren

This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a...

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Australian Dreamscapes

Australian Dreamscapes

Claire Takacs

In Australian Dreamscapes, acclaimed photographer Claire Takacs takes readers on a journey through Australia's diverse and beautiful gardens.

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The Pleasures of Dry Climate Gardening: One Woman's Project

The Pleasures of Dry Climate Gardening: One Woman’s Project

Barbara Maund, Denise Jepson, Mary Thompson

Covering a life time of experience this book details the development of a remarkable garden made by one woman on a limited income. Suited to its dry climate, the garden (in Central Victoria) is an example and encouragement to...

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Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage

Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage

Mel Gooding, David Mabberley, Joe Studholme

The extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook's first voyage, published for the first time in book form

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Native: Art and Design with Australian Plants

Native: Art and Design with Australian Plants

Kate Herd, Jela Ivankovic-Waters

This richly illustrated book is the ideal source when seeking the perfect feature plant for a space of any size. With stunning photography of gardens old and new, this book captures the most creatively inspiring Australian plants...

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The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for Living

The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for Living

Michael Bates

In the new Australian garden - as told in the story of 18 superbly photographed case studies - designers are prepared to break with landscaping and planting tradition to make every exterior space activated and dynamic. All...

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Slow Down and Grow Something: The Urban Grower's Recipe for the Good Life

Slow Down and Grow Something: The Urban Grower’s Recipe for the Good Life

Tess Robinson, Byron Smith

A blueprint for living the good life in the city - how to grow the easiest food plants in small spaces and recipes to make the most of them

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Root to Bloom: A Modern Guide to Whole Plant Use

Root to Bloom: A Modern Guide to Whole Plant Use

Mat Pember, Jocelyn Cross

Little Veggie Patch Co. favourite Mat Pember is back!

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The Little Veggie Patch Co.

The Little Veggie Patch Co.

Mat Pember, Fabian Capomolla

Best-selling veggie authors Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised...

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The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants

The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants

Georgina Reid, Daniel Shipp

The Planthunter uncovers all the ways in which people around the world find purpose, beauty, wellness and connection through the act of gardening.

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Habitat: A Practical Guide to Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Australian Garden

Habitat: A Practical Guide to Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Australian Garden

AB Bishop

In a world where suburban nature is declining and diversity is shrinking, Habitat is a practical guide for those of us who want to encourage insects, reptiles, frogs, birds and animals into our garden. Not only for our own...

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Birdscaping Australian Gardens

Birdscaping Australian Gardens

George Adams

Wake up to the beautiful sound of birdsong every day.Discover how to identify the most common garden birds, and how to choose, grow and maintain the native plants that will attract them to your backyard.<br...

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Paul Bangay's Guide to Plants

Paul Bangay’s Guide to Plants

Paul Bangay, Dr Simon Griffiths

Gardens designed by Paul Bangay are renowned for their elegant proportions, careful use of materials and inspired choice of plants. In one garden, precise box hedging will frame billowing beds of perennials; while in another,...

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Weed Forager's Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia

Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia

Adam Grubb, Annie Raser-Rowland

Step into the world of our least admired botanical companions. Peel back the layers of prejudice and discover the finer side of the plants we call weeds. An astonishing number are either edible or medicinal, and have deep and...

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Garden Love: Plants Dogs Country Gardens

Garden Love: Plants Dogs Country Gardens

Dr Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths has captured his favourite 20 country-style gardens and shared the knowledge he has gleaned from fellow garden lovers who have created a kind of secret gardening network. One where cuttings are exchanged between...

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Gardens on the Edge: A journey through Australian landscapes

Gardens on the Edge: A journey through Australian landscapes

Christine Reid

In breathtaking images and insightful essays, Gardens on the Edge explores 18 Australian gardens that are defined by extraordinary horizons.    

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Root, Nurture, Grow: The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants

Root, Nurture, Grow: The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants

Caro Langton, Rose Ray, Ro Co

Learn how to grow and nurture new plants from old.

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Flower Colour Guide

Flower Colour Guide

Darroch Putnam, Michael Putnam

The ultimate colour-by-colour flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam

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Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Mr Guilfoyle’s Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William...

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The Flower Expert: Ideas and inspiration for a life with flowers

The Flower Expert: Ideas and inspiration for a life with flowers

Fleur McHarg

Ideas and inspiration for a life with flowers

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Dreamscapes: Inspiration and beauty in gardens near and far

Dreamscapes: Inspiration and beauty in gardens near and far

Claire Takacs

Dreamscapes is a stunning collection of over sixty of the world's most beautiful gardens from across the globe, photographed by internationally renowned and awarded photographer Claire Takacs.

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