Best Garden Pictorials Books
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1. Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery
Author: by Emma Sibley
House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own.
From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own. Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety.
This includes details on size, growth, and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.
2. Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast
Author: by Jennifer Jewell
Both poetic and practical and celebrates the diversity of garden design throughout the West. Sunset From windswept deserts to misty seaside hills and verdant valleys, the natural landscapes of the American West offer an astounding variety of climates for gardens.
Under Western Skies reveals thirty-six of the most innovative designsall embracing and celebrating the very soul of the land on which they grow. For the gardeners featured here, nature is the ultimate inspiration rather than something to be dominated, and Under Western Skies shows the strong connection each garden has with its place.
Packed with Atkinson’s stunning photographs and illuminated by Jewell’s deep interest in the relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit, Under Western Skies offers page after page of encouraging ingenuity and inventive design for passionate gardeners who call the West home.
3. Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
Author: by DK
Let the experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens guide you around the beautiful and mysterious world that is the plant kingdom. From regulating the air we breathe to providing food, clothes, fuels, and medicines plants are fundamental to our lives.
Discover an extraordinary diversity of species, which includes a grass that grows a meter a day, roots that breathe air, and “queen of the night” cactuses whose rare blooms vanish before dawn. In a combination of art and science, Flora celebrates plants from majestic trees to microscopic algae, explaining how they germinate, grow, and reproduce.
It presents species that have evolved to accommodate pollinating insects such as the foxglove, and plants that have adapted to flourish in even the most hostile of habitats. Pierre-Joseph Redoute in the 18th-century was described as the “Raphael of flowers”. Flora showcases his botanical paintings as well as those of Georg Ehret and others in this gorgeous visual celebration of plants through the ages.
4. English Gardens: From the Archives of Country Life Magazine
Author: by Kathryn Bradley-Hole
Rizzoli (October 1, 2019)
This is the definitive and most authoritative book ever published on the glories of English gardening-historically and horticulturally, a tour de force. An unprecedented in-depth look at the English garden by one of Britain’s foremost garden writers and authorities, this book showcases the enduring appeal of the English garden whose verdant lawns and borders of colorful plants are the inspiration for garden lovers worldwide.
Kathryn Bradley-Hole-the longtime garden columnist for Country Life-takes a fresh look at more than seventy gardens from across England and distills the essence of what makes the English garden style so sought after. Seasonal photographs capture the gardens-some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some rarely photographed-at their finest moments, accompanied by sparkling, insightful text.
Featuring photographs from the unparalleled archives of Country Life, the full story of the English garden is here, from medieval monastery gardens to the Victorians and the Arts and Crafts movement to the twenty-first century. Designs by many of the horticultural world’s greats are amply featured, including Gertrude Jekyll, Capability Brown, Piet Oudolf, and Arne Maynard, as well as gardens famous the world over-Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and Great Dixter-alongside new and less-well-known ones, many open to the public.
5. Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
Author: by Carolyn Mullet
A bucket list tour of Europe’s private gardens Acres of white-blooming garden rooms on the island of Mallorca. A seven-tiered wonder of stone, plants, and water above Germany’s Rhine River. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation in a quiet Scottish valley.
These sumptuous landscapes are just three of the fifty destinations you’ll visit on this exclusive tour of Europe’s most beautiful private gardens. From Belgium to Ireland, Scandinavia to Wales, Carolyn Mullet is your guide through intimate retreats normally off-limits to visitors.
Short profiles introduce the intriguing owners and rich histories of each garden and the land they inhabit. Among the featured gardens are works of eminent designers such as Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Malengier, and Louis Benech. Whether you love exploring faraway places or creating your own landscape haven at home, Adventures in Eden is the ideal armchair getawayglimpses into personal garden artistry that are sure to spark inspiration.
6. Petersham Nurseries
Author: by The Boglione Family
Lying nine miles or so southwest of London between Richmond and Ham, Petersham is a place apart. There’s no high street as such and, though there are a good number of historic houses and a charming, if somewhat hidden, 18th century village lock-up, none are open to the public.
By car, it would be easy to miss it entirely … This is Petersham Nurseries and this is its story. Over 20 years ago, Francesco and Gael Boglione decided to buy Petersham Nurseries, a small plant nursery behind their home, never thinking that it would go on to shape their lives in the most joyful and extraordinary ways.
This book charts that journey, incorporating stories of the couple’s pastsfrom Francesco’s travels in Afghanistan, India and Nepal to Gael’s career as a modeland illuminating how the nurseries developed in line with their commitment to nature, integrity and family. Combining the story of the Boglione family in their own words with stunning color photographs, archive photography, sketches of the changing seasons, recipes and styling tips, this is an evocative and inspiring portrait of one of the most unique businesses in the UK today.
7. Our Hearts Are in England (Victoria)
Author: by Jordan Marxer
83 Press (August 1, 2019)
Join us in dreaming of a world of stunning beauty overflowing with heritage, enduring romantic charm, and incomparable grace. From the editors of Victoria magazine, Our Hearts Are in England invites you to travel along scenic byways to visit quaint villages, glorious gardens, and quintessential cottages.
Filled with lush photography and enchanting prose, this exquisitely bound hardcover book is one to savor as we voyage together in search of England’s very essence. Our Hearts Are in England offers an impassioned salute to one of our most cherished destinations.
From rolling hills dotted with sheep in the Cotswolds to charming little towns clustered along the country’s rugged shorelines, peaceful villages beckon us to slow down and drink in their pastoral beauty. Wonders abound in history-steeped sites, including the former homes of William Morris, leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement, and literary legends Beatrix Potter in the Lake District and Jane Austen in the sophisticated town of Bath.
8. Our Hearts Are in France (Victoria)
Author: by Jordan Marxer
From the history-cloaked towns of Normandy and the fragrant lavender fields in Provence to the dew-kissed vineyards of Burgundy and Aquitaine, nothing compares with the beauty and the romance of France. The latest offering from the editors of Victoria magazine, Our Hearts Are in France takes readers on a memorable journey through this majestic country, where centuries-old chateaux rise from the riverbanks and snow-dusted mountains give way to rolling hills and fertile valleys sprinkled with tiny villages, each one more enchanting than the last.
We visit the eternally alluring City of Light, where Julia Child honed her culinary skills, Parisians stroll pocket gardens brimming with roses, and love blooms beneath the graceful curves of the Eiffel Tower. Our Hearts Are in France is replete with page after page of beautiful interiors, from the idyllic retreat of Marie Antoinette and a pastoral farmhouse in Provence to the quaint quarters of an American in Paris, as well as with ideas for creating personal Gallic-inspired sanctuaries.
9. Royal Gardens of the World: 21 Celebrated Gardens from the Alhambra to Highgrove and Beyond
Author: by Mark Lane
This book is a stunning exploration of 21 of the world’s most celebrated royal gardens, from the delightful Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the organic, sustainable Highgrove to the Castle of Mey in Scotland. In mainland Europe, you can journey from the formal splendour of Het Loo in the Netherlands and Versailles in France to the Baroque World Heritage Site of the Royal Palace of Caserta in Southern Italy.
Further afield, lies the Taj Mahal, the Tokyo Imperial Palace and Peter the Great’s Summer Palace and Gardens in St Petersburg. Each featured garden includes the history, plantings and evolution of the garden as well as portraits of key plants and information about the design and layout of each.
Countries included are: England, Scotland, Austria, Bali, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Sweden. This inspiring global selection of royal gardens is a perfect gift for any gardening enthusiast or armchair traveller and takes the reader on a journey of architecturally significant houses and their gardens as well as providing inspirational planting ideas.
10. Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens
Author: by Daniel J. Hinkley
Dan Hinkley is a rare man, generous, inspired, and gifted with an eye for beauty that is given to few people. How I long to wander again in the galloping beauty of his garden at Windcliff. Here it is, in all its inspiring wonder.
Anna Pavord, author of Landskipping and The Curious GardenerDaniel Hinkley is widely recognized as one of the foremost modern plant explorers and one of the world’s leading plant collectors. He has created two outstanding private gardensHeronswood and Windcliff. Both gardens, and the story of how one begat the other, are beautifully celebrated in Hinkley’s new book, Windcliff.
In these pages you will delight in Hinkley’s recounting of the creation of his garden, the stories of the plants that fill its space, and in his sage gardening advice. Hinkley’s spirited ruminations on the audacity and importance of garden-makingcontemplations on the beauty of a sunflower turning its neck from dawn to dusk, the way a plant’s scent can spur a memory, and much morewill appeal to the hearts of every gardener.
11. Cottage Gardens: A Celebration of Britain's Most Beautiful Cottage Gardens, with Advice on Making Your Own
Author: by Claire Masset
The cottage garden’s abundant, informal style is rooted in Victorian dreams of a perfect country life, but has found new expressions from the Arts and Crafts movement to the present day. This book showcases many cottage gardens both famous and obscure, including writer Thomas Hardy’s cottage in Dorset; the flower-filled cottage garden created at Sissinghurst, Kent, by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson; Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian home, Hill Top, and the picturesque Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex.
Practical advice on creating your own cottage garden is also offered, including key plants and techniques. With climbing roses, bright hollyhocks, pathways edged with honeysuckle, blossom-filled orchards, and wildflower meadows, this is the perfect book to capture the idyllic British country garden and a wonderful companion for all cottage-garden enthusiasts.
12. Buckingham Palace: A Royal Garden
Author: by Claire Masset
The royal garden of Buckingham Palacea hidden oasis in the center of Londonhas been shaped by the tastes and skills of numerous monarchs and gardeners over the centuries. Today the garden plays a key part in the busy calendar of royal events, including the much-loved tradition of The Queen’s Garden Party.
This working garden grows and develops through the changing seasons, accommodating a diverse array of flora and fauna, from the National Collection of Mulberries to the royal beehives. This lovely volume serves as an exciting new guide to the garden, furnished with specially commissioned photography.
Follow along through the seasons as the Palace’s Head Gardener, Mark Lane, offers insights and tips from his many years of experience tending the magnificent garden and grounds. Buckingham Palace: A Royal Garden provides unique insight into the activities of the Palace’s gardening team, such as mulberry harvesting and creating winter bouquets for the Palace.
Practical advice is accompanied by atmospheric photography, royal anecdotes, and an engaging and authoritative narrative from leading gardening author, Claire Masset.
13. American Gardens
Author: by Monty Don
Prestel (October 27, 2020)
Monty Don, Britain’s treasured horticulturalist, and renowned photographer Derry Moore explore iconic and little-known gardens throughout America. For years, Britain’s much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and culture.
Now, he travels across America with celebrated photographer Derry Moore to trace the fascinating histories of outdoor spaces which epitomize or redefine the American garden. In the book, which complements the BBC television series, they look at a variety of gardens and outdoor spaces at the center of American history including the slave garden at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate, Longwood Gardens in Delaware, and Middleton Place in South Carolina.
Together, they visit verdant oases designed by modernist architects such as Richard Neutra. They delve into urban outdoor spaces, looking at New York City’s Central Park, Lurie Garden at the southern end of Millennium Park in Chicago, and the Seattle Spheres.
14. RHS Birthday Book
Author: by Royal Horticultural Society
Birthdays and anniversaries are never easy to remember. The RHS Birthday Book is the place to keep all your important dates together so that you will never have to worry about forgetting them again. This brand new edition of the best-selling RHS Birthday Book features all new illustrations.
15. Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens
Author: by Christopher Woods
An extraordinary collection of 21st-century gardens that will arouse wanderlust Whether you are a garden globetrotter or an armchair explorer, this book is definitely one to add to your collection. Gardens Illustrated A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape and light in Marrakech, a haunting tree museum in Switzerlandthese are just a few of the extraordinary outdoor havens visited in Gardenlust.
In this sumptuous global tour of modern gardens, intrepid plant expert Christopher Woods spotlights 50 gardens that push boundaries and define natural beauty in significant ways. Featuring both private and public gardens, this journey makes its way from the Americas and Europe to Australia and New Zealand, with stops in Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Along the way, you’ll learn about the people, plants, and stories that make these iconic gardens so lust-worthy. As inspiring as it is insightful, Gardenlust will delight your passion for garden inspirationand the many places it grows.