Celebrating National Gardening Week at home
From medicinal plants to boost the mind and memory and urban garden design guides right through to pollinators and how to make life greener. Here's a look back at some of the horticultural books we've designed.
A Beautiful Obsession: Jimi Blake’s World of Plants at Hunting Brook Gardens
The book by Jimi Blake and Noel Kingsbury walks readers through Jimi's unique gardens, borders, valley and meadow at Hunting Brook and highlights his bold, creative plant selection and gardening style.
Urban Garden Design: Transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and practical escape
This urban garden design guide from five-time RHS Chelsea gold medal winner Kate Gould proves Small and awkward outside spaces don’t need to be unloved. From courtyards to rooftops, Kate Gould draws on her experience as an award-winning garden designer to provide tailored solutions and inspirational ideas.
Botanical Brain Balms: Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind
The book by authors Nicolette Perry and Elaine Perry explains the beneficial effects of plants on the memory, mind and mood, how they work and suggest easy remedies and exercises that you can make part of your daily routine.
Get Plants: How to Bring Green into Your Life
Get Plants from author Katherine Price puts plants front and centre in this book. It shows that with a little know-how you can find a plant that will flourish in the many different "ecological niches" available in and around your home from shady basement stairwell to south-facing windowsill. The book draws on the scientific work, plant collections and horticultural knowledge of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Naturalistic Planting Design The Essential Guide: How to Design High-Impact, Low-Input
From Nigel Dunnett guides readers through an alternative and innovative approach to planting, which celebrates the spirit of nature for outside spaces that aren’t only beautiful, but sustainable and ecologically rich too. Featuring case studies on his planting for the London 2012 Olympic Park and The Barbican as well as parks and public spaces throughout the UK.
Plant Love: The Scandalous Truth About the Sex Life of Plants
Plant Love from bestselling popular science author Michael Allaby reveals the shocking truth of the sex life of over 200 plants. Botanical illustrations throw light on the gallery of pimps, hookers and gigolos who may be lurking in your back garden.
Botany at the Bar: The Art and Science of Making Bitters
Botanists Selena Ahmed, Ashley DuVal and Rachel Meyer from the New York based craft bitters-making company, Shoots & Roots Bitters, take us on a trip throughout the plant world as they share their unique expertise on the ecology, cultural practices, and medicinal properties just waiting to be discovered at the bottom of your glass.
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