Books For Gardeners

Books for Gardeners

Spring has finally arrived here in Wiltshire. On our daily dog walks we’re seeing lovely displays of Daffodils, Snow Drops and Crocus’. All of which are lifting my spirits after what feels like a long, cold, dark and isolated winter. In today’s post I share some of the best books for gardeners, whether you’re a beginner or avid gardener.


Whilst there’s still plenty of frosty mornings here in the UK, things are warming up during the day. We’ve already had some lovely sunny afternoons, which has prompted several of our neighbours to dig out their lawn mowers from the back of the shed and cut their lawns. Dave & I have spent a couple of lovely sunny afternoons in our small garden tidying away the winter leaves and getting pots ready for spring plants.

Dave & I aren’t garden experts, we have a small wood themed garden, which is landscaped to blend with the copse of trees behind our home. We have a rockery full of hardy alpines, a small circular lawn for the dogs to play tug-o-war on and various hedges, pots and herbs. It might be small but it’s plenty big enough for growing herbs, and bee friendly flowers in pots. We also share our little garden with lots of birds who come and use our bird boxes and bird feeders.

Books for Gardeners

Below is a list of bestselling books for gardeners, so whether you have a large or small garden or even a balcony like my mum, there’s plenty of books to inspire you this spring.

The Five Minute Garden (March 2020)

The five-minute method to keep your garden beautiful

Garden writer Laetitia Maklouf has discovered the secret of happier gardening – do something small every day. She’s packed this book with little bursts of activity: spruce, chop, nurture, fuss or tackle a larger project, all in five-minute forays.

RHS How To Garden When You’re New To Gardening

 The Basics For Absolute Beginners. If you’re not sure of the first steps to take, this handbook takes the anxiety out of plotting and planting and equips you with all the know-how and confidence you need to get digging into your garden.

Also available at: Book Depository (Free Delivery)

RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch (Feb 2020)

A guide to vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions.

Perfect for beginners as well as keen gardeners. This planting book will teach you how to plan your space, be it a small raised bed, some pots, or a large vegetable patch. The bright photos, step-by-step illustrations, and foolproof advice will get you growing in no time.

Also available at: Book Depository with FREE Delivery

My Garden World – Monty Don (Sept 2020)

I couldn’t have a book list without Monty now could I? This is Monty Don’s personal journey through the natural year, month by month, season by season, observed from the immediate world around him.

Also available at: Book Depository with FREE Delivery

Is it time for a Brew yet?

RHS Complete Gardener’s Manual(Oct 2020)

A one-stop treasure trove from the RHS that covers every aspect of gardening, from planning and planting to growing and care.

Choose plants that will thrive in your space. Design a border for year-round colour. Grasp different pruning techniques. Discover how to protect your veg patch from pests. Make the best compost.

Delve into this concise, practical encyclopedia to find all the ideas and advice you need to create a spectacular, thriving garden.

Also available at: Book Depository with FREE Delivery

GREENHOUSE GARDENING: The Essential Guide (Jan 2021)

One for the keen gardener (and my dad who loves his greenhouse).

Have you always wanted to produce fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruits by yourself but you have no idea where to start to do it? Then this is the book for you.

Also available at: Book Depository with FREE Delivery

Couldn’t resist this last one…

All My Garden Shit (Feb 2020)

You gotta LOVE this title 🙂

This Beautifully designed 150 Page Gardening Planner has got you covered every step of the way and will help you to plan, plant, harvest, maintain, and catalog your garden. Start planning now for a sustainable beautiful garden.

I don’t know about you but after 2020, I have a renewed energy for getting outside and appreciating nature. I’m really looking forward to seeing my little garden full of bright flowers, lots of birds, busy bees and pretty butterfly’s this summer.

I hope my list of books for gardeners has inspired you. Happy reading & gardening.

Miche xxx

After all that gardening – it’s time for a Brew

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