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  • ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    MCCABE CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9781760760601
    Title: ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    Author: MCCABE CHRISTINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2020 New Release

    The Adelaide Hills charts the evolution of gardening in Australia. And though anchored deeply in history, many of its gardens have their sights set firmly on the future.

    Old oak, elm and ash trees, planted long ago after memories of English gardens, live alongside stringybark eucalypts and native bush gullies, fruit-bearing orchards and wineries. All have thrived on the region's good rainfall, cool climate and natural springs.

    Over time, the Hills has weathered storms, droughts and fires. In response to these changing conditions, gardens, too, have changed. Heavily forested slopes have, in many cases, given way to veggie patches, free-ranging chickens and sheep, while Victorian rose and rhododendron hordes have made room for climate-compatible native flora.

    Encompassing twenty gardens, taking in grand Victorian estates and repurposed municipal water tanks alike, with evocative stories by Christine McCabe and sublime photography by Simon Griffiths, this book is a testament to the power of gardens to adapt, delight and restore.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • AN AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    AN AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    COX PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781760760939
    Title: AN AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    Author: COX PHILIP
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sometimes the story of a garden is also the story of a life. Both private retreat and conservation exercise, this sprawling Australian bush garden uses nature as muse to reveal the arresting beauty of the natural landscape.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    TAKACS CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781743794708
    Title: AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    Author: TAKACS CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Australian Dreamscapes, Claire Takacs showcases the varied gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal not only to our love of beauty, but that sit gently in their surrounding landscapes, giving a strong sense of place.

    Across 15 chapters and 22 gardens, Claire's stunning photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. The chapters detail the journey to establishing the gardens, their motivation, and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out. Beautifully presented, Australian Dreamscapes is a stunning journey through the diversity of gardens in Australia.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A PRACTICAL GUIDE
    AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A PRACTICAL GUIDE
    STEWART ANGUS / BISHOP A B
    ISBN: 9781743365434
    Title: AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A PRACTICAL GUIDE
    Author: STEWART ANGUS / BISHOP A B
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A highly illustrated, authoritative and practical book focused on all aspects of using native plants in the home garden, from design through to plant choice and cultivation.


    This authoritative and practical book--written in an approachable and accessible style--focuses on growing and using native plants in the home garden. It provides expert information on the fundamentals--soils, cultivation techniques, pruning, fertilising and maintenance--and looks at different styles of garden design, using Australian plants not only for aesthetic reasons but for creating droughtproof gardens, fire resistant gardens, and environments attractive to native fauna as well. Growing your own bush foods is also covered. Highly illustrated and information-packed, The Australian Native Garden showcases some of the best designed Australian gardens and explores rural areas around Australia where indigenous species thrive in the wild, representing a fascinating source of inspiration and information.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    PURDIE DOUG
    ISBN: 9781743361719
    Title: BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    Author: PURDIE DOUG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BANKSIAS : Second Edition
    BANKSIAS : Second Edition
    GEORGE ALEX
    ISBN: 9780992290030
    Title: BANKSIAS : Second Edition
    Author: GEORGE ALEX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: June 2020 New Release

    Banksias are Australia's most iconic plants after Eucalypts - known for thousands of years to Australians and - through writing and art - to many more who have never visited this land.

    This extensively revised edition includes the most recently discovered Banksia, vincentia, with descriptions and illustrations of all 79 known species with many new photographs and updated species descriptions. It provides the history of their discovery, evolution, how to find and grow them and how they have inspired artists and artisans. With some 400 beautiful colour illustrations it is the comprehensive, up-to-date guide to these unique and fascinating plants.

    Tables list which Banksias to grow for particular purposes and the three authors have between them, studied and grown all 79 species of Banksia, their combined experience totalling over a hundred years.

    Imprint: BLOOMINGS BOOKS
    RRP: $69.95

    Price: $69.95
  • BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    ADAMS GEORGE
    ISBN: 9780670078707
    Title: BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Author: ADAMS GEORGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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.

    From acacias to eucalypts, and from honeyeaters to kookaburras, this essential guide will help transform any garden across Australia into an avian paradise.

    Featuring plant and bird directories illustrated with superb colour photographs and line drawings, as well as comprehensive planting tables and expert advice, this book has all you need to create a refuge for birds - and so preserve Australia's amazing natural heritage and biodiversity.



    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $59.99
    Price: $59.99
  • COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS IN AUSTRALIA   **Special Price**
    COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS IN AUSTRALIA **Special Price**
    MCVICAR JEKKA
    ISBN: 9781925750294
    Title: COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS IN AUSTRALIA **Special Price**
    Author: MCVICAR JEKKA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking herbs in Australia.

    Jekka McVicar is passionate about herbs and this passion permeates her authoritative and immensely practical book.

    Here she covers over 150 herbs - from the most common such as mint and basil to the more exotic, such as turmeric and lemon grass. For each herb she outlines various species, its history, cultivation, propagation and harvesting and then looks at cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses, with over 250 recipes.

    Having grown herbs for over 30 years, Jekka knows the most common pitfalls to avoid. She offers plans for planting herb gardens, be it for aromatherapy or cooking, and guidance on propagation, harvesting, herbs in containers, pests and diseases as well as a yearly calendar.

    This definitive sourcebook is the herb gardener's essential companion.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $12.99
  • CONNECTED : The Sustainable Landscapes of Phillip Johnson
    CONNECTED : The Sustainable Landscapes of Phillip Johnson
    JOHNSON PHILLIP
    ISBN: 9781760522773
    Title: CONNECTED : The Sustainable Landscapes of Phillip Johnson
    Author: JOHNSON PHILLIP
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Australian landscape designer Phillip Johnson became an international household name after winning Best in Show at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower and Garden Show in 2013 - the equivalent of winning a gold medal at the Olympics. This book explores Phillip's philosophy of connecting with nature in a sustainable way. Connected focuses on his key passions, including integrated sustainable water management and the creation of natural, chemical-free pools; recreation of thriving habitats for indigenous plants and animals; and the thoughtful connection of the landscape to the home.
    Illustrated with lavish photography, garden plans and practical water-flow diagrams for each garden featured, Connected tells the stories behind the commissioning, design and execution of 19 gardens designed by Phillip (with insights from their owners). The showcased gardens range from small suburban to large rural spaces, and include the author's own home garden 'laboratory'. Phillip's account of the design and construction of his award-winning garden at Chelsea is also featured.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • DR HOUSEPLANT
    DR HOUSEPLANT
    BLAND JANE
    ISBN: 9781743796740
    Title: DR HOUSEPLANT
    Author: BLAND JANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: September 2020 New Releas

    The all-you-need-to-know guide to provide the best and get the most out of your favourite houseplants.

    Is your monstera getting monstrous? Snake plant looking sickly? Fiddle-leaf fading? Devil's ivy dropping leaves? Dr. Houseplant is your key to a thriving indoor home garden.

    Build your confidence and plant collection with this guide and learn to give your favourite houseplants the best care. Packed with information from choosing healthy plants to creating space for them to flourish in your home, Dr. Houseplant is the go-to for any plant enthusiast, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned green thumb.

    The book includes features on 42 of the most popular houseplants, including monsteras, ferns and cacti. Each feature provides you with the knowledge to provide the ideal conditions for each variety, from watering, feeding and temperature control, and will show you how to identify and treat common issues, such as pests and fungal diseases, with tailored solutions to suit every plant and home.

    With photography that illustrates the beauty and life plants can bring to your home, Dr. Houseplant will inspire and help you cultivate your own indoor garden.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DREAMSCAPES : Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
    DREAMSCAPES : Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
    TAKACS CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781743793527
    Title: DREAMSCAPES : Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
    Author: TAKACS CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Dreamscapes is a stunning collection of over fifty of the world’s most beautiful gardens from across the globe, photographed by internationally renowned and awarded photographer Claire Takacs. Dreamscapes includes many gardens designed by famous designers such as Piet Oudolf, Paul Bangay, and Spanish designer Fernando Martos among others, with photographed locations including Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This book will astound and delight you with the diversity and creativity of the gardens featured, all portrayed at that rare moment when they are at their most stunning.

    Iconic gardens included are the stunning Welsh garden Dyffryn Fernant, Australia's Cloudehill, Martha Stewart's private garden, the beautiful Edwardian idyll of Bryan's Ground in Herefordshire, the former home of Vita Sackville-West, Long Barn in Kent, the naturalistic French garden of Le Jardin Plume in Normandy, Hermannshof in Germany at the forefront of planting design, and Kenrokuen one of Japan's most beautiful public gardens.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • EDIBLE GARDEN COOKBOOK AND GROWING GUIDE
    EDIBLE GARDEN COOKBOOK AND GROWING GUIDE
    WEST PAUL
    ISBN: 9781760558109
    Title: EDIBLE GARDEN COOKBOOK AND GROWING GUIDE
    Author: WEST PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide is a book about growing food wherever you may be and however much space you have. It is about cooking simply with fresh, seasonal produce and about celebrating life through sharing food with friends and family and the community around you.

    The book has lots of practical gardening advice, with information on how to set up a garden using a sunny windowsill, courtyard, backyard and even no yard! There are step-by-step guides to building a no-dig garden and the best way to compost depending on the space you have, as well as an A-Z guide for growing the most popular veg. Paul then shares more than 70 simple, produce-driven recipes that are bursting with freshness and flavour. And finally, Paul looks at how to develop relationships around food and shares some wonderful ideas for various events, from throwing a pickle party and hosting a harvest festival to building a mud-brick oven in your backyard and inviting your neighbours over for a wood-fired pizza night!

    The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide is for everyone who is interested in food and community. It will inspire and give you confidence to try your hand at growing your own produce and making more of your own food, and help you to find real meaning in everyday life.

    Imprint: PLUM
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • FLOWER : Exploring the World in Bloom
    FLOWER : Exploring the World in Bloom
    ISBN: 9781838660857
    Title: FLOWER : Exploring the World in Bloom
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The latest installment in the bestselling Explorer Series takes readers on a journey across continents and cultures to discover the endless ways artists and image-makers have employed floral motifs throughout history.

    Showcasing the diversity of blooms from all over the world, FLOWER spans a wide range of styles and media - from art, botanical illustrations, and sculptures to floral arrangements, film stills, and textiles - and follows a visually stunning sequence with works, regardless of period, thoughtfully paired to allow interesting and revealing juxtapositions between them.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $69.99
  • GARDEN
    GARDEN
    DANGAR WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781760522766
    Title: GARDEN
    Author: DANGAR WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lavishly photographed celebration of renowned Australian landscape designer William Dangar's unique and highly creative approach to garden making.

    William Dangar's Garden is a journey through a series of twenty-one inspiring, emotive and lyrical gardens. Each is photographed at its optimum moment - not when newly planted, but when nature has reasserted itself and there is a certain expressiveness, a sense of wildness, breaking through the original structure and order. Each project is described through Will's frank perspective, chronicling the challenges, the planting choices, the collaborations, the relationships and the joy that make these gardens significant.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GARDEN
    GARDEN
    MUSGRAVE TOBY
    ISBN: 9781838660765
    Title: GARDEN
    Author: MUSGRAVE TOBY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2020 New Release

    Following the bestselling The Gardener's Garden, garden expert and historian Toby Musgrave explores the creative art of garden-making through more than 200 elements and features. This is the ultimate reference guide, with entries ranging from Allee and Bower to Formal, Native Planting, and Xeriscape - each illustrated with examples drawn from historic and contemporary gardens around the world. Whether tending an English cottage garden or a Japanese Zen landscape, gardeners and garden lovers everywhere will be inspired as never before.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $100.00
    Price: $100.00
  • GARDENERS GARDEN
    GARDENERS GARDEN
    MUSGRAVE TOBY
    ISBN: 9780714874159
    Title: GARDENERS GARDEN
    Author: MUSGRAVE TOBY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The inspirational resource for garden designers and garden-lovers - now available in a compelling compact format.

    The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
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