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  • PLANTING FOR HONEYBEES : The grower's guide to creating a buzz
    PLANTING FOR HONEYBEES : The grower's guide to creating a buzz
    WYNDHAM LEWIS SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787131460
    Title: PLANTING FOR HONEYBEES : The grower's guide to creating a buzz
    Author: WYNDHAM LEWIS SARAH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Of the 25,000 known species of bee worldwide, only seven species are honeybees.

    Bees and plants have a sophisticated and delicate symbiosis. In recent years, the shrinking of green spaces has endangered the honeybee. Now Planting for Honeybees shows you how you can help these delightful pollinators to flourish by creating a garden as a habitat for them.

    No matter how small or large your space – from a window ledge in the city to a country garden – Sarah Wyndham Lewis offers practical advice on which plants to grow, and when and where to plant them.

    Charmingly illustrated with delicate drawings, this a jewel of a guide to treasure.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • PLANTOPEDIA : The Definitive Guide to House Plants
    PLANTOPEDIA : The Definitive Guide to House Plants
    CAMILLERI LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781925811773
    Title: PLANTOPEDIA : The Definitive Guide to House Plants
    Author: CAMILLERI LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Houseplants have the power to transform any room. With their lush foliage, structural beauty and air-purifying qualities, they help create indoor oases that bring a sense of tranquility to our busy lives.

    In Plantopedia, Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan from Leaf Supply present the definitive guide to keeping happy, healthy houseplants in any space. This guide features over 150 plant profiles including foliage plants, succulents, cacti and rarer gems of the plant world. Each profile includes detailed care information including troubleshooting tips and tricks to ensure that your houseplants thrive.

    There are plants for all levels of indoor gardeners, from budding novices to green thumbs and beyond.

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $49.99
  • PLANTS FOR THE PEOPLE : A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine
    PLANTS FOR THE PEOPLE : A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine
    LOVELL VERINDER ERIN
    ISBN: 9781760760465
    Title: PLANTS FOR THE PEOPLE : A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine
    Author: LOVELL VERINDER ERIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life, this book offers a beginner's guide to plant medicine as a source of self-care, vitality and wellness. Plants! People! We belong together!

    Plants are our past. Plants are our future. We are diminished if we can't celebrate plants, properly understand their powers and harness their energy to heal ourselves. Plants for the People is an exploration of the plant world through the eyes of a master herbalist, weaving ancient wisdom with a modern approach to plant medicine. This is a beginner's guide to using plants to restore vitality and a general sense of wellbeing, with recipes for easy-to-make teas, tinctures, syrups, balms and baths. Throughout there are golden tips and tonics for addressing common ailments such as bloating, bad skin, lack of energy, winter coughs and colds, jangling nerves and many other present-day complaints. An evolution of herbal-medicine books of the past, Plants for the People is a modern presentation of an ancient craft. This is plant medicine's time to shine.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • PRICK : Cacti and Succulents - Choosing Styling Caring
    PRICK : Cacti and Succulents - Choosing Styling Caring
    LEON GYNELLE
    ISBN: 9781784723675
    Title: PRICK : Cacti and Succulents - Choosing Styling Caring
    Author: LEON GYNELLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A modern guide to the fashionable world of houseplants.

    Cacti and succulents are the plant of the moment. Beautiful, affordable and - if you know how - easy to care for, they're a short cut to creating brighter, calmer, more relaxing spaces in the home and office.

    In PRICK, cactus and succulent expert Gynelle Leon gives you all the knowledge you need to help your plants thrive in a simple, easy-to-understand way - from a plant gallery showcasing all the weird and wonderful varieties, to straightforward advice on how to choose, care for and style your plant for maximum impact.

    As an RHS-award-winning plant photographer and founder of London's only shop dedicated to cacti and succulents, Gynelle is full of useful information and fascinating facts about all things succulent.

    Imprint: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • PRIVATE GARDENS OF AOTEAROA
    PRIVATE GARDENS OF AOTEAROA
    TURLEY SUZANNE
    ISBN: 9781760760519
    Title: PRIVATE GARDENS OF AOTEAROA
    Author: TURLEY SUZANNE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Suzanne Turley – one of New Zealand’s most sought-after landscape designers – has created many of the country’s most desirable private gardens, all set against the spectacular backdrop of the natural environment.

    From the pristine Pacific beaches of the North Island to the breathtaking peaks of the Southern Alps, this book gives readers rare access to these hidden gardens nestled alongside coastal cliffs and surging rivers, woven into bush or etched seamlessly into volcanic hills.

    Private Gardens of Aotearoa is both an exemplar of cutting-edge landscape design and a travelogue of a country feted for the magnificence of its natural features.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • RARE PLANTS : Forty of the Worlds Rarest and Most Endangered Plants
    RARE PLANTS : Forty of the Worlds Rarest and Most Endangered Plants
    IKIN ED
    ISBN: 9780233006239
    Title: RARE PLANTS : Forty of the Worlds Rarest and Most Endangered Plants
    Author: IKIN ED
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: December 2020 New Release

    Rare Plants explores what makes the world's rarest plants so exceptional, and by what means they have become so scarce, telling the story of 40 rare and endangered species through exquisite botanical artworks sourced from the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Accompanied by illuminating and authoritative text, the book is presented alongside 40 frameable art prints and encased in a collector's box.

    Some of the most beautiful, useful and fascinating plants in the world are also the most uncommon, and have drawn the fascination of plant hunters, botanists, scientists and gardeners for centuries. This rarity, combined with pressures from humankind's impact on the planet, has brought many of these species to the point of crisis. In a race against time to conserve the world's plant biodiversity, organisations such as Kew are deploying incredible science to save our rare and threatened plants. Cutting-edge genomics reveals new species, distribution modelling directs us to outlying plant populations, while drone and satellite data highlight the speed at which species are declining. This vital information informs which habitats should be protected and prioritises plant conservation programmes.

    Rare Plants finds hope among the challenges, and exhibits the role of botanic gardens in conservation across the globe.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $69.99
    Price: $69.99
  • REMARKABLE TREES
    REMARKABLE TREES
    HARRISON CHRISTINA
    ISBN: 9780500021927
    Title: REMARKABLE TREES
    Author: HARRISON CHRISTINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    To discover so many intriguing things about trees from around the world is truly wonderful. This beautifully illustrated book reveals just how much these useful, fascinating, dangerous yet beautiful living beings really contribute to our lives’ Dame Judi Dench

    More than 60,000 species of trees are found in an amazing variety of forms, sizes and habitats. Every tree has its own story and here are over 60, selected for their particular resonance and connection with humankind and representing most of the world’s major zones and ecologies. In portraits that combine vivid cultural and historical narrative with a firm scientific grounding, the authors reveal the details of trees from around the world, both familiar and strange. We use timbers for building and creating, have discovered which tree fruits and seeds taste delicious, and which can kill or cure us, and which species can add colour and spirituality to our lives – from the timber of mahogany to the delights of chocolate and pomegranate, from the medicinal tea tree to the deadly manchineel, and from fragrant frankincense to the highly prized dragon’s blood tree.

    Artists and botanists alike have been inspired by trees for centuries, and a varied and beautiful range of images from the unrivalled archive at Kew illustrate the stories, to create this enlightening and enchanting book.


    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ROOT NURTURE GROW : The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants
    ROOT NURTURE GROW : The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants
    LANGTON CARO
    ISBN: 9781787132184
    Title: ROOT NURTURE GROW : The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants
    Author: LANGTON CARO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Learn how to grow and nurture new plants from old.

    Life with a potted plant is undeniably better. And better yet is the ability to grow and replicate new, healthy houseplants without ever having to visit a garden centre again. Learn to share, swap and celebrate the miraculous methods of multiplying all of your favourites at almost no cost at all. And here’s the secret: it’s really, really easy. Plants are designed to multiply. They spread their roots, send off inquisitive shoots, and regenerate themselves in all sorts of exciting and unexpected ways without any help. Even for the beginner indoor gardener, a single leaf can hold enough life to be successfully grown into a brand new plant. With Root, Nurture, Grow, you’ll quickly discover how to propagate any houseplant, take cuttings, cultivate runners and offsets, divide plants at the roots and even grow brand new root systems in the air. You’ll learn pruning methods that produce no waste, organic rooting medium recipes, and eventually enjoy gifting and swapping newly grown greenery with friends, family and other houseplant hoarders you’ll meet along the way. As well as myriad propagation methods, the book includes practical DIY projects to better nurture and display your plant family, including a homemade propagation chamber and simple self-watering planters.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ROYAL GARDENS OF THE WORLD
    ROYAL GARDENS OF THE WORLD
    LANE MARK
    ISBN: 9780857838018
    Title: ROYAL GARDENS OF THE WORLD
    Author: LANE MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2020 New Release

    The book is a sumptuous exploration of 21 of the world's most celebrated royal gardens, from the formal splendour of Versailles to the organic, sustainable Highgrove.

    In mainland Europe you can journey from the formal splendour of Het Loo in the Netherlands and Fontainebleau in France to the Baroque World Heritage Site of the Royal Palace of Caserta in Southern Italy. Further afield still lies the Taj Mahal in India and the Peterhof Palace in Russia.

    Each featured garden will include the history, plantings and evolution of the garden as well as plant portraits of key plants and information about the design and layout of each. Countries included are: England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, India, Bali and Japan.

    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 classic gardens as well as providing planting ideas that range from modest to grand, simple to ornate.

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $69.99
    Price: $69.99
  • SCENTUAL GARDEN : Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance
    SCENTUAL GARDEN : Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance
    DRUSE KEN
    ISBN: 9781419738166
    Title: SCENTUAL GARDEN : Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance
    Author: DRUSE KEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A complete illustrated survey of fragrance in the garden by America’s leading garden writer.

    Popular garden writer Ken Druse offers a complete survey of fragrance in the garden, in a major work filled with new knowledge. He arranges both familiar and unusual garden plants, shrubs, and trees into 12 categories, giving gardeners a vastly expanded palate of scents to explore and enjoy, and he also provides examples of garden designs that offer harmonious scentual delights. Ellen Hoverkamp contributes her artful botanical images of flowers and plants discussed in the text. These are accompanied by Druse’s award-winning garden photographs, to create a book that is as beautiful to look at as it is informative and evocative to read.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • SECRET GARDENERS
    SECRET GARDENERS
    SUMMERLEY VICTORIA
    ISBN: 9780711237636
    Title: SECRET GARDENERS
    Author: SUMMERLEY VICTORIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Secret Gardeners is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, designers, actors, producers, composers, playwrights, sculptors and fashion designers. Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see. The Secret Gardeners include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Irons, Cath Kidston, Terry Gilliam, Prue Leith, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • SISSINGHURST
    SISSINGHURST
    INGRAM JASON
    ISBN: 9780711237346
    Title: SISSINGHURST
    Author: INGRAM JASON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Step inside the worlds most famous garden and understand the strength of its attraction since is was bought and transformed by writer Vita Sackville West and diplomat Harold Nicholson in the 1930s. This unforgettable garden of rooms is influential today for its design, its exuberant planting, and its effect on visitors as a complete garden experience. Author Tim Richardson explores its power and its magic, explaining the nuances of its evolution and shows how we can all enjoy it today.

    Imprint: QUARTO US
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • SMALL GARDEN DESIGN
    SMALL GARDEN DESIGN
    BANGAY PAUL
    ISBN: 9780143785774
    Title: SMALL GARDEN DESIGN
    Author: BANGAY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paul Bangay is renowned for the expansive and elegant gardens with classical lines and symmetrical plantings that he has created in Australia and all over the world. Yet gardens on this grand scale are not accessible to everyone. With more of us living in apartments, townhouses and terraces, our gardens are now being squeezed into small spaces such as balconies, courtyards, lightwells or rooftops - and this makes for challenging garden design. In Small Garden Design, Paul applies his 25 years of experience with gardens of all sizes to reveal how best to structure, design and choose plants for small spaces. Chapters on Balconies & Terraces, Rooftops, Inner City, Lightwells and Courtyards are lavishly illustrated with photos by Simon Griffiths and enhanced with lots of practical tips on plant types, paving, irrigation, soil, outdoor dining, lighting and making the space appear larger. In this accessible and practical book, Paul shows us 'how to make the most of the small space you have, and how to transform it into the paradise that we all aspire to?.

    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • SOPHIES PATCH : Inspiration and Practical Ideas From the Popular Gardening Australia Presenter
    SOPHIES PATCH : Inspiration and Practical Ideas From the Popular Gardening Australia Presenter
    THOMSON SOPHIE
    ISBN: 9780733337949
    Title: SOPHIES PATCH : Inspiration and Practical Ideas From the Popular Gardening Australia Presenter
    Author: THOMSON SOPHIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A gorgeous, inspirational and fun gardening book jam-packed with ideas, tips, projects and great advice all based on Sophie's own garden in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

    Sophie has transformed what was once a dry, windswept cow paddock surrounding her historic stone cottage into a lush garden. But it's not a mere showplace - it's a working garden that reflects all Sophie's passions: a kids' garden, an 'obsessive-compulsive' gardener's treasure trove, a recycled/repurposed garden, a haven for beneficial insects & bees, and a productive garden supplying her family with fruit, veg and eggs year-round. It's also a work in progress that everyone can learn from, including:

    - Sophie's 10 guiding principles (including soil, climate and waterwise gardening)
    - Top tips for planning your patch - from design principles to plant selection
    - Sophie's favourite plants - from top trees to great groundcovers
    - The edible garden
    - Garden structures that reduce, reuse and recycle
    - Kids in the garden
    - Wildlife gardening

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • STONEFIELDS BY THE SEASONS
    STONEFIELDS BY THE SEASONS
    BANGAY PAUL
    ISBN: 9781760895082
    Title: STONEFIELDS BY THE SEASONS
    Author: BANGAY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2020 New Release

    Paul Bangay's celebrated Victorian property, Stonefields, has now been under his expert care for 15 years. Today, his vision is complete and the garden is mature and more beautiful than ever.

    In this new book, Paul takes the reader through the changing seasons to highlight different aspects of the garden and the trusted design and planting principles he has applied at Stonefields. From the vibrant autumn colours in the woodland, to the jubilant flowering of the crab apple trees in October and the harvesting of vegetables in the summer, this is a delightful and exquisitely photographed journey through the garden that tells the story of its evolution since The Garden at Stonefields was published in 2013. Sharing practical advice, too, Paul explains the gardener's essential quarterly tasks as well as his favourite and recommended plants for each season.

    But this is also a beautiful book of reflection on a much-loved garden to which a gardener has dedicated many years of time and care. Looking back on all he has achieved in this treasured space, Paul muses on creativity, achievements and disappointments, the human connection to the changing Australian landscape and the inevitabilities of change and the passage of time. More than just an intimate tour around Stonefields today, this book is an invitation to reflect on the meaning and rich rewards of gardening itself.

    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99
    Price: $59.99
  • STORY OF GARDENING : A Cultural History Of Famous Gardens From Around The World
    STORY OF GARDENING : A Cultural History Of Famous Gardens From Around The World
    HOBHOUSE PENELOPE
    ISBN: 9781911595748
    Title: STORY OF GARDENING : A Cultural History Of Famous Gardens From Around The World
    Author: HOBHOUSE PENELOPE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A fully updated and revised edition of a gardening classic.

    From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the imposing palace grounds of Chinese emperors and the clean lines of the formal French parterre, this inspiring history charts the fascinating evolution of gardening over thousands of years, bringing to life the world's most beautiful and magnificent gardens.The Story of Gardening explains the origins of the most influential gardening styles. Acclaimed garden designer and plantswoman Penelope Hobhouse draws on her extensive experience and shows you how an appreciation of style and techniques from all over the world helps us to understand how modern gardens have developed.
    Unrivalled in its coverage and written with the author's characteristic clarity and authority, this exceptional book is guaranteed to appeal to gardening enthusiasts or all ages and levels of expertise.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
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