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  • ABUNDANT GARDEN : A Practical Guide To Growinga Regenerative Home Garden
    ABUNDANT GARDEN : A Practical Guide To Growinga Regenerative Home Garden
    KAY NIVA AND YOTAM
    ISBN: 9781988547718
    Title: ABUNDANT GARDEN : A Practical Guide To Growinga Regenerative Home Garden
    Author: KAY NIVA AND YOTAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Niva and Yotam Kay of Pakaraka Permaculture, on the Coromandel Peninsula of Aotearoa New Zealand, share their long experience of organic gardening in this comprehensive book on how to create and maintain a productive and regenerative vegetable garden.

    Taking care of the soil life and fertility provides plants with what they need to thrive. This is grounded in the latest scientific research on soil health, ecological and regenerative practices.

    Vegetable gardening, in this way, repeatedly demonstrates that every loved garden bed can produce high-yielding, resilient, nourishing and delicious vegetables year after year.

    The Abundant Garden has simple, reliable strategies and techniques to help maximise your ability to feed yourself and share the abundance with those around you. With information on growing a wide variety of vegetables, there are also helpful charts to help you plan and plant your garden year-round. In addition there are details on how to grow microgreens, and great recipes for ferments, preserves and pickles to stock the pantry with your garden's bounty.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    MCCABE CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9781760760601
    Title: ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    Author: MCCABE CHRISTINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    MULLETT CAROLYN
    ISBN: 9781604698466
    Title: ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    Author: MULLETT CAROLYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lavish gift book that provides a sneak peek into the most spectacular private gardens of Europe. Wherever Carolyn Mullet travels, she seeks out new gardens to explore. In Adventures in Eden, she invites readers along with her on a photo-rich armchair tour that illuminates the unrivaled beauty and artistry of European gardens. Her journey across Europe profiles 50 private gardens in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Scotland and Spain. In short profiles supported by lush photography, the reader will learn the history of each landscape, why specific plants and designs were chosen and how the garden connects to its surroundings. Some of the featured gardens were designed by their owners, while others were designed by some of the biggest names in garden design: Tom Stuart Smith, Andy Melangier and Louis Benech, among others. Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of photographs from some of the leading names in garden photography, Adventures in Eden is a must-have gift book for gardeners, globetrotter, and dreamers.


    AUTHOR: Carolyn Mullet is a prominent landscape designer and the founder of Carex: Garden Design by Carolyn Mullet, a garden design and consulting agency in the Washington, D.C., area. She is also the principal of Carex Tours, which has quickly gained a reputation for offering the best-planned, most discerning, and most exciting garden tours anywhere. 250 colour photographs

    Imprint: TIMBER PRESS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • AN AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    AN AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    COX PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781760760939
    Title: AN AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    Author: COX PHILIP
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS
    DRORI JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781786272300
    Title: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS
    Author: DRORI JONATHAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe.

    In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES
    DRORI JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781786276063
    Title: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES
    Author: DRORI JONATHAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the stories of 80 magnificent trees from all over the globe.

    In Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. From the trees of Britain, to India’s sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup.

    Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin’s Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees’ soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water.

    Each of these strange and true tales – populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts – is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful. The book combines history, science and a wealth of quirky detail – there should be surprises for everyone.

    Perfect for fans of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, this new book will certainly whet the appetite of any tree lover to take an around-the-world trip, or simply visit your local botanic garden. The perfect travel guide for nature enthusiasts.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPING MANUAL
    AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPING MANUAL
    OWEN ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781925820928
    Title: AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPING MANUAL
    Author: OWEN ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Australian Beekeeping Manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia. The accessible yet detailed text, supported by over 350 full-colour photographs and illustrations, covers all the key areas, including the beekeeping equipment needed, how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. There are also in-depth chapters on the lifecycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, creating a bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, pests and diseases, native bees, and rearing queens. A feature of this 2nd edition is the addition of a new chapter on the Flow Hive. The result is an invaluable beekeeping resource that will be referred to time and again, and which can be taken out to the hive for use as an immediate step-by-step guide or read at leisure.

    Imprint: EXISLE PUBLISHING
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • 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
  • 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
    COLLINS KEVIN / COLLINS KATHY / GEORGE ALEX
    ISBN: 9780992290047
    Title: BANKSIAS - Second Edition
    Author: COLLINS KEVIN / COLLINS KATHY / GEORGE ALEX
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • 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
  • BUCHANAN-SMITHS AXE HANDBOOK
    BUCHANAN-SMITHS AXE HANDBOOK
    BUCHANAN-SMITH PETER
    ISBN: 9781419747670
    Title: BUCHANAN-SMITHS AXE HANDBOOK
    Author: BUCHANAN-SMITH PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: May 2021 New Release


    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • DOMESTIC HERBAL
    DOMESTIC HERBAL
    WILLES MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781851245130
    Title: DOMESTIC HERBAL
    Author: WILLES MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: April 2021 New Release

    In the seventeenth century most English households had gardens. These gardens were not merely ornamental, even the most elaborate and fashionable gardens had areas set aside for growing herbs, fruit, vegetables, and flowers for domestic use. Meanwhile, more modest households considered a functional garden to be a vital tool for the survival of the house and family. The seventeenth century was also a period of exciting introductions of plants from overseas, which could be used in all manner of recipes. Using manuscript household manuals, recipe books, and printed herbals, The Domestic Herbal takes the reader on a tour of the productive garden and of the various parts of the house — kitchens and service rooms, living rooms and bedrooms — to show how these plants were used for cooking and brewing, medicines and cosmetics, in the making and care of clothes, and to keep rooms fresh, fragrant, and decorated. Recipes used by seventeenth-century households for preparations such as flower syrups, snail water, and wormwood ale are also included. A brief herbal gives descriptions of plants both familiar and less known to today's readers, including the herbs used for common tasks like dyeing and brewing, and those that held a particular cultural importance in the seventeenth century. Featuring exquisite coloured illustrations from John Gerard's herbal book of 1597 as well as prints, archival material, and manuscripts, this book provides an intriguing and original focus on the domestic history of Stuart England.

    Imprint: Bodleian Library
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • DR HOUSEPLANT : An indispensable guide to keeping your indoor plants healthy and happy
    DR HOUSEPLANT : An indispensable guide to keeping your indoor plants healthy and happy
    DAVIDSON WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781743796740
    Title: DR HOUSEPLANT : An indispensable guide to keeping your indoor plants healthy and happy
    Author: DAVIDSON WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
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