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  • Life in the Garden

    'Wonderful. A manifesto of horticultural delight' Literary Review'Beautiful. Perfect for literary garden lovers' Good Housekeeping'Rich and unusual, a book to treasure. Few recent gardening books come anywhere close to its style, intelligence and depth' Observer'The two central activities in my life - alongside writing - have been reading and gardening.'Penelope Lively has... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Volume V: Who Are We?

    Our civilization will be the first in the entire history of the planet to unite the opposites: the technocratic world and the achievements of the divine creations. This is not a fantasy, it is the great future. We can sense it already, today.Tens of thousands of Russian citizens have already begun to materialize it. They are doing so without support from governments and states. Millions are ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

    ‘The wisest book I’ve read for many years … Much more than a gardening book, much more than a guide to mental health … Hugely recommended’ Stephen FryTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA Times and Sunday Times Best Book of 2020How can gardening relieve stress and help us look after our mental health? What lies behind the restorative power of the natural world?In a powerful combination of contemporar... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Brother Gardeners

    Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

    by Andrea Wulf ...
    One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds...Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Around the House and In the Garden

    A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement

    For six years, House & Garden editor-in-chief Dominique Browning has written a monthly column that weaves together personal stories and tips about home decorating, gardening, and raising children with universal themes of domestic life. In Around the House and in the Garden, Browning adapts and expands these well-loved pieces, adding dozens of new essays, to create an insightful and moving ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Nigel

    my family and other dogs

    by Monty Don ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWhen Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World, inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply.In many respects Nigel was a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He was a much loved family pet. He was ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Opium for the Masses

    Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication

    by Jim Hogshire ...
    Jim Hogshire's early '90s cultural phenomenon, written about by Michael Pollan in Harpers, has been out of print for nearly a decade, and now, with all the current obsession with gardening, it's time to bring back this book, spiced up with amazing new material on how to make various opioids and analgesics from homegrown poppies. Includes a great deal of new material on poppies other growable highs ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • The Morville Hours

    The Story of a Garden

    _______________'The Morville Hours is the most beautiful book I have read in years' - Nigel Slater'A truly remarkable book that is both intimate and universal. We are left with a renewed sense of what it is to be human' - Daily Telegraph'This is gardening writing at its best. Swift's prose brings the garden alive in all its details, scents and meaning ... Evocative, heartfelt and magical'</... ... Read more

    $18.36 AUD

  • The Artful Garden

    Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design

    “I want to put the mystery back into the heart of garden design, where it needs to be. It’s what lures you in through the gate, keeps you moving through the landscape, and fills you with excitement along the way. The sense of mystery is what turns a mere display of plants, paths, and ornaments into an adventure.”—James van SwedenGuided by world-renowned landscape architect James van Sweden and ... Read more

    $27.93 AUD

  • Rhapsody in Green: A Writer, an Obsession, a Laughably Small Excuse for a Vegetable Garden

    'Excellent book.' Nigella Lawson'Charming, inspiring, uplifting... pure lovely.' Marian Keyes'Read Rhapsody in Green. A novelist's beautiful, useful essays about her tiny garden.' India Knight'Glorious...for anyone who loves fruit, vegetables, herbs and language. It makes you see them with new eyes.' Diana Henry**'A witty account of 'extreme allotmenteering' for all obsessive garden... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Earthed

    A Memoir, ‘A beautiful memoir of one small plot of land and one complex human mind’ Amy Liptrot

    ___________AS SEEN ON ITV'S 'LORRAINE'___________‘A beautiful memoir of one small plot of land and one complex human mind.’ Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun‘So many readers will find themselves in these pages.’ Katherine May, author of Wintering‘A timely reflection on what it means to be human, and the redemptive power of nature.’ Charlotte Philby___________When... ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • War Gardens

    A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm

    by Lalage Snow ...
    'A remarkable book . . . It's a powerful testament to the healing balm of gardening and the resilience of the human spirit in the direst of circumstances.' Financial Times'Not a happy book and yet it's magically heartening. It makes a gardener question his or her values.' The Times'This extraordinary book...warm and a photograph magicked to life.' Spectator... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • An Englishman's Home

    The Adventures of an Eccentric Gardener

    by Tom Hart Dyke ...
    Tom Hart Dyke has a bit of a thing about plants. You might call it an obsession. You might call him certifiable, in fact. But it's a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large ramshackle country estate and an obsession with plant collecting could want for only one thing - in Tom's case it's a walled garden containing examples of plants collected from every corner of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Five Acres and Independence

    The Farm That Won't Wear Out

    Book 62 - Living With the Land
    A collection containing:Five Acres and Independence: a practical guide to the selection and management of the small farm by Maurice G. KainsThe Farm That Won't Wear Out by Cyril G. HopkinsPeople who think they “would like to have a little farm” naturally fall into two groups; those who are sure to fail and those likely to succeed. This book is written to help both! Its presentation of advantages ... Read more

    $13.46 AUD

  • Education Of A Gardener

    by Russell Page ...
    Russell Page was one of the most famous landscape gardeners in Europe. This is his classic text describing his training and the making of his many and celebrated gardens. Written in clear, elegant prose, illustrated with a substantial photographic section, this edition boasts pictures by Marina Schinz of Russell Page's gardens in a more mature form and hitherto unpublished photographs from the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • That's The Way It Grows 2011

    Home horticulture advice from Oregon State University Master Gardener Lisa Marie Long. This free eBook is a compilation of the 2011 articles published through the OSU Extension Service. Bonus: Includes the very first That's the Way it Grows from April 1997. ... Read more


  • Down to Earth

    Gardening Wisdom

    by Monty Don ...
    NOW A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER"Unrivalled gardening wisdom from Monty Don, including e**ssential tips, knowledge and musings from his 50 years of gardening experience" - Daily Telegraph**"The book is a potboiler of his [Monty Don's] wisdom" - Sunday TimesWritten as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice.</p... ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Orchard House

    How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

    For fans of Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving memoir of rediscovering, reinventing, and reconnecting, as an estranged mother and daughter come together to revive a long-abandoned garden and ultimately their relationship and themselves.Peeling paint, stained floors, vined-over windows, a neglected and wild garden—Tara Austen Weaver can’t get the Seattle real estate listing out of her head. Any sane ... Read more

    $19.57 AUD

  • In Kiltumper

    A Year in an Irish Garden

    'I read it with enormous pleasure ... Heartbreaking, uplifting ... A delight' TIM PEARS**'I loved their two voices, truthful and gentle and generous' GEORGINA HARDING'Magical ... Arresting ... Read it and be restored to yourself' IRISH CENTRAL**____________________Thirty-four years ago, when they were in their twenties, Niall Williams and Christine Breen made the impulsive decision to leave their ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Mindfulness in the Garden

    Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt

    Mindfulness in the Garden offers simple mindfulness verses (gathas) composed to connect the mind and body and to bring the reader/gardener’s awareness to the details of the present moment as they work in the garden. These gathas are signposts leading to nature, to the present, and ultimately to one’s self through the love and understanding they evoke. The gathas offered with each gardening ... Read more

    $20.34 AUD

  • How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack

    There’s a new threat in town – and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless garden decorations, evidence is mounting that these smiling lawn statues are poised and ready to wreck havoc. The danger ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bugs and Insects Kingdom : K12 Earth Science Series

    Insects for Kids

    series Children's Zoology Books
    Turn the playground into an amazing kingdom by filling your child's memory with lessons about insects and bugs. That can only be made possible with a highly interactive book like this. By securing a copy today, you are moving towards a better informed and environmentally-aware child. Grab a copy today! ... Read more

    $6.81 AUD


    by Allan Jenkins ...
    ‘When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk I turn to Plot 29, or to a wilder piece of land by a northern sea. There, among seeds and trees, my breathing slows; my heart rate too. My anxieties slip away.’As a young boy in 1960s Plymouth, Allan Jenkins and his brother, Christopher, were rescued from their care home and fostered by an elderly couple. ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Garden Potpourri: Gardening Tips from the Easy-Growing Gardening Series

    Easy-Growing Gardening, #12

    Book 12 - Easy-Growing Gardening
    Whether you are new to gardening or simply an experienced gardener who wants to learn more, Garden Potpourri is a good place to start. This book, a compendium of wisdom from the eleven books in the Easy-Growing Gardening series, is a quick read full of gems for the beginner gardener and more advanced students of the soil. From simple tips for starting seeds and preventing damping-off disease, to ... Read more