Garden Reading

Quiet Moment Reading in the Garden, by Irina Sztukowski

One of my favorite things to do is read books about gardens, gardeners, and gardening! I find these books endlessly fascinating and inspiring. Many of the ideas for our own yard and garden have come from the books I read. A good example is the fence my husband has designed and will be building for the perimeter of our yard — his inspiration came from a photo in a book I was reading about Eudora Welty’s garden.

A List of books I’ve read and reviewed with GARDEN at the heart...

  1. Renoir’s Garden: A Celebration of the Garden that Inspired One of the World’s Greatest Impressionist Painters, by Derek Fell
  2. Kitchen Gardens, by Mary Mason Campbell, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
  3. Barnheart, by Jenna Woginrich
  4. The White Garden, by Stephanie Barron
  5. One Writer’s Garden, by Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown
  6. Elizabeth and her German Garden, by Elizabeth Von Arnim
  7. The Secret Garden, by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  8. The Morville Year, by Katherine Swift
  9. The Flower Fairies, by Louisa May Alcott
  10. Seedfolks, by Paul Fleishman
  11. Vincent’s Gardens, by Ralph Skea
  12. Emily Dickinson’s Gardens: A Celebration of a Poet and Gardener, by Marta McDowell
  13. Tasha Tudor’s Garden, text by Tovah Martin
  14. An Island Garden, by Celia Thaxter
  15. Plant Dreaming Deep, by May Sarton
  16. In the Land of the Blue Poppies, by Frank Kingdon-Ward
  17. The Rose Girls, by Victoria Connelly
  18. A Year in the Big Old Garden, by James D. Witmer
  19. Gardenlust, A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens, by Christopher Wood
  20. How My Garden Grew, by Anne & Harlow Rockwell
  21. The Lost Garden, by Helen Humphreys
  22. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, by Edith Holden
  23. Kew Gardens, by Virginia Woolf
  24. Gertrude Jekyll, by Twigs Way
  25. The Ugly Vegetables, by Grace Lin
  26. We Are the Gardeners, by Joanna Gaines and Kids
  27. Green Green: A Community Gardening Story, by Marie and Baldev Lamba
  28. Wangari’s Trees of Peace, by Jeanette Winter
  29. The Writer in the Garden, edited by Jane Garmey
  30. Argentinian Adventures: A Planthunter in Argentina, by John Lonsdale
  31. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, by Marta McDowell
  32. The Solitary Summer, by Elizabeth von Arnim
  33. Down to Earth, by Monty Don
  34. Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, by Marta McDowell
  35. Love in an English Garden, by Victoria Connelly
  36. The Garden by the Sea, by Amanda James
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