Good Garden Books
This page is for some of the very best books about gardens. Ones which are likely to appeal to thinkingardens readers. They are not necessarily new but should be available somewhere in the great world web.
I welcome thinkinGardens reader’s recommendations – please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short description of the book’s merits, and a link to you if you like..(or I can add your twitter profile)
Thanks to all who have, so generously. I will get them up asap.. The links take you to Amazon – either UK or USA.
And I will add further ones of my own as my time permits. (Maybe even my husband’s book…)
Seeing Gardens by Sam Abell – images which will refresh your eyes and perhaps your garden and garden visiting. (USA)
The Garden Visitor’s Companion by Louisa Jones – (USA) – what to look for and think about when visiting a garden.
Vista by Tim Richardson and Noel Kingsbury (USA) – essays on the culture and politics of gardens. Some a bit hard going, others excellent. ( – one by yours truly – in which category?!)
The Inward Garden by Julie Moir Messervy (USA) – looks a bit new agey but is an illuminating, serious way to experience gardens.
And don’t forget
Secret Teachings Art of Japanese Gardens by David Slawson – ‘Lyrical, prescriptive, contains a translation of texts used by monks in medieval Japan.’ Diana May (USA)
Garden Inspiration by Dan Pearson – ‘This book contains beautiful writing and photographs; it is written from a very personal perspective that manages to resonate with the reader’s connection with their own gardens and landscapes.’ Alison Levey (USA)
This book was reviewed on thinkingardens here