While Fionna will be the first to tell you she's not actually a Granny in the biological sense, she is most definitely a wise woman of the world who meets all the criteria for anyone's favourite Gran. When she decided to improve her health and grow her own food she had to find somewhere to grow it. Living in urban Auckland se... read more
Anyone who has ever visited Central knows it's a special place. That the gardens of Central are equally distinctive and exist in the face of a challenging climactic range that says they shouldn't also goes without saying. Yet despite the soaring summer heat and the searing wind, the relentless snowfall and sudden blackening f... read more
This is one of the all-time classic gardening bestsellers with over 350 varieties of herb to grow and over 200 delicious and inventive recipes. It is a spread-by-spread reference work bringing together all aspects of an individual herb - history and folklore, species to grow and cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses. Chapters... read more
|Author:||John Dawson & Rob Lucas|
New Zealand's native forests are rich and fascinating ecosystems, and the interactions between the various plants and animals are as interesting as the individuals themselves. This book provides identifcation for a range of common plants and animals, as well as insights into the intriguing and vital interactions between them.... read more
The Rose Tree - or rhododendron - has made a greater impact on the English landscape than any other plant. Brought to Britain from the Himalayas two hundred years ago by fortune-hunting plant collectors, the rhododendron now symbolises all things suburban. But as Jane Brown shows in this beautifully written and gloriously ill... read more
The perfect book for gardeners who cook. Our vegetable gardens kept us alive when our countries were new, fed us in the Great Depression, and were used to 'Dig for Victory' during the World Wars. For more than 125 years, Yates has provided gardeners with seeds, reliable gardening products and practical, knowledgeable advice. ... read more
A practical, comprehensive and highly illustrated guide to planting and maintaining a vegetable garden for the novice to the experienced gardener. The Tui New Zealand Vegetable Garden contains all the essential information you need, from how to condition the soil, how and where to plant, sprouting schedules to what kind of yi... read more
Vegetable gardening is big again. Here's a book that takes readers by the hand and shows them how to go from backyard bombsite to organic Garden of Eden in one year. Author Xanthe White, New Zealand landscape-design star, documents a year in the garden she built from scratch in a rundown inner-city backyard, inspiring readers... read more
Coastal gardening is challenging. This book takes a world tour of coastal gardens on four different continents: from a rocky outcrop in Maine to a sub-tropical in Durban on the Indian ocean, from California's dune gardens to a seaside garden in New Zealand. Hardback
|Author:||Valda Paddison (photos Yvonne Cave)|
This reference brings together over 1000 species, hybrids and cultivars. It includes colour photographs, arranged according to the plant's attributes and use in the garden, and also includes examples of landscaping possibilities as well as numerous plant portraits. First published 1999. This edition 2002.
Monty Don spent six months visiting gardens all over the world for his groundbreaking and highly successful television series AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 GARDENS. During filming, he and the camera crew also spent time taking still photographs to record the extraordinary variety of gardens they visited. Many thousands of images res... read more
From Flora, Roman goddess of plants, to today's gardeners at Kew, women have always gardened. Women gardeners have grown vegetables for their kitchens and herbs for their medicine cupboards. They have been footnotes in the horticultural annals for specimens collected abroad. They taught young women about gardening twenty-five... read more
One of our best-selling titles (years ago!) was New Zealand Native Plants for Your Garden by Julian Matthews. This new title by gardening writer and photographer, Dennis Greville, will reintroduce native plants to the New Zealand gardener. Native plants have had a resurgence of popularity in recent years because they are love... read more
The Cook's Salad Garden Revisited shows how to achieve a delicious and varied, year-round supply of salad vegetables. Numerous tempting recipes will inspire cooks to experiment with interesting combinations of ingredients to create mouth-watering salads.
This revised and updated edition of a classic book by these three talented and popular sisters shows how to achieve a varied, year-round supply of herbs and use them creatively in the kitchen.
Introduces heritage fruits and vegetables. This title offers descriptions of each type of fruit and vegetable and includes stories about their origins, development, the reception they received upon introduction to various countries, as well as the folklore associated with them.
"Futurescapes" is a major resource aimed at practitioners, enthusiasts and students in the realms of landscape, architecture, urban planning and design that profiles the fifty most exciting and innovative landscape and garden designers working today. From China and Australia to the USA and Europe, these individuals and studio... read more
A beautiful and well-researched guide to over 50 gardens throughout New Zealand that are open to the public for visiting. From New Zealand Garden Trust gardens of international significance to small personal favourites of the authors, this richly illustrated guidebook will delight gardening fans throughout the country. With c... read more
James's idea is simple and revolutionary. For 100 years, gardening books have said the same old thing about growing the same old fruit and vegetables. But in the wider world, as well as closer to home, there is a huge variety of delicious and often simple-to-grow incredible edibles suitable for temperate climates. Often commo... read more