We could all use a little help in the garden now and again. Short of having Alan Titchmarsh pop around and guide us on our gardening way, the next best thing is gardening books. These are great if you’re trying to accomplish something specific in your outdoor space and ideal for Christmas gifts too. Read them at your own pace and return to them for more advice over the years. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best gardening books that will up your gardening game a notch or two.
10+ Gardening Books That Will Up Your Gardening Game
After mentioning Mr Titchmarsh above we had to start with one of his books. So many of us have small outdoor spaces and think we can’t do much with it. The reality is that you can enjoy a small garden. Size doesn’t always mean success and you can transform the tiniest patch of outdoor space into an attractive garden with Alan’s help. There are ideas about plant selection, planning and making the most of the space you have. Ideal if you’ve neglected your outdoor space because you don’t think the limited space is worth tending.
From one legendary gardening to another. Monty Don offers words and wisdom in his The Complete Gardener book. Rated 4.8 stars out of 5, he’ll show you the secrets of growing fruit, veg, herbs and flowers, all organically and respecting the environment. This book is over a decade old but is still full of great advice.
This is a great book which will help you get the most out of your raised beds. Many of us have built these spaces in our gardens but don’t maximise what we’re doing with them. From Peter Shepperd, this book will help you cut back on your reliance of grocery store fruit and veg. It gives five foolproof steps to starting your own raised bed garden that you can tend to and harvest from. Imagine being able to add some fresh herbs straight to the pan on your stove or create a salad from the contents of your garden, knowing exactly how they’ve been grown.
Next on our list of gardening books is Gardening Through the Year from the Royal Horticultural Society. This comprehensive handbook t will help you keep on top of your garden with handy month-by-month chapters and top tips. The realistic advice given and the handy guidelines and to-do lists will help you plan and implement your gardening time better.
Another great offering from the RHS is How To Garden When You’re New To Gardening. This is the perfect Christmas gift for newbies to the garden. Many people panic about what they’re doing when they first start working in their outdoor space. This book removes that worry. These clear and concise step-by-step instructions will help you to create that dream garden and keep it looking wonderful all year round.
A vegetable garden can help you become more self sufficient. But how do you even begin? This book from Jill McSheehy will help you mix your own soil, work with seedlings and create a thriving vegetable plot which will deliver for many years to come.
Available now to pre-order, the next on our list of gardening books comes from Tanya Anderson of LovelyGreens.com. Discover the power of plants for both your health and your home. There are over 35 different projects to sink your teeth into, from edibles to art.
This book is inspiring and shows that anyone can create a plentiful garden from nothing. Published by DK, Huw Richards becomes self-sufficient growing fruit and veg for a year, for free. This book encourages the reader to do the same. Take on the challenge for 2021!
This is the next book in the Kinfolk series and it is all about how outdoor spaces enhance our lives. From backyards to rooftop gardens, the focus is all about bringing nature home and the garden being the place for entertaining, playing and inspiration.
This is perfect for every gardener as it helps you keep on top of everything. Make notes, keep track and plan your tasks. There is loads of space for your notes, including planting and care instructions. It’s a great gift for gardening fans.
Gardening books inspire us. to make more of our outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for yourself or a present for a loved one, gardening books are the gifts of getting outside and crafting something to be proud of. Settle down in your outdoor hot tub and find gardening motivation to implement and enhance your space. Happy gardening!