A very well written and illustrated study of the progress of kitchen gardening over the entire span of the human occupation of New Zealand. Includes archeological evidence of early Maori gardens and a brief history of the European kitchen garden tradition. Illustrations by Nancy Tichborne.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated record of the history and design of Botanic Gardens and parks about New Zealand.
Excellence Press, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A well researched and fascinating account of the gardens of Canterbury including Maori gardens, Victorian gardens, promenade gardens and the Edwardians and after. Illustrated.
A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 203 pages. SECONDHAND
The fascinating story of Frensham, Canterbury one of New Zealand's finest gardens. A personal and informative perspective on thirty years of garden making.
Quentin Wilson Publishing, Christchurch, 2019. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 255 pages. NEW
The story of the Ashburton, South Canterbury garden made from scratch on a 4 hectare block of bare land since 1978. Well illustrated with photographs taken by owner and maker Alan Trott. THIS COPY signed by the author.
Trotts Garden Publishing, Ashburton, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
Ayrlies is a quintessential New Zealand garden, near Auckland. Featuring extensive landscaping, wetlands and water features. This recounts it's development from bare-land, as well as Beverley and her family story. Beautiful photographs. THIS COPY signed by the author.
Ayrlies Gardens and Wetlands Trust, Auckland, 2012. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 279 pages. SECONDHAND
Early gardeners and nurserymen and their legacy, from those planted by the first settlers to more recent enthusiasts. Includes Ratanui, Oakura, Holland Gardens, Tikorangi, Tupare, Pukekura Park, Pukeiti.
Ratanui Press, New Plymouth, 1997. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND
The evolution of the garden at Larnach Castle, Otago, from overgrown wilderness to a vision of the South Seas, is a truly remarkable gardening adventure. This is the fully illustrated story of the garden.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete guide to New Zealand trees and shrubs for the garden, with information on propagation, and pests and disease. First published in 1972, this is the fully revised third edition.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 346 pages. SECONDHAND
A rich conpendium of ideas by various authorities on how to make the most of New Zealand native plants in our personal and public environments and how to restore native plant habitats.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 255 pages. NEW
An authoritative guide to selecting, growing and propogating over 350 genera of bulbs and perennials. Packed with useful information and illustrated with 400 colour photographs. A superb book. First published in 1991 this is the revised edition.
Godwit Press Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 299 pages. SECONDHAND
An authoritative guide to selecting, growing and propagating over 350 genera of bulbs and perennials, packed with useful information and illustrated with 400 colour photographs. First published in 1995.
Godwit Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1995. Softback. 299 pages. SECONDHAND
A guide to pest control using natural methods for New Zealand conditions in the home garden or the lifestyle block and small farm. Illustrated.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Softback. 114 pages. SECONDHAND
An outstanding guide to hardy bulbs, illustrating over 800 species and varieties with superb colour photographs, some taken in the wild. This book is one of the well known series of titles from Phillips and Rix and rank as some of the finest and most useful and beautiful garden plant reference books ever published. First published in 1981, this is the second printing.
Pan Books Ltd., London, 1983. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
An outstanding guide to growing vegetables, illustrated with over 650 varieties in superb colour photographs. This book is one of the well known series of titles from Phillips and Rix and rank as some of the finest and most useful and beautiful garden plant reference books ever published.
A comprehensive and accurate guide to more than 3500 species and cultivars of trees, shrubs, climbers and other landscaping plants, authentically named and described, with information on how and where to grow them in gardens. First published in 1974.
David Bateman Publishers, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 364 pages. NEW
The first ever published comprehensive guide to dwarf rhododendrons and their cultivation and propogation. Well illustrated with colour plates and line drawings, this is an authoratitive work from an acknowledged expert.
B.T. Batsford Ltd. in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, London, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND
Surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. Plates, photographs and line drawings.
B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND
Travels in China in the footsteps of Victorian plant-hunters, and an assessment of plants that will be of interest to Western gardeners. 413 colour photos and 253 b&w. This book is very heavy and will require extra postage charges to destinations outside New Zealand.
Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 520 pages. SECONDHAND
Fascinating look at the diverse variety of orchids and their adaptions to the environments they grow in. Exquisite photographs.
University of Chicago Press, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. NEW
An introduction to Alister Clark's rose-namesakes 1915-1952. Australian rose-breeder Clark named 65 of his rose breeds after women he knew. The author's have recorded the relationship with Clark, and biographies of these women.
ROsenberg Publishing Pty. Ltd., NSW, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
A beautiful book that presents a very interesting collection of paintings and drawings of English gardens from 1540 to the early nineteenth century. A exception work of scholarship and erudition, superb garden history. THIS COPY signed by Strong.
Yale University Press, New Haven, USA, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the organic garden made by the prince after its first two decades. The garden is now regarded as one of the finest in England.
Weidenfield & Nicolson, London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
The full story of the Hon. Charles Hamilton and the creation of his eighteenth century pictorial landscape garden in Surrey. Inspired by his time abroad his garden included a Chinese Bridge, a Turkish Tent, a Ruined Abbey, a Grotto and a Hermitage and was considered one of the finest in England.
Frances Lincoln Ltd., London, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
Notes from the life of a great New Zealand Rosarian. An autobiography of his private, and his professional life in horticulture, where he is respected as a rose grower.
Penguin Books, 2006. Softback. 187 pages. SECONDHAND