An excellent and absorbing social history of gardening from the Maori gardens to the present. Illustrated throughout with historic photographs, paintings and gardening ephemera. A wonderful book.
Godwit Books Random House, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 304 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
A very detailed and very well illustrated account of the life and work of Alfred Buxton, Christchurch nursery owner and landscape architect. Folding panorama landscape photographs to rear. Scarce.
Lincoln College, Canterbury, 1989. Softback. 179 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 definitive guide to the cultivation, identification and landscaping uses of over 360 species of native plants, including herbaceous plants, ferns, ornamental grasses and small shrubs suitable for rock gardens. Nearly 100 superb line drawings and 200 colour photographs combine with the authoritative text to provide an indespensable reference work for all serious New Zealand gardeners.
Godwit Press Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 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
Includes over 120 genera and 800 species of bulbous plants, all of which are suitable subjects for New Zealand gardens. Fine colour photographs.
Godwit Press, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
One hundred exception and unusual plants with colour illustrations, descriptions and cultivation notes.
Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 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 garden annuals and biennials, illustrated with over 1000 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.
Macmillan Publishers, London, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 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.
An important and comprehensive botanical reference work covering over 1000 genera of garden plants from all over the world, complemented by fine photographs of botanical specimens. A superb piece of work and outsanding companion to the author's earlier botanical and garden works. Volume I, Trees and Shrubs, Volume II, Perennials and Annuals. TWO VOLUMES. These large heavy books will require an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Pan Macmillan Ltd., London, 2002. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 491 pages and 539 pages. SECONDHAND
Covers 700 species, including the well-known and the uncommon found in cultivation and these are the genera that are hardy in the temperate zones. 60 line drawings and 100 photographs. A very authoritative work.
B.T. Batsford Ltd., in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, London, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND
The first complete record of the laurel's history, botony, taxonomy, genetics, culture and propogation. A native of N. America these are good garden plants for New Zealand.
Hafner Press, New York, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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