NZ Organic Gardening & Garden Plants

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1,000 YEARS OF GARDENING IN NEW ZEALAND
Helen Leach
ISBN0589014889
$85.00

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


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BOTANIC GARDENS AND PARKS IN NEW ZEALAND
Paul Tritenbach
ISBN0473005042
$30.00

An illustrated record of the history and design of Botanic Gardens and parks about New Zealand.

Excellence Press, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GARDENS OF CANTERBURY A History
Thelma Strongman
ISBN0589015370
$37.50

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


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OHINETAHI Garden, House and Art
Sir Miles Warren
ISBN9780473302634
$45.00
A intimate and compelling history and portrait of one of the finest houses and gardens in Banks Peninsula by its distinguished owner. Well illustrated.

Sir Miles Warren, Governors Bay, 2014. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 138 pages. NEW

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FLAXMERE GARDEN 50 Years of Extremes
Grant Mangin
ISBN9780473422790
$40.00
The fifty year story of the creation of this Canterbury garden of national significance. Years of drought, ferocious winds, searing summers and freezing winters were a ll overcome.

Zino Family Trust, Hawarden, 2017. Softback. 156 pages. NEW

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FRENSHAM A NEW ZEALAND GARDEN
Margaret Long & Juliet Nicholas
ISBN9780995106324
$59.99

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


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FROM PASTURE TO PARADISE The Story of Trotts Garden
Alan Trott
ISBN9780473218683
$45.00

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


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AYRLIES MY STORY, MY GARDEN
Beverley McConnell
ISBN9780473214517
$47.50

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


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THE GARDENMAKERS OF TARANAKI
Susette Goldsmith and Verne Barrell
ISBN0473046962
$37.50

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


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THE GARDEN AT LARNACH CASTLE A New Zealand Story
Margaret Barker
ISBN9781869536398
$45.00

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


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THE CULTIVATION OF NEW ZEALAND TREES AND SHRUBS
L J Metcalf
ISBN0474000591
$55.00

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


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GOING NATIVE Growing and using New Zealand native plants
Ian Spellerberg and David Given, editors
ISBN9781877257131
$39.95

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


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A NEW ZEALAND HANDBOOK OF BULBS & PERENNIALS
Hugh Redgrove, editor
ISBN9780908877027
$47.50

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


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A NEW ZEALAND HANDBOOK OF BULBS & PERENNIALS
Hugh Redgrove, editor
ISBN9780908877621
$35.00

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


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BULBS FOR NEW ZEALAND GARDENERS & COLLECTORS
Jack Hobbs and Terry Hatch
ISBN9780908877379
$47.50

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


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RARE AND UNUSUAL PLANTS FOR NEW ZEALAND GARDENERS
Geoff Bryant
ISBN9781869532925
$35.00

One hundred exception and unusual plants with colour illustrations, descriptions and cultivation notes.

Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING
Xanthe White
ISBN9781775538424
$49.99
A month by month guide to establishing an organic vegetable garden from scratch. Contains essential advice for the beginner and much to interest the experienced gardener. Well illustrated.

Godwit Penguin Random House, Auckland, 2015. Softback. 352 pages. NEW

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NATURAL PEST CONTROL
Bruce Chapman and David Penman
ISBN0474000451
$37.50

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


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PRUNING SIMPLIFIED
Steven Bradley
ISBN9781604698886
$49.99
A detailed guide to pruning all of the most popular garden plants with illustrations of each. Information on tools and the best time to prune with step-by-step advice. Well illustrated. First published in the UK.

Timber Press, Oregon, USA, 2019. Softback. 192 pages. NEW

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THE BULB BOOK
Martyn Rix and Roger Phillips
ISBN0330264818
$37.50

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


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VEGETABLES
Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix
ISBN9780330315944
$47.50

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.

Macmillan Publishers, London, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 pages. SECONDHAND

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PALMERS MANUAL OF TREES, SHRUBS AND CLIMBERS
Stanley J. Palmer
ISBN9781869536985
$29.99

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


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DWARF RHODODENDRONS
Peter A. Cox
ISBN0713404043
$32.50

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


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THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS
Peter A. Cox
ISBN0713444711
$37.50

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


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TRAVELS IN CHINA - A PLANTSMAN'S PARADISE
Roy Lancaster
ISBN1851491759
$75.00

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


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DECEPTIVE BEAUTIES The World of Wild Orchids
Christian Ziegler with an introduction by Michael Pollan
ISBN9780226982977
$75.00

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


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THE WOMEN BEHIND THE ROSES
Tilley and Andrew Govanstone
ISBN9781877058936
$37.50

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


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THE ARTIST AND THE GARDEN
Roy Strong
ISBN9780300085204
$55.00

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


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THE GARDEN AT HIGHGROVE
HRH The Prince of Wales & Candida Green
ISBN9780297825449
$40.00

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


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MR HAMILTON'S ELYSIUM The Gardens of Painshill
Michael Symes
ISBN9780711230552
$50.00

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


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MEMORY OF OLD ROSES
Trevor Griffiths
ISBN9780143020974
$37.50

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