Fiona Davison (Head of Libraries and Exhibitions), Mike Grant (Editor of The Plantsman), Chris Young (Head of RHS Editorial) and Guy Barter (Chief Horticulturist) discuss the joy of books and share their favourite gardening tomes, both classic and modern. They also make recommendations of titles that would make great Christmas presents.
 

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Books mentioned in this programme

Contributors' first literary gardening experiences

  • The Cuckoo Clock - Mrs Molesworth
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Garden Plants - Kenneth A Beckett
  • The Amateur Gardener - Arthur Hellyer


Gardening fiction

  • An Episode of Sparrows - Rumer Godden
  • The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
  • Spies - Michael Frayn
  • Nature's Powers and Spells - Carry Akroyd


Classics

  • The Vegetable Garden Displayed - RHS
  • Colour in the Winter Garden - Graham Stuart Thomas
  • Surreal Eden - Margaret Hooks
  • RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening
 

Modern titles

   

 

Books for presents

 

For a full range of gardening books, please visit the RHS Bookshop


 

Listen to the 2016 podcast in full

Books mentioned in this programme

Classics

 

Modern titles

 

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Books for presents

 

For a full range of gardening books, please visit the RHS Bookshop
 

Useful links

The Plantsman - published quarterly, this premier publication provides in-depth, horticultural information written by experts.

RHS Lindley Libraries - explore our world-class collections of current and historical books, journals and botanical drawings.
 


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