Based on the award-winning modern classic Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand, this accessible edition presents a beautiful selection of Audrey Eagle’s acclaimed botanical paintings. In 2006, the award-winning Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand was published to widespread acclaim a... read more
This is a beautiful collection of Audrey Eagle's botanical illustrations, containing full-page plates of key NZ species, with botanical information at the end. A comprehensive introduction takes an interesting look at the history of botanical art in New Zealand. This book celebrates the unique qualities of New Zealand fl... read more
|Author:||Carol Bucknell & Sally Tagg|
Big or small, a garden is an expression of your interests, personality and lifestyle. The smaller the garden, the easier it should be to convey this message. The aim of this book is to help small garden owners turn their outdoor spaces into beautiful, well-designed places that complement their lifestyle and reflect their own ... read more
A beautifully illustrated and readable book packed with ideas on how to develop and improve New Zealand gardens. The book is set out in well- defined sections: ‘Boundaries’ (fences and hedges of great variety), ‘Furniture’, ‘Containers’, etc; each giving a range of possibilities for gardens... read more
Practical and inspiring, Jamie Durie's Edible Garden Design is a book for our times. As more and more of us recognise the environmental, financial and health benefits of growing our own food, all over the country flower beds are being transformed into vegie patches and empty windowsills into flourishing windowboxes. Here Jami... read more
This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to fruit and nut plants that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z of more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various aspects... read more
|Author:||Carol Bucknell and Sally Tagg|
Author Carol Bucknell and photographer Sally Tagg have travelled the length of New Zealand to capture more than twenty of our most impressive and interesting modern garden designs. The result is Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand, a stunningly photographed book celebrating some of the best contemporary gardens our country ha... read more
An inspiring and joyous account of a year of living 'the good life'. When Sarah and her young family moved from an urban metropolis to the rural backblocks, the first thing she did was to build a large garden. Being self-sufficient soon became a family affair. THE GOOD LIFE is a funny and inspiring slice-of-life gardening bo... read more
|Author:||Gunter Mader & Elke Zimmerman|
Everything you always wanted to know about walls. If you're interested in beautiful walls that make a difference in a landscape - a wall that really is an artful statement in and of itself, then this is the book for you.
Fundamental elements of garden and landscape architecture, walls define borders, create sp... read more
Perch Hill is the story of the years spent in finding and building a personal Arcadia, sometimes a dream, sometimes a nightmare, by writer Adam Nicolson and his wife, cook and gardener, Sarah Raven. Adam Nicolson was determined to leave metropolitan life but the rundown farm in the Sussex Weald was not qui... read more
This comprehensive reference provides practical guidance for any homeowner who wants to create a more attractive yard.
Written by landscaping experts, it provides time-tested, easy-to-follow instructions for designing and shaping an effective landscape plan. Whether renovating an existing landscape or completely starti... read more
In today's economic climate, self-sufficiency is increasingly seen as a viable means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - this is the book that will help every householder do just that.
Each of the twelve chapters focuses on key topics for living a more self-sustainable life, with practica... read more
The lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, rose, tulip and orchid. Seven flowers: seven stories full of surprise and secrets. Where and when did these flowers originate? What is the nature of their power and how was it acquired? What use has been made of them in gardens, literature and art? These are both histories and detectiv... read more
There are hundreds of plants we can grow for food - many that we've never even heard of. In this must-have new guide to food-bearing plants of all descriptions, Selby Gouldstone profiles familiar and exotic food plants of all varieties, with detailed, easy to follow advice on how and where to plant, how to protect from pests ... read more
|Author:||E. A. Upritchard|
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A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand. First produced by the New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society (now NZPPS), this booklet has been reprinted five times since 1985. It is intended as a field guide for people... read more
The ultimate guide for every home gardener! All the information you need regarding likes and dislikes, requirements and care, common problems, harvest and the nutrition of your favourite vegetables and herbs as well as a guide to when to sow and plant.
A down-to-earth practical guide to growing the vegetables that will sustain and nourish your family. Andrew Steens shares his enthusiasm for the rewards and gives the reader friendly informative advice on how to avoid the disappointments of gardening.
In this comprehensive survey the species have been arranged in phylogenic order, making identification and comparison of similar plants easier. High-quality colour photographs illustrate the major features of the plants described.
A New Zealand guide to the art of foraging - the ultimate guide to finding sustainable, free and fascinating plants.
In New Zealand's urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable but the ... read more
The outstanding gardens featured in Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens are all designed by innovative, influential, award-winning designers. Fascinating text and sumptuous photography profile each garden, analysing the relationship between the garden and its setting, planting schemes, the aims of the designers, and their ach... read more
Vegetables, fruits and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. This is a mat... read more
"The Plant Hunters" tells the story of our obsession with plants. This book contains topics that range from the entourage of Alexander the Great which included naturalists to the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of the plants that have made or broken economies, such as tulips, tea and r... read more