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Top Gardening Books for the Green-Fingered (and novice gardener!)

Whether you're seeking a gardening book for yourself to learn some new tricks or to find out where to start with your new plot of land, or if you're after a present or a friend or family member who loves to garden, we have the perfect book to help you out. Take a look through our list of gardening books to find inspiration, advice and insights on how to create your own gorgeous garden. Plus, whether you have a large garden to maintain, a small space or even just a window box, we have a book advising you on what to grow and how to use that space. We have allotment books helping you to grow healthy fruits and vegetables and guides to flowers and wildlife to help keep your garden beautiful and buzzing all year round. Here are our top gardening books for the green-fingered (and novice gardener!)...

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1. The Secret Gardeners

  • £14.99
  • RRP £30.00
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Victoria Summerley

Take a peek at the beautiful gardens belonging to some of the top celebrities in Britain, including Julian Clary, Prue Leith and Cath Kidston. The Secret Gardeners features loads of stunning photographs to give you a look into the home lives of these celebrities as you've never seen them before and to give you some great gardening inspiration. This beautiful book is the perfect gift for gardening fans.


2. RHS Great British Village Show

  • £6.99
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Thane Prince and Matthew Briggs

This fun book is all about the competitive gardener's favourite event of the year - the village show. With a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh and lots of topics covered, including the guidelines that judges have to follow, expert tips and recipes to try if you're going to give the baking categories a go. This book is perfect for anyone that wants to know what happens behind the scenes of the village show and how to make your fruits, vegetables and flowers the winners every year.


3. How to Grow

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Hollie Newton

This book is the perfect guide to help you out if you want to get into gardening but haven't done so before. Starting with the basics, Hollie Newton takes you through all the knowledge you need to transform your bare garden into a luscious paradise. Hollie shows you which vegetables, fruits and flowers are the easiest to grow and how to create a garden in small and urban spaces so that you can become a gardener wherever you live.


4. The People's Gardener

  • £4.99
  • RRP £16.99
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Jim Buttress

In this charming memoir, Jim Buttress, a gardening judge for some of the UK's best flower shows, tells his life story. Jim has had a fascinating gardening career, starting out as a practical gardener, then getting the job of Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks and then becoming a well-respected gardening judge. He reveals humorous anecdotes from working at the Chelsea Flower Show and insights into what it was like working for the royals in this book that shows the joy that a life of gardening can bring. This memoir is perfect for everyone who wants a light read by someone who shares their love of gardening.

5. The Container Gardener

  • £5.99
  • RRP £16.99
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Frances Tophill

This book provides gardening ideas for people that don't have much outdoor space. Frances Tophill, presenter of the show, Love Your Garden, shows you how you can make the most of the space you have with unusual ideas for pots and plants to decorate your space. Featuring 40 ideas for pots and plants to pair together, there are loads of ideas to try whatever your style or taste. Whether your space is big or small, Frances can show you how to decorate it with a range of beautiful gardening ideas.

6. RHS: How Do Worms Work?

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Guy Barter

Guy Barter, head of the RHS Members' Advisory Service, has written this fascinating book featuring all the questions that gardeners ask and all the answers they need. From questions about trees and flowers to queries about animals and wildlife, including the question of how do worms breathe? This book is a great reference guide for gardeners and focuses on bringing you all the information you need to answer all the most common gardening questions. Whatever part of gardening makes you curious, they'll be an answer for you in this great little resource.

7. RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

  • £6.99
  • RRP £25.00
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Chris Baines

This updated and revised guide by the RHS gives you all the information you need about wildlife in your garden. Based on key research, there is information on every part of caring for and understanding the wildlife in your garden, from pesticides to creating habitats. Giving advice on how to work with wildlife in your own garden, this book is perfect for gardeners that love supporting the wildlife around them.

8. The British Oak

  • £9.99
  • RRP £30.00
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Archie Miles

This interesting book examines the importance of the oak tree in Britain. Describing the history of the oak tree, from its use in industry and ship building to its inclusion in art and literature, to issues with the modern conservation, Archie Miles takes you on the path to discovering the secrets of the nation's best-loved tree.

9. The Almanac

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  • RRP £9.99
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Lia Leendertz

Gardener and food writer, Lia Leendertz, has written this fascinating book all about how to garden with the seasons. Following the rural Almanac, Lia shows you what to grow and make each month. As she takes you through her seasonal guide to 2018 she also explains the significance of the festivities and lunar eclipses that will happen throughout the year. This book is perfect for gardeners to see them through 2018.


10. Anthology of Flowers

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Jane Field-Lewis

This beautiful book contains 50 profiles of Britain's favourite flowers with images edited to give them an aged Victorian feel. This book is perfect for flower fans, whether you want to know more about the beautiful flowers included in the book or just want to enjoy the stunning artwork, this book is the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the beauty of flowers.


If you still haven't found the perfect book for you or the gardener in your life then take a look through all our gardening books to see what you can find.