The best gardening books, recommended by some of the world's leading gardening experts. In Five Books' time-honoured tradition, each of our experts has selected their five leading books on the subject of gardens, horticulture or plants. They also explain, in the accompanying interview, why those books are particularly important to them or significant.
Whether you're just starting out with your garden and looking for general inspiration or need specific advice on how to grow things, you should be able to find some of the best gardening books ever written.
We hope you will find the selections informative, educational and inspiring.
Monty Don OBE, Britain’s most loved gardener and lead presenter of Gardeners World, discusses his favourite books on gardening including one he describes as “the best gardening book ever written.” This is a strong endorsement, given that his own gardening library extends to over three thousand books.