The best gardening books of 2017

Gardens Illustrated pick 14 favourite gardening reads from 2017

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It's been an amazing year for new gardening titles. From coffee table tombs to pocket-sized guides, the books of 2017 have offered advice on caring for houseplants, making peace with garden weeds and common design dilemmas as well as offering an insight into inspiring garden and plants and the people who care for them. Here is a list of the best books from 2017.

 

The Thoughtful Gardener: An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design by Jinny Blom

Jacqui Small, £35
ISBN 978-1910254592

 

 

 

 

Natural Selection by Dan Pearson

Illustrated by Clare Melinsky
Guardian Faber, £20
ISBN 978-1783351176

 

 

 

 

 

My Garden is a Car Park by Kendra Wilson

Laurence King
Publishing, £12.99
ISBN 978-1780679259

 

 

 

 

Plot 29: A Memoir by Allan Jenkins

4th Estate, £14.99
ISBN 978-0008121969

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Gardeners by Ambra Edwards

Photographs by
Charlie Hopkinson
Pimpernel Press, £35
ISBN 978-1910258743

 

 

 

 

Snowdrop by Gail Harland

Reaktion Books, £16
ISBN 978-1780234922

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sowing Beauty by James Hitchmough

Timber Press, £25
ISBN 978-1604696325

 

 

 

 

 

Herbs by Judith Hann

Nourish, £20
ISBN 978-1848992825

 

 

 

My Life with Plants by Roy Lancaster

Filbert Press, £25
ISBN 978-0993389252

 

 

 

 

 

Moon Gardening by John Harris with Jim Rickards

John Blake Publishing, £12.99
ISBN 978-1784184155

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla

Photographs by
Matthew Williams
Artisan New York, £28.99
ISBN 978-1579656522

 

 

 

 

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 by Lia Leendertz

Unbound, £9.99
ISBN 978-1783524044

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Love: How to care for your houseplants by Alys Fowler

Kyle Books, £18.99
ISBN 978-0857833815

 

 

 

 

Weeds by John Walker

Earth-friendly Books, £15
ISBN 978-0993268342

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This article was taken from a longer feature in the Gardens Illustrated Special Edition Plant Issue 2017, issue 255.

 

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