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Free PDF Garden Books - Gardening PDF Books for Beginners

Thousands of free pdf books on gardening, including flowers, veggies, house plants, organic, urban, container, beginners, etc. Subject collections and selected books with descriptions.


Book Collections on Gardening Subjects

Free Gardening Books – Collection

Big collection of modern gardening pdf books free, and free gardening magazines, at the Internet Archive. If you wish to narrow the search, find “Topics & Subjects” in the left column and click on “More”. Some books: Organic Gardening (a periodical: many volumes here), Greenhouse Gardening PDF, Container Gardening PDF, Vegetable Gardening PDF, Winter Gardening, Basic Gardening, Annual Gardening, Illustrated Guide to Gardening, Coastal Gardening, Natural Gardening, Gardening with Kids, Gardening Encyclopedia, Gardening in South Texas, Water Gardening Basics, Gardening with Perennials, Gardening without Soil, many more.

Vegetable Gardening Books Free – Collection

Free vegetable gardening pdf books at the Internet Archive. Some books: How to Eat Better and Spend Less, Vegetables from Small Gardens, A Child’s Gardening Book, The Self-Sufficient Suburban Garden, Book of Garden Secrets, Gardening in Small Spaces, Easy to Grow Vegetables, Manual of Home Vegetable Gardening PDF, Grow Your Own Vegetables, Grow More Nutritious Vegetables without Soil, many more.

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Organic Gardening Books Free – Collection

Organic gardening books pdf free at the Internet Archive. Some books: Gardening Naturally, Organic, Organic Garden Basics PDF, Grow Organic: over 250 tips and ideas, The Complete Natural Gardener, The Michigan Gardening Guide, The Organic Gardener PDF.

Flower Gardening Books PDF – Collection

Free online books pdf on Flower Gardening. Some books: Old-Fashioned Flowers for Modern Gardens, The Complete Garden Flower Book PDF, Best Loved Garden Plants, Gardener’s Guide to Growing Lilies, Wild Flower Gardening PDF, The New Flower Expert, Wildflower Gardens PDF, Perennials, Guide to Growing Beautiful Flowers, Successful Flower Gardening PDF, Year-Round Flower Gardener PDF, many more.

Herb Gardening PDF – Collection

Herb gardening books free pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: How to Grow Herbs, Handbook on Culinary Herbs, The Herb Garden PDF, Herb Gardening at its Best, How Grow Herbs in the Midwest, Heirloom Herbs, Herb Gardening in the South, Grow Your Own Herbs in Pots, Everyday Cooking with Herbs, The Herb Garden Gourmet, The New England Herb Gardener, many more.

Container Gardening – Collection

Container gardening books free pdf online. Some books: Potted Gardens, Gardening in Containers PDF, The Container Specialist, Container Gardening PDF, A Kid’s Guide to Container Gardening PDF, Container Gardening for Dummies, Gardening without a Garden, Window-Box Allotment, Grow Plants in Pots, Container Plants, many more.

Perennials Gardening – Collection

Free Perennials gardening books pdf. You can use the “Search this Collection” box to narrow your search. Some books: Great Perennials: from bud to seed, Hardy Perennials: a beginner’s guide, Perennials Preferred, Perennials for Bed and Border, Growing Flowering Perennials, The Smaller Perennials, Canadian Garden Perennials, Herbaceous Perennial Plants, Growing Perennials in Cold Climates, Five-Plant Gardens, many more.

House Plants Books – Collection

Free online books pdf on House Plants. You can use the “Search this Collection” box to narrow your search. Some books: Plants for Sunny Windows, Encyclopedia of House Plants, House Plant Troubleshooter, 1,000 Beautiful House Plants and How to Grow Them, Complete Indoor Plants, Houseplants and Plant Care, Exotic House Plants, Houseplant Survival Manual, First Aid for Plants, Dictionary of Indoor Plants, many more.

More Collections of Free Books on Gardening Topics

Selected Books with Descriptions

New Garden Book

Better Homes and Gardens Books
Meredith 1990

Lavishly illustrated guide presents gardening pdf basics, landscaping, special gardens, and charts of over 800 plants, diseases, and pests. Each chapter is produced by horticultural experts of national authority. Easy-to-follow instructions for landscaping with trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns, and roses. Detailed selection guides and hardiness zone maps. Includes the latest trends in water gardens, outdoor rooms, container gardens pdf, regional gardening pdf, and lot planning. Tips and advice give new homeowners and new gardening hobbyists great-looking yards.

The Complete Gardener

Don, Monty
Dorling Kindersley 2003

Combining practical advice with stunning photography, The Complete Gardener shows gardeners how to create a self-sustainable, environmentally friendly garden for the 21st century, by making the most of the available natural resources to grow organic fruits and vegetables, as well as beautiful plants and flowers. Monty Don’s personal chronicle of a year in his garden, including both successes and failures, shows how an organic lifestyle can be adopted by anyone, and organic gardening can be practiced in a yard of any size.

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Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet

Dorling Kindersley
Dorling Kindersley 2015

This innovative gardening book will show you how to maximise even the smallest of gardening space so you can grow fruit and vegetables, in abundance, at home! From growing tomatoes in window boxes to sowing raised beds that will be beautiful all year round, you’ll discover clever ideas and plenty of inspiration to start and sustain your very own vegetable garden. It also includes expert gardening tips on choosing the right plants for your specific space and how to grow them successfully. It’s the perfect gift for urban gardeners who want to start growing a bounty of fresh vegetables right on their balcony or kitchen windowsill.

Shady Retreats: 20 Plans for Colorful, Private Spaces in Your Backyard

Ellis, Barbara W.
Storey 2003

Lifelong gardener Barbara W. Ellis provides detailed plans for 20 gardens with shade as the theme. Each design includes easy-to-read blueprints and a glorious oil painting of what the garden will look like. Ellis also provides specific plant lists; suggestions on how to bring color into the shade; and practical advice on how to use shrubs, trees, vines, and man-made structures to create attractive, inviting, shady sanctuaries in any garden or yard. Complete with suggestions on how to use gazebos, containers, fountains, and other garden ornaments, plus an encyclopedia of approximately 100 shade-loving plants. Free gardening books, home gardening books.

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The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Flottum, Kim
Quarry 2005

Makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere.

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses

Gilsenan, Fiona
Sunset 2002

A complete design and reference book that explores the history of grasses in their natural settings, and describes how to integrate them in a variety of climatic situations — shady woodland to desert, Asian-style gardens to naturalistic landscapes, family-friendly yards to small patios. Step-by-step directions, over 250 beautiful photos, ideas for stylish indoor container and craft projects.

“A Rich Spot of Earth”: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello

Hatch, Peter J.
Yale University 2012

Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch’s brilliant direction, Jefferson’s unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants he enthusiastically cultivated in the early nineteenth century. Hatch guides us from the asparagus and artichokes first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson’s retirement years (1809-1826).

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The Flower Gardener’s Bible: Time-tested Techniques, Creative Designs, and Perfect Plants for Colorful Gardens

Hill, Lewis and Hill, Nancy
Storey 2003

This comprehensive guide includes expert advice on everything from choosing an appropriate growing site to maximizing the lifespan of your plants. Covers every aspect of growing a wide variety of perennials, annuals, bulbs, wildflowers, and other flowering plants.

New Wild Garden: Natural-style Planting and Practicalities

Hodgson, Ian
Frances Lincoln 2016

Combines new approaches to a more naturalistic design with the practical side of growing wildflowers and shows how to incorporate wildflowers, real meadows and a looser meadow-style planting into gardens and wild spaces. This book includes 15 step-by-step projects and an essential plant list, as well as offering inspiration to gardeners and an overview of the most influential movement in garden design over recent decades.

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Landscaping: A Five-Year Plan

James, Theodore Jr.
MacMillan 1988

A unique, step-by-step five-year schedule to turn a neglected home landscape into a stunning garden that yields year-round pleasure. Written especially for the new home-owner, James draws on his experience to answer the hundreds of questions about growing and maintaining lawns, flowers, trees and shrubs, integrating outdoor furniture and lawn structures, and much more.

The Organic Gardener

Lavelle, Christine and Michael
Anness 2004

An essential reference guide to natural gardening pdf, showing how to apply organic principles to all aspects of garden planning, design and maintenance and illustrated with over 800 color photographs.

The Practical Encyclopedia of Houseplants & Plant Care

McHoy, Peter
Hermes House 2000

Over 600 photos. Step-by-step advice on watering, feeding and choosing the right container. Instructions on division, layering, cuttings and propagation techniques. Choosing the right plants for your home. A-Z catalogue of plants for quick identification.

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Gardening Week by Week

Royal Horticultural Society
Daily Telegraph 2005

Based on the popular column in The Daily Telegraph, the book draws on the knowledge and skill of the Royal Horticultural Society gardeners to provide guidance right through the year. It suggests what to do in each area of the garden – the ornamental garden, the lawn, the vegetable garden, the pond and the greenhouse – providing clear instructions for every task when you need them.

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible: Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil

Smith, Edward C.
Storey 2009

Friendly, accessible language; full-color photography; comprehensive vegetable specific information in the A-to-Z section; ahead-of-its-time commitment to organic methods. Everything novice and experienced gardeners need to know to grow vegetables and herbs.

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Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

Toensmeier, Eric, Bates, Jonathan
Chelsea Green 2013

Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates designed a “permaculture paradise” on a small urban lot in Massachusetts, with more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants. In telling the story of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process.

The Art of the Japanese Garden

Young, David E.
Tuttle 2005

Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions and a variety of vegetation. This book traces the development and blending of these two traditions as well as the inclusion of new features.

Vintage Gardening Books

VINTAGE BOOKS – Old Gardening Books

Manual of Gardening

Bailey , Liberty Hyde
Macmillan 1910 Dewey Dec. 635

Combines the main parts of the author’s “Garden Making and Practical Garden” book, bringing to date and enlarging into an authoritative and comprehensive handbook for the northeastern United States. The “seasonal reminders” (chiefly for vegetables) are made for both North and South.- A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911.


Plant-breeding – Free PDF Gardening Books

Bailey, Liberty Hyde
Macmillan 1895 Dewey Dec. 635

Lucid account of various methods adopted by gardeners to secure new and improved varieties. Deals with subjects of variation as influenced by physical environment, the struggle for life, the division of labor, etc. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904.

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