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  • MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    BRADLEY KIRSTEN / RITAR NICK
    ISBN: 9781743364116
    Title: MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    Author: BRADLEY KIRSTEN / RITAR NICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Get started living a homegrown life with the hugely popular Aussie permaculture educators, Milkwood.

    The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to know how to grow your own food? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you're curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato.

    You're invited to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making.

    Milkwood is the name of Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar's first farm as well as their school where anyone can learn skills for down-to-earth living. Kirsten, Nick and a team of educators offer courses on topics contained in this book as well as permaculture design, natural building and much more. Kirsten and Nick live on a small regenerative farm near Daylesford, where many things from the sprouted grain they feed their chickens to ingredients that make up dinner is homegrown.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • MONETS GARDEN
    MONETS GARDEN
    RUSSELL VIVIAN
    ISBN: 9780711238435
    Title: MONETS GARDEN
    Author: RUSSELL VIVIAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A new paperback edition of Vivian Russell's much-admired exploration of Claude Monet's garden at Giverny.

    This book ventures behind the scenes to chart the history of one of the world's most famous gardens, linking the world of Monet the artist with Monet the gardener. Four chapters trace the garden through the changing seasons, paying special attention to the atmosphere and light that so preoccupied Money and became the focus of his life as a painter. Throughout, the work done by Giverny's present-day gardeners is analysed to reveal the practical techniques of maintaining the most-visited garden in the world.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • MR GUILFOYLES SHAKESPEARIAN BOTANY
    MR GUILFOYLES SHAKESPEARIAN BOTANY
    CUDMORE EDMEE
    ISBN: 9780522873986
    Title: MR GUILFOYLES SHAKESPEARIAN BOTANY
    Author: CUDMORE EDMEE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'What's in a name? That which we call a Rose

    By any other name would smell as sweet.'


    William Shakespeare


    The great William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William Shakespeare referred to in his plays and poems. Each entry is accompanied by Basilius Besler's groundbreaking illustrations and delicate watercolours by Jacques le Morgues.



    Shakespearian Botany is a feast for those who love the bard, gardens and art. It is the first in the Mr Guilfoyle trilogy.


    Mr Guilfoyle's Honeymoon- The Gardens of Europe & Great Britain and Mr Guilfoyle's South Sea Islands Adventure on HMS Challenger will be published in 2019.

    Imprint: MIEGUNYAH PRESS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • MUSK FARM
    MUSK FARM
    BANGAY PAUL
    ISBN: 9781921384080
    Title: MUSK FARM
    Author: BANGAY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A haven. A work of art. A legacy.

    In 1998 Australian designer Stuart Rattle purchased the dilapidated Musk schoolhouse and surrounding grounds. Over the following few decades it was to become his most enduring project - a true labour of love, with every detail of the buildings and grounds carefully considered. A sanctuary where Rattle could freely express his own taste. Now, this tribute to the much-loved designer takes you through every room and garden, with stunning photography by Earl Carter and Simon Griffiths. A beautiful memento of an extraordinary person. All proceeds from sales of this book go to Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.

    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants   -   Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants - Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    HERD KATE / IVANKOVIC-WATERS JELA
    ISBN: 9780500501023
    Title: NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants - Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    Author: HERD KATE / IVANKOVIC-WATERS JELA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Authoritative gardening book to put a fire cracker under the Australian native gardening scene. This richly illustrated book captures the most inspiring Australian plants and the people who work with them.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    COSTERMANS LEON
    ISBN: 9781877069703
    Title: NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    Author: COSTERMANS LEON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Virtually all species of native trees and larger shrubs in this area are described in a scientifically accurate, but accessible, style.

    Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia embraces an area that stretches from the Flinders and Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, across Victoria and southern New South Wales to the NSW South Coast. It records the land and its vegetation in a scientifically accurate, but accessible, style. Virtually all species of native trees and larger shrubs in this area are described, and their occurrences are related to the features of their environments – events of the past, geology, landforms, soil and climatic conditions.

    In a systematic sequence, every species is illustrated and accompanied by a distribution map. Descriptive information is concise, and carefully researched. There are more than 300 colour plates and over 160 photographs.

    The brief descriptions of places of special interest, as well as the eight regional 'guide-lists' that cover the coast, hills and ranges, high-mountain country, and various inland areas, assist anyone exploring such regions to identify the trees and shrubs.

    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • NATURAL WORLD OF WINNIE-THE-POOH
    NATURAL WORLD OF WINNIE-THE-POOH
    AALTO KATHRYN
    ISBN: 9781604695991
    Title: NATURAL WORLD OF WINNIE-THE-POOH
    Author: AALTO KATHRYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the enchanting landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. This charming book serves as a guide to the plants, animals, and places of the remarkable Ashdown Forest, whether you are visiting in person or from the comfort of your favorite armchair.

    Imprint: TIMBER PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • NEW AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    NEW AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    BATES MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781743368107
    Title: NEW AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    Author: BATES MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The New Australian Garden is an insider's account of the journey to design, construct and plant 18 landmark gardens that represent a new movement in Australian landscape design - one where the relationship between architecture and garden is paramount. Landscaper Michael Bates, working alone and in collaboration with some of the greatest design talents in the field, creates spaces that connect indoor to outdoor through masterful use of levels, innovative materials and experimental planting. Traditional lawns are reimagined as contoured sculptural forms, and water and fire pits inject life and energy into open spaces. The resulting gardens are destination spaces, sanctuaries and breathtaking backdrops for everyday life.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • PAUL BANGAYS COUNTRY GARDENS
    PAUL BANGAYS COUNTRY GARDENS
    BANGAY PAUL
    ISBN: 9781921383991
    Title: PAUL BANGAYS COUNTRY GARDENS
    Author: BANGAY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Look behind the gates of twenty exclusive country estates from The Mornington Peninsula to The Hamptons in this magnificent book showcasing the work of internationally acclaimed garden designer Paul Bangay.

    Paul Bangay's love affair with country gardens dates back to his childhood. Feast your eyes on these to-die-for gardens, each of which features Paul's distinctive simplicity and elegance, as he writes passionately of his deeply personal relationship with each property and its owners.


    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • PAUL BANGAYS GARDEN DESIGN HANDBOOK
    PAUL BANGAYS GARDEN DESIGN HANDBOOK
    BANGAY PAUL
    ISBN: 9781920989651
    Title: PAUL BANGAYS GARDEN DESIGN HANDBOOK
    Author: BANGAY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A guide to achieving a suitable garden, illustrated with the colour photography. It presents various things practical to do with garden design and construction. It covers things from drawing a garden plan to building a retaining wall, and from fitting in a swimming pool to finding a lawn substitute and choosing drought-tolerant plants.

    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • PAUL BANGAYS GUIDE TO PLANTS
    PAUL BANGAYS GUIDE TO PLANTS
    BANGAY PAUL
    ISBN: 9781921382512
    Title: PAUL BANGAYS GUIDE TO PLANTS
    Author: BANGAY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Gardens designed by Paul Bangay are renowned for their elegant proportions, careful use of materials and inspired choice of planting. In one garden precise box hedging frames billowing beds of perennials; in another, olive trees emerge from an undergrowth of rosemary against a dramatic coastal landscape. In a Paul Bangay garden, you can be sure that every plant has been carefully selected to achieve a particular purpose at a specific site.

    This guide is the perfect companion to Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, which revealed Paul's insights into successful garden design and construction, and answers the question: what do I plant and where? Rich with anecdotes about what has worked best over the years, and with a special focus on plants for our changing climate, this collection showcases Paul's A-list plants with photography from the best in the business, Simon Griffiths.

    Whether for an inner-city courtyard or a rambling rural estate, this book contains the practical advice readers need to give their own patch of green the Paul Bangay look.



    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $59.95
    Price: $59.95
  • PERIOD GARDENS : LANDSCAPES FOR HOUSES WITH HISTORY
    PERIOD GARDENS : LANDSCAPES FOR HOUSES WITH HISTORY
    BALDWIN MYLES
    ISBN: 9781740459068
    Title: PERIOD GARDENS : LANDSCAPES FOR HOUSES WITH HISTORY
    Author: BALDWIN MYLES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Respected landscape designer Myles Baldwin believes that for the success of any period garden design, consideration of both architecture and garden to achieve an integrated whole is vital. In Period Gardens, he discusses his approach by drawing on examples of garden 'case studies' from the UK, Europe and Australia, identifying the defining features of the major design eras, from the Renaissance and English Arts and Crafts to Victorian, Art Deco and Modernist. Myles looks at the way each landscape relates to the house it surrounds, how he interprets and reworks the relevant garden styles, and how history, architecture and garden design can be melded to create a dynamic, modern landscape. As well as providing a broad-reaching introduction to garden history, Myles gives practical, technical details about garden elements such as paths, fences, swimming pools and plant types, providing a useful guide to anyone wanting to achieve authenticity and liveability in their own period garden.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • PLANT HUNTERS
    PLANT HUNTERS
    FRY CAROLYN
    ISBN: 9780233005164
    Title: PLANT HUNTERS
    Author: FRY CAROLYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Plant Hunters tells the story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. From ancient times, when Alexander the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing story moves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses and numerous fruits and vegetables were introduced from one country to another.

    The book traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of plants that made or broke economies, for instance tulips, tea and rubber. Travelling right around the world and throughout history, this is the tale of the botanical pioneers who changed the face of landscapes.

    Imprint: ANDRE DEUTSCH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    CHONGUE JASON
    ISBN: 9781743793435
    Title: PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    Author: CHONGUE JASON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Plant Society is your 101 guide on how to care for and decorate your home with indoor plants.

    Even if you've killed every house plant in the past, plant cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that it's really not that difficult to keep them happy. Covering everything from basic plant care and re-potting, to plants suited to pets and propagating, this book will help rid you of your fear of gardening and inspire you to create your very own indoor rainforest.

    There are profiles of 25 ideal indoor plants, organised from the most low-maintenance species through to the more exotic and labour-intensive plants. On top of this, the book offers styling advice including how to decorate different rooms in your home with plants, as well as suggestions on pots and planters to give your plants more personality. Throughout the book, you'll also find interviews with “plant people” from around the world, who provide an insight into their unique relationships with house plants.

    Indoor gardening has never been so easy!

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    LANGAN ALANA
    ISBN: 9780500501030
    Title: PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    Author: LANGAN ALANA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ferns are back in the bathroom, cacti are sitting on plant stands and devil's ivy are cascading from hangers. Indoor plants are the ultimate accessory. Softening interiors and readily available, they are a stylist's best friend. This is a charming guide on how to turn your home into a calming retreat.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • PLANTHUNTER : Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
    PLANTHUNTER : Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
    REID GEORGINA
    ISBN: 9781760760236
    Title: PLANTHUNTER : Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
    Author: REID GEORGINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    The Planthunter uncovers all the ways in which people around the world find purpose, beauty, wellness and connection through the act of gardening.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $59.99
    Price: $59.99
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