Revision Notes

Favourite Books


Tell us about your favourite gardening books and we’ll add them to our list. Here is a selection of favourites from our gardening and horticulture tutors:

Around the World in 80 Gardens, Monty Don.

A Little Piece of England A tale of self-sufficiency, John Jackson;

The Curious Gardener, Anna Pavord;

The RHS Allotment Handbook – The Expert Guide for Every Fruit and Veg Grower, Royal Horticultural Society

The Healing Garden : gardening for the mind, body and soul, Gay Search

Jewel Garden: A Story of Despair and Redemption, Sarah Don and Monty Don

The Complete Gardener, Mont Don

My Secret Garden, Alan Titchmarsh

The Complete Countryman A User’s Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts, Alan Titchmarsh

The Grumpy Gardener’s Handbook, Ivor Grump

New Urban Farmer, Celia Brooks-Brown

On the Plot with Dirty Nails: A Practical Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, Joe Hashman

Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops, Martin Crawford

Minding My Peas and Cucumbers Quirky Tales of Allotment Life, Kay Sexton

How to Make a Wildlife Garden, Chris Baine

Best titles for RHS Studies:

Plant Growth

Science and the Garden, David Ingram and Daphne Vince-Prue;

Botany for Gardeners, Brian Capon;

RHS Botany for Gardeners: The Art and Science of Horticulture Explained and Explored, Geoff Hodge;

Garden Planning


The Essential Garden Design Workbook, Rosemary Alexander;

John Brookes Garden Design Course, John Brookes;

RHS Vegetable & Fruit Gardening, Editor – Michael Pollock.


The RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, Christopher Brickell;

Principles of Horticulture: Level 2, Charles Adams et al.;

Principles of Horticulture: Level 2, Charles Adams et al..

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