Delight in the Garden

A Bibliographic Companion to a Shields Library Display, Summer, 2006

Selected Bibliography Compiled by Laurel Espell

History of Gardens and Gardening

Bayard, Tania. Sweet Herbs and Sundry Flowers: Medieval Gardens and the Gardens of the Cloisters. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985
SB 466 .U7 C563 1985
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jane. The Garden, An English Love Affair: One Thousand Years of Gardening. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002
SB 457.6 .F43 2002
Kedding, Charleston and Susan Campbell. A History of Kitchen Gardening. London, Ebury Press, 1996
SB 322 .C27 1996
Laws, Bill. Spade, Skirret and Parsnip: The Curious History of Vegetables. Sparkford, England, J.H. Haynes and Co. Ltd., 2004
SB 320.5 .L35 2004
Pizzoni, Filippo. The Garden: A History In Landscape and Art. New York, Rizzoli, 1997
SB 466 .P59 1999
Quest-Ritson, Charles. The English Garden: A Social History. London, Penguin/Viking, 2001
SB 457.6 .Q47 2001
Shoemaker, Candice A. Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design. Chicago, Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001
SB 465 .E63 2001
Taylor, Judith M. and Harry Morton Butterfield. Tangible Memories: Californians and Their Gardens, 1800-1950. Xlibris, 2003
SB 466 .U7 T39 2003

Famous Gardens

Batey, Mavis. The Historic Gardens of Oxford and Cambridge. London, Macmillan, 1989
SB 466 .G75 C3 1989
Houk, Walter. The Botanical Gardens at the Huntington. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1996
QK 73 .U62 H866 1996
Jill, Duchess of Hamilton, Penny Hart, and John Simmons. The Gardens of William Morris. New York, Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 1999
SB 470 .M67 J55 1999
Plumptre, George. Royal Gardens of Europe. New York, Montecelli Press, 2005
SB 466 .E9 P55 2005
Smit, Tom. The Lost Gardens of Heligan . London, Victor Gollancz, 1999.
SB466 .G73 H45 1999
Smith, Rupert. A Year at Kew. London, BBC Books, 2004
QK 73 .K4 S58 2004

Famous Gardeners

Brown, Jane. Vita's Other World: A Gardening Biography of V. Sackville-West. New York, Viking, 1985
SB 63 .S3 B7 1985
Burbank, Luther with Wilbur Hall. The Harvest of the Years. New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1926
SB 63 .B9 A4
Burbank, Luther, edited and transcribed by Wilbur Hall. Partner of Nature. New York, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1939
SB 63 .B9 A53
Jekyll, Gertrude, edited by Michael Tooley and Primrose Arnander. Essays on the Life of a Working Amateur. Durham, England, Michaelmas Books, 1995
SB 470 .J38 G472 1995
Lewis, Cherry, ed. Gertrude Jekyll: The Making of a Garden: An Anthology. new ed. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, Antique Collector's Club, Garden Art Press, 2000.
SB 455 .J45 2000
McLaren, John. Gardening in California, Landscape and Flower. San Francisco, Robertson, 1909
SB 453.2 .C3 M28
Orlean, Susan. The Orchid Thief: The True Story of Beauty and Obsession. New York, Ballantine Books, 2002
SB 63 .L315 075
Plumptre, George. The Garden Makers: The Great Tradition of Garden Design from 1600 to the Present Day. London, Pavillion Books Ltd., 1993
SB 61 .P58 1993B
Spens, Michael. Gardens of the Mind: The Genius of Geoffrey Jellicoe. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, Antique Collector's Club Ltd., 1992
SB 470 .J45 S84 1992
Stroud, Dorothy. Capability Brown. Rev. Ed. London, Country Life Ltd., 1957
SB 470 .B7 S7 1957
Tooley, Michael, ed. Gertrude Jekyll: Artist, Gardener, Craftswoman: A Collection of Essays to Mark the 50th Anniversary of her Death. Durham, Michaelmas Books, 1984
SB 470 .J38 G47 1954

Regional Gardens

Clarke, Ethne and Clay Perry. English Country Gardens. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985
SB 466 .G7 C62 1985
Cothran, James R. Gardens of Historic Charleston. University of South Carolina Press, 1995
SB 466 .U65 C534 1995
French, Jere Stuart. The California Garden and the Landscape Architects Who Shaped It. Landscape Architecture Foundation, 1993.
SB 466 .U65 C235 1993
Kawaguchi, Yoko. Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden. London, Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2000
SB 458 .K39 2000
Price, Susan Davis. Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening. Minneapolis, University of Minneapolis Press, 2000
SB 455 .P75 2000
Robinson, Curtis John. The Community Gardeners of Davis, California: A Geographical Study of Location and Behavior. Thesis UC Davis, 1974
SB 457.3 R62 1981A
Southern Accents Magazine. Gardens of the South. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1985
SB 451.34 .S5 G37 1985
Streatfield, David C. California Gardens: Creating a New Eden. New York, Abbeville Press Publishers, 1994
SB 466 .U65 C295 1994
The Sunday Times. The Making of the English Garden. London, Macmillan, 1988
SB 466 .G75 E558
Tettoni, Luca Invernizzi and William Warren. Balinese Gardens. London, Thames and Hudson, 1995
SB 466 .I525 B35 1996
Valder, Peter. Gardens in China. Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, 2002
SB 457.55 .V25 2002
Wasowski, Sally, with Any Wasowski. Native Landscaping From El Paso to L.A. Chicago, Contemporary Books, 2000
SB 427.5 .W37 2000
Wheeler, David and Nick Meers. Panoramas of English Gardens. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991
SB 466 .G75 E579 1991b

Garden Design

Archer-Wills, Anthony. The Water Gardener: A Complete Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Planting Water Features. New York, Barron's, 1993
SB 423 .A73 1993
Ashmun, Barbara Blossom. Garden Retreats: Creating An Outdoor Sanctuary. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2000
SB 454.5 .S25 A75 2000
Brookes, John. John Brookes Natural Landscapes, 1st American Edition. New York, DK Publishing, 1998
SB 439 .B66 1998
Hartlage, Richard. Bold Visions for the Garden. Golden, Colorado, Fulcrum Publishing, 2001
SB 473 .H387 2001
Morris, Alistair. Antiques From the Garden , 2nd ed. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, Antique Collector's Club Ltd, Garden Art Press, 1996
SB473.5 .M67 1999
Stevens, David. The Garden Design Sourcebook: The Essential Guide to Garden Materials and Structures. London, Conran Octopus Ltd., 1995
SB473 .S745 1995
Swanson, Faith H. and Virginia B. Rady. Herb Garden Design. Hanover, N. H., University Press of New England, 1984
Ockenga, Starr. Eden on Their Minds: American Gardeners with Bold Visions. New York, Clarkson Potter, 2001
SB 466 .U6 O29 2001

Urban Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Gardening

Adil, Janeen R. Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilities: A Guide to Methods, Tools and Plants . Bethesda, MD, Woodbine House, 1994
SB 457.4 .H36 .A35 1994
Appel, Scott D., ed. The Potted Garden: New Plants and New Approaches for Container Gardens. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Publications, 2001
SB 418 .P68 2001
Cave, Yvonne. Succulents for the Contemporary Garden. Portland, Timber Press, 2002
SB 438 .C347 2003
Court, Sally. The Modern Garden Makers. London, Ward Lock, 1999
SB 469.9 C68 1999
Davis, Margaret. Balcony, Terrace and patio Gardening. Golden, Colorado, Fulcrum Publishing, 1997
SB 419.5 D38 1997
Davitt, Keith. Water Features for Small Gardens: From Concept to Construction. Portland, Timber Press, 2003
SB 423 .D39 2003
Flint, Mary Louise and John F. Karlik. Healthy Roses: Environmentally Friendly Ways to manage Pests and Disorders in Your Garden and Landscape. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 21589 *
S 39 .E71 no.21583-21589
Lawson, Laura J. City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America. Berkeley, UC Press, 2005
SB 457.3 .L39 2005
McGee, Rose Marie Nichols and Maggie Stuckey. The Bountiful Gardener: A Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers. New York, Workman Publishing, 2002
SB 418 .M32 2002
Nash, Helen and Steve Stroupe. Complete Guide to Water Garden Plants. New York, Sterling, 2003
SB 423 .N355 2003
Temkin, Brad. Private Places: Photographs of Chicago Gardens. Santa Fe, Center for American Places, 2005
TR 662 .T45 2005

Kitchen Gardens

Bales, Suzanne Frutig. Vegetables. (Burpee Gardening Series) New York, Prentice Hall, 1991
SB 321 .B245 1991
Bradley, Fern Marshall and Barbara W. Ellis, eds. Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Resource for Every Gardener. Emmaus, Pa., Rodale Press, 1992
Ref. SB 453.5 .R633 1992
Bremness, Lesley. Herbs. New York, DK Publishing, 1994
SB 351 H5 B6585 1994
Coleman, Eliot. New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener . Rev. and expanded ed., White River Junction, Vt., Chelsea Green Publishing, 1995
SB 324.3 .C65 1995
McGrath, Mike, ed. The Best of Organic Gardening. Emmaus, Pa, Rodale Press, 1996
SB 453.5 B475 1996
Pennington, Susan J. Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens. Berkeley, UC Press, 2002
SB 320.5 .P45 2002
Raver, Anne, Ed. Gourmet Vegetables: Smart Tips and Tasty Picks for Gardeners and Gourmet Cooks. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2002
SB 320.9 .G68 2002
Staub, Jack. 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden. Salt Lake City, Gibbs Smith Publishers, 2005
SB 321 .S665 2005
Strickland, Sue. Heritage Vegetables: The Gardener's Guide to Cultivating Diversity. London, Gaia Books Ltd., 1998
SB 324.73 S75 1998
Turner-Guest, Carole, ed. Kitchen Gardens: Beyond the Vegetable Patch Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1998
SB 321 K 357 1998
Weaver, William Woys. Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History. New York, Holt, 1997

* The UC Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources conducts agricultural research and offers peer-reviewed publications not only in agriculture but also in natural and human resources for all of the citizens of California. Gardening, fruits, vegetables, pests, and landscaping are all examples of the topics covered by the ANR experts. The complete Publications Catalog is found at: Many publications are free to download. Copies of ANR publications are available in the Shields Library collection.