Our understanding of plants and their habitats will play a major role in determining the world we pass over to the next generation. Knowing what works where is vital to not only the success of the plant but to the success of the over all design scheme. Horticultural knowledge plays a key role in maintenance issue, the quality of an outdoor space and the level of it’s sustainability. For far too long our public landscapes have been victims of mono crop planting, brutal maintenance plans and visually appalling planting schemes. Often planting knowledge in the public realm is seen as more of a luxury then a necessity, but now it is apparent that nothing could be further from the truth. To understand plants, how they work and what they need is essential to the development of the outdoor space and the quality of our lives as a society. Get your book featured and profiled with it’s own gallery in our Horticulture section, contact us at and we’ll take it from there. For now enjoy our growing book list and grow your plant knowledge. Book List The Planting Design Handbook by Nick Robinson Designing with Grasses by Neil Lucas Design with Nature by Ian McHarg Dream Plants for the Natural Garden by Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf Green Roofs and Living Wallsby Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury Landscapes in Landscapesby Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury Planting Design Illustrated by Gang Chen Designing with Plants by Piet Oudolf Plant User Handbook: A Guide to Effective Specifying by James James Hitchmough & Ken Fieldhouse

 Our book lists are constantly growing and we always appreciate new suggestions so if you feel there should be a book in this list then let us know and contact us.


This article was originally submitted to Landscape Architects Network

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