Current Books & Book Reviews

Current Books on Gardening & Botany is an Internet-only journal reviewing new books and other media about gardening, horticulture, and botany. Reviews cover a wide range of new literature in print and digital form and are written primarily by the staff of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Title Volume Numbersort ascending Author Publication Date
Garden Open Today 4 6 Beverley Nichols 2002 Garden Open Today
Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden from the Archives of Country Life 13 6 Judith B. Tankard 2011 Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden from the Archives of Country Life
Garden and Climate 4 6 Chip Sullivan 2002 Garden and Climate
Growing Fruit Trees: Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care & Management 13 6 Jean-Marie Lespinasse and Évelyne Leterme (editors) 2011 Growing Fruit Trees: Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care & Manageme
Green Plants: Their Origin and Diversity 3 6 Peter R. Bell and Alan R. Hemsley 2000 Green Plants: Their Origin and Diversity
Great Gardens of America 11 6 Tim Richardson 2009 Great Gardens of America
Gardening in the Desert: A Guide to Plant Selection & Care 3 6 Mary F. Irish 2001 Gardening in the Desert: A Guide to Plant Selection & Care
Growing Unusual Vegetables: Weird and Wonderful Edibles and How to Grow Them 8 6 Simon Hickmott 2003 Growing Unusual Vegetables: Weird and Wonderful Edibles and How to Grow Them
Gale Nurseries: Four Generations of Garden Excellence 11 6 Adam Levine 2008 Gale Nurseries: Four Generations of Garden Excellence
Gardening on Clay 11 6 Peter Jones 2009 Gardening on Clay
Growing Garden Bulbs 15 6 Richard Wilford 2013
Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle’s Urban Community Gardens 11 6 Jeffrey Hou, Julie M. Johnson, and Laura J. Lawson 2009 Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle’s Urban Community Ga
Gardening & Planting by the Moon 2013 14 6 Nick Kollerstrom 2012 Gardening & Planting by the Moon 2013
Grounds and Gardens: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 15 6 Maureen Zaremba and Kevin Greene 2013
Gardening the Amana Way 15 6 Lawrence L. Rettig 2013
Garden Houses and Privies: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration 5 6 Peter J. Harrison 2002 Garden Houses and Privies: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration
Giant Book of Garden Solutions: 1,954 Natural Remedies to Handle your Toughest Garden Problems 6 6 Jerry Baker 2003 Giant Book of Garden Solutions:  1,954 Natural Remedies to Handle your Toughest
Ground Cover: A Thousand Beautiful Plants for Difficult Places 2 6 John Cushnie 2000 Ground Cover: A Thousand Beautiful Plants for Difficult Places
Garden Antiques and Collectibles 2 6 Terri Dunn 1999 Garden Antiques and Collectibles
Green Roof: A Case Study — Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design for the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects 9 6 Christian Werthmann 2007 Green Roof: A Case Study — Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design for the He
Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC–2000 AD 7 6 Tom Turner 2005 Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC–2000 AD
Garden Plants of China 2 6 Peter Valder 1999 Garden Plants of China
Gardening with Conifers 4 6 Adrian Bloom 2002 Gardening with Conifers
Gardening in Containers: Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners 4 6 2002 Gardening in Containers: Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners
Garden Improvement Techniques 3 5 Liz Dobbs and Sarah Woods 2001 Garden Improvement Techniques
Gifts from a Southern Garden 3 5 Laura C. Martin 2000 Gifts from a Southern Garden
Grow Your own Flowers 13 5 Helen Yemm 2011 Grow Your own Flowers
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Places 12 5 Gayla Trail 2010 Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Places
Gardens of the Renaissance 15 5 Bryan C. Keene 2013
Grow Your own Fruit 13 5 Carol Klein 2011 Grow Your own Fruit
Gardens of Eden: Among the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens 12 5 Holly Forsyth 2009 Gardens of Eden: Among the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens
Gardens of Hawaii 15 5 Stephen Christopher Haus 2013
Green Harvest: A History of Organic Farming and Gardening in Australia 13 5 Rebecca Jones 2010 Green Harvest: A History of Organic Farming and Gardening in Australia
Garden Culture of the Twentieth Century 15 5 Leberecht Migge 2013
Galanthomania: Sneeuwlokjes, Snowdrops 13 5 Hanneke van Dijk 2011 Galanthomania: Sneeuwlokjes, Snowdrops
Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening 2 5 Susan Davis Price 2000 Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening
Growing Thoughts: A Garden in Andalusia 14 5 Carlos March 2011 Growing Thoughts: A Garden in Andalusia
Gardens of the French Riviera 5 5 Louisa Jones 2002 Gardens of the French Riviera
Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers 9 5 Linda Beutler 2007 Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers
Gardening Shortcuts 14 5 Jenny Hendy 2012 Gardening Shortcuts
Great Lakes Nature: An Outdoor Year. 6 5 Mary Blocksma 2004 Great Lakes Nature: An Outdoor Year.
Garden People: The Photographs of Valerie Finnis 9 5 Ursula Buchan 2007 Garden People: The Photographs of Valerie Finnis
Greening the Landscape: Strategies for Environmentally Sound Practice 14 5 Adam Regn Arvidson 2012 Greening the Landscape: Strategies for Environmentally Sound Practice
Green City: People, Nature, and Urban Places 9 5 Mary Soderstrom 2006 Green City: People, Nature, and Urban Places
Gardening from Berryfields 7 5 Monty Don 2005 Gardening from Berryfields
Good Gardens with Less Water 10 5 Kevin Handreck 2008 Good Gardens with Less Water
Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (All You Need to Know About the Insects in Your Garden) 10 5 Jessica Walliser 2008 Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (
Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty 15 4 Gary Paul Nabhan 2013
Great Botanic Gardens of the World 10 4 Sara Oldfield 2007 Great Botanic Gardens of the World
Gifts from the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents 15 4 Debora Robertson 2013
Gardenwalks in the Mid-Atlantic States: Beautiful Gardens from New York to Washington, D.C. 8 4 Marina Harrison and Lucy D. Rosenfeld 2005 Gardenwalks in the Mid-Atlantic States: Beautiful Gardens from New York to Washi
Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden 15 4 Suzannne Staubach 2013
Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed 8 4 John Vaillant 2005 Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
Garden wisdom & know how: Everything you need to know to plant, grow, and harvest 12 4 Judy Pray (compiler) 2010 Garden wisdom & know how:  Everything you need to know to plant, grow, and harve
Garden Rooms: Create and Decorate Outdoor Garden Spaces 1 4 Catriona Tudor Erler 1999 Garden Rooms: Create and Decorate Outdoor Garden Spaces.
Grow Your Own Vegetables 12 4 Carol Klein 2010 Grow Your Own Vegetables
Gardening for Beginners 1 4 Wolfgang Hensel 1999 Gardening for Beginners.
Gardens Through Time: 200 Years of the English Garden 7 4 Jane Owen and Diarmuid Gavin 2004 Gardens Through Time: 200 Years of the English Garden
Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement 14 4 Zoë Ida Bradbury, Severine von Tscharner Fleming, and Paula Manalo (editors) 2012 Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement
Gardening Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom 13 4 Dan O’Brien (editor) 2010 Gardening Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom
Gardens of Santa Fe 12 4 Anne Hillerman 2010 Gardens of Santa Fe
Gardening with Soul: Healing the Earth and Ourselves with Feng Shui and Environmental Awareness 5 4 Gaylah Balter 2003 Gardening with Soul: Healing the Earth and Ourselves with Feng Shui and Environm
Gardens of Santa Fe 12 4 Anne Hillerman 2010 Gardens of Santa Fe
Garden Witch’s Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality 11 4 Ellen Dugan 2009 Garden Witch’s Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality
Great Public Squares: An Architect’s Selection 12 4 Robert F. Gatje 2010 Great Public Squares: An Architect’s Selection
Grapes 11 4 Glen L. Creasy and Leroy L. Creasy 2009 Grapes
Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1875–1935: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson 14 4 Sam Watters 2012 Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1875–1935: Photographs by Frances Benjamin John
Growing California Native Plants 14 4 Marjorie G. Schmidt and Katherine L. Greenberg 2012 Growing California Native Plants
Garden Planning & Garden Design: 500 Ideas & Professional Plans for Fantastic, Easy Garden Improvement 14 4 Peter McHoy and Tessa Evelegh 2011 Garden Planning & Garden Design: 500 Ideas & Professional Plans for Fantastic, E
Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes 15 4 Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone 2013
Gardens, City Life and Culture: A World Tour 10 4 Michel Conan and Chen Whangheng (editors) 2008 Gardens, City Life and Culture: A World Tour
Gardens in the Spirit of the Place 8 3 Page Dickey 2005 Gardens in the Spirit of the Place
Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement 8 3 Judith B. Tankard 2004 Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Gardens of the National Trust 1 3 Stephen Lacey 1996 Gardens of the National Trust
Garden Watering Systems 1 3 Susan Lang and the Editors of Sunset Books 1999 Garden Watering Systems
Grow It Again 1 3 Elizabeth MacLeod 1999 Grow It Again
Great Landscape Evergreens 10 3 Vincent A. Simeone 2008 Great Landscape Evergreens
Giant Perennials: Star Performers for the Garden 5 3 Susan Berry 2003 Giant Perennials: Star Performers for the Garden
Gardens of the World: The Great Traditions 13 3 Rory Stuart 2010 Gardens of the World: The Great Traditions
Getaway Guide to the Garden Route 13 3 Brent Naudé-Moseley and Steve Moseley 2010 Getaway Guide to the Garden Route
Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home 2 3 Judith Larner Lowry. 1999 Gardening with a Wild Heart:  Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home
Gardening with perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden 16 3 Noël Kingsbury 2014
Gardens and Swimming Pools 13 3 2010 Gardens and Swimming Pools
Greenhouse Ecosystems 2 3 G. Stanhill and H.Z. Enoch 1999 Greenhouse Ecosystems
Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your own Green Walls 14 3 Noeémie Vialard with Meéline Vialard 2012 Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your own Green Walls
Grasses 16 3 Stephen A. Harris 2014
Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 5: Epidendroideae (part two) 12 3 Alec M. Pridgeon, Phillip J. Cribb, Mark W. Chase, and Finn N. Rasmussen (editors) 2009 Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 5: Epidendroideae (part two)
Gardens of Marrakesh 15 3 Angelica Gray 2013
Growing Hardy Orchids 14 3 Philip Seaton, Phillip Cribb, Margaret Ramsey, and John Haggar 2011 Growing Hardy Orchids
Gardens in Perpetual Bloom: Botanical Illustration in Europe and America 1600–1850 12 3 Nancy Keeler 2009 Gardens in Perpetual Bloom:  Botanical Illustration in Europe and America 1600–1
Got Sun? 200 Best Native Plants for Your Garden 15 3 Carolyn Harstad 2013
Green:House: Green:Engineering, Environmental Design at Gardens by the Bay 15 3 Patrick Bellew and Meredith Davey 2012
Garden Railway Basics: From Concept to Construction to Upkeep 15 3 Kevin Strong 2013
Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place 6 3 Christopher J. Preston 2003 Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place
Garden Makeovers: The Complete Guide to Renovating Your Garden 3 2 Liz Dobbs and Sarah Woods 2000 Garden Makeovers: The Complete Guide to Renovating Your Garden
Geology and Plant Life: The Effects of Landforms and Rock Types on Plants 6 2 Arthur R. Kruckeberg 2002 Geology and Plant Life: The Effects of Landforms and Rock Types on Plants
Great Gardens for Kids 6 2 Claire Matthews 2002 Great Gardens for Kids
Grasses: Choosing and Using These Ornamental Plants in the Garden 8 2 Roger Grounds 2005 Grasses: Choosing and Using These Ornamental Plants in the Garden
Growing Hawaii's Native Plants: A Simple Step–By–Step Approach for Every Species 8 2 Kerin E. Lilleeng-Rosenberger 2005 Growing Hawaii's Native Plants:  A Simple Step–By–Step Approach for Every Specie
Gardenhome/city: Creating an Urban Haven 5 2 Bonnie Trust Dahan 2002 Gardenhome/city: Creating an Urban Haven
Gardens Across America. Volume 1: East of the Mississippi 8 2 Thomas S. Spencer and John J. Russell 2005 Gardens Across America. Volume 1: East of the Mississippi
Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History 5 2 Lena Struwe and Victor A. Albert (editors) 2002 Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History
Garden Flowers from A to Z 10 2 Esther Herr and Marion Nickig. 2007 Garden Flowers from A to Z
Grower Talks on Pest Control 4 2 Rick Blanchette (editor) 2001
Grandpa's Garden 2 2 Shea Darian 1996 Grandpa's Garden
Grasses & Grassland Ecology 11 2 David J. Gibson 2008 Grasses & Grassland Ecology
Growing Bonsai Indoors 11 2 Pat Lucke Morris and Sigrun Wolff Saphire, editors 2009 Growing Bonsai Indoors
Geranium 15 2 Kasia Boddy 2013 Geranium
Green Guide Families: The Complete Reference for Eco-friendly Parents 12 2 Catherine Zandonella 2010 Green Guide Families:  The Complete Reference for Eco-friendly Parents
Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot 15 2 Peter Crane 2013 Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot
Growing a Garden City 13 2 Jeremy N. Smith 2010 Growing a Garden City
Growing media for ornamental plants and turf 13 2 Kevin Handreck and Neil Black 2010 Growing media for ornamental plants and turf
Growing Food in Small Gardens 14 2 Barbara Segall 2011 Growing Food in Small Gardens
Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds: A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants 12 2 Rachael Lanicci 2010 Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds: A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape 14 2 Leonard J. Hopper 2011 Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape
Great Plains: American’s Lingering Wild 12 2 Michael Forsberg 2009 Great Plains: American’s Lingering Wild
Gardens for the Future: Gestures Against the Wild 3 2 Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor 2000 Gardens for the Future: Gestures Against the Wild
Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens 6 2 Rebecca Bushnell 2003 Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens
Gaia in turmoil: Climate change, biodepletion, and Earth ethics in an age of crisis 12 2 Eileen Crist and H. Bruce Rinker (editors) 2010 Gaia in turmoil: Climate change, biodepletion,  and Earth ethics in an age of cr
Grass: In Search of Human Habitat 12 1 Joe C. Truett 2010 Grass: In Search of Human Habitat
Garden Details: Accents, Ornaments, and Finishing Touches for Your Garden. 1 1 Warren Schultz and Carol Spier 1998 Garden Details: Accents, Ornaments, and Finishing Touches for Your Garden.
Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa 12 1 Gideon F. Smith and Neil R. Crouch 2009 Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism 8 1 Char Miller and Rebecca Staebler 2001 Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism
Glorious Indoor Gardens 5 1 Michele Driscoll Alioto 2002 Glorious Indoor Gardens
Garden Lover’s Puzzle & Quiz Book 12 1 The Puzzle Society 2009 Garden Lover’s Puzzle & Quiz Book
Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Book Illustration 4 1 H. Walter Lack. 2001 Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Book Illustration
Gardens of New Spain: How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Changed America 7 1 William W. Dunmire 2004 Gardens of New Spain: How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Changed America
Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto: From the Archives of Country Life 10 1 Robin Whalley 2007 Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto: From the Archives of Country Life
Garden’s Quintessence 15 1 Jan Joris TuinArchitectuur (Landscape Architects) 2012 Garden’s Quintessence
Growing Windowsill Orchids 13 1 Philip Seaton 2010 Growing Windowsill Orchids
Gardens and Imagination: Cultural History and Agency 11 1 Michel Conan (editor) 2008 Gardens and Imagination: Cultural History and Agency
Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques 13 1 Xiaofeng Fang 2010 Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques
Guide for Plant Appraisal 3 1 Council of Tree & Landscape Appraisers 2000 Guide for Plant Appraisal
Growing with the Seasons: A Sharing of Insights into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening 11 1 Frank and Vicky Giannangelo 2008 Growing with the Seasons: A Sharing of Insights into the Creative Aspects of Org
Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida Third Edition 14 1 Richard P. Wunderlin and Bruce F. Hansen 2011 Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida Third Edition
Gardening with Peter Dowdall: The Importance of the Natural World 13 1 Peter Dowdall 2010 Gardening with Peter Dowdall: The Importance of the Natural World
Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain 3 1 D. Fairchild Ruggles. 2000 Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain
Green Your Home: The Complete Guide to Making Your New or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy 11 1 Jeanne Roberts 2008 Green Your Home: The Complete Guide to Making Your New or Existing Home Environm
Garden Landscaping Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide to Landscaping & Building Projects in Your Garden 14 1 Paul Wagland 2011 Garden Landscaping Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide to Landscaping  & Building Proje