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 Volumesort ascending Number Author Publication Date
Gardening with perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden 16 3 Noël Kingsbury 2014
Grasses 16 3 Stephen A. Harris 2014
Green walls green roofs: Designing sustainable architecture 16 4 Gina Tsarounas (editor) 2014
Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes 15 4 Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone 2013
Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty 15 4 Gary Paul Nabhan 2013
Gifts from the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents 15 4 Debora Robertson 2013
Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden 15 4 Suzannne Staubach 2013
Gardens of the Renaissance 15 5 Bryan C. Keene 2013
Gardens of Hawaii 15 5 Stephen Christopher Haus 2013
Garden Culture of the Twentieth Century 15 5 Leberecht Migge 2013
Growing Garden Bulbs 15 6 Richard Wilford 2013
Grounds and Gardens: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 15 6 Maureen Zaremba and Kevin Greene 2013
Garden’s Quintessence 15 1 Jan Joris TuinArchitectuur (Landscape Architects) 2012 Garden’s Quintessence
Gardening the Amana Way 15 6 Lawrence L. Rettig 2013
Geranium 15 2 Kasia Boddy 2013 Geranium
Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot 15 2 Peter Crane 2013 Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot
Gardens of Marrakesh 15 3 Angelica Gray 2013
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
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
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 & Planting by the Moon 2013 14 6 Nick Kollerstrom 2012 Gardening & Planting by the Moon 2013
Growing Thoughts: A Garden in Andalusia 14 5 Carlos March 2011 Growing Thoughts: A Garden in Andalusia
Gardening Shortcuts 14 5 Jenny Hendy 2012 Gardening Shortcuts
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
Greening the Landscape: Strategies for Environmentally Sound Practice 14 5 Adam Regn Arvidson 2012 Greening the Landscape: Strategies for Environmentally Sound Practice
Growing Hardy Orchids 14 3 Philip Seaton, Phillip Cribb, Margaret Ramsey, and John Haggar 2011 Growing Hardy Orchids
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 Food in Small Gardens 14 2 Barbara Segall 2011 Growing Food in Small Gardens
Growing California Native Plants 14 4 Marjorie G. Schmidt and Katherine L. Greenberg 2012 Growing California Native Plants
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape 14 2 Leonard J. Hopper 2011 Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape
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 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
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
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
Grow Your own Flowers 13 5 Helen Yemm 2011 Grow Your own Flowers
Grow Your own Fruit 13 5 Carol Klein 2011 Grow Your own Fruit
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
Galanthomania: Sneeuwlokjes, Snowdrops 13 5 Hanneke van Dijk 2011 Galanthomania: Sneeuwlokjes, Snowdrops
Gardening Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom 13 4 Dan O’Brien (editor) 2010 Gardening Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom
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
Gardens and Swimming Pools 13 3 2010 Gardens and Swimming Pools
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 Windowsill Orchids 13 1 Philip Seaton 2010 Growing Windowsill Orchids
Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques 13 1 Xiaofeng Fang 2010 Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques
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
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
Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa 12 1 Gideon F. Smith and Neil R. Crouch 2009 Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Places 12 5 Gayla Trail 2010 Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Places
Garden Lover’s Puzzle & Quiz Book 12 1 The Puzzle Society 2009 Garden Lover’s Puzzle & Quiz Book
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
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
Grow Your Own Vegetables 12 4 Carol Klein 2010 Grow Your Own Vegetables
Gardens of Santa Fe 12 4 Anne Hillerman 2010 Gardens of Santa Fe
Gardens of Santa Fe 12 4 Anne Hillerman 2010 Gardens of Santa Fe
Great Public Squares: An Architect’s Selection 12 4 Robert F. Gatje 2010 Great Public Squares: An Architect’s Selection
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
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 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
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
Great Plains: American’s Lingering Wild 12 2 Michael Forsberg 2009 Great Plains: American’s Lingering Wild
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
Great Gardens of America 11 6 Tim Richardson 2009 Great Gardens of America
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
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
Grasses & Grassland Ecology 11 2 David J. Gibson 2008 Grasses & Grassland Ecology
Garden Witch’s Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality 11 4 Ellen Dugan 2009 Garden Witch’s Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality
Grapes 11 4 Glen L. Creasy and Leroy L. Creasy 2009 Grapes
Growing Bonsai Indoors 11 2 Pat Lucke Morris and Sigrun Wolff Saphire, editors 2009 Growing Bonsai Indoors
Gardens and Imagination: Cultural History and Agency 11 1 Michel Conan (editor) 2008 Gardens and Imagination: Cultural History and Agency
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
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
Great Botanic Gardens of the World 10 4 Sara Oldfield 2007 Great Botanic Gardens of the World
Great Landscape Evergreens 10 3 Vincent A. Simeone 2008 Great Landscape Evergreens
Garden Flowers from A to Z 10 2 Esther Herr and Marion Nickig. 2007 Garden Flowers from A to Z
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
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 (
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
Garden People: The Photographs of Valerie Finnis 9 5 Ursula Buchan 2007 Garden People: The Photographs of Valerie Finnis
Green City: People, Nature, and Urban Places 9 5 Mary Soderstrom 2006 Green City: People, Nature, and Urban Places
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
Gardens in the Spirit of the Place 8 3 Page Dickey 2005 Gardens in the Spirit of the Place
Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism 8 1 Char Miller and Rebecca Staebler 2001 Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism
Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement 8 3 Judith B. Tankard 2004 Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gardening from Berryfields 7 5 Monty Don 2005 Gardening from Berryfields
Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC–2000 AD 7 6 Tom Turner 2005 Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC–2000 AD
Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens 6 2 Rebecca Bushnell 2003 Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens
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
Great Lakes Nature: An Outdoor Year. 6 5 Mary Blocksma 2004 Great Lakes Nature: An Outdoor Year.
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
Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place 6 3 Christopher J. Preston 2003 Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place
Glorious Indoor Gardens 5 1 Michele Driscoll Alioto 2002 Glorious Indoor Gardens
Gardenhome/city: Creating an Urban Haven 5 2 Bonnie Trust Dahan 2002 Gardenhome/city: Creating an Urban Haven
Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History 5 2 Lena Struwe and Victor A. Albert (editors) 2002 Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History
Giant Perennials: Star Performers for the Garden 5 3 Susan Berry 2003 Giant Perennials: Star Performers for the Garden
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 the French Riviera 5 5 Louisa Jones 2002 Gardens of the French Riviera
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
Gardening in Containers: Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners 4 6 2002 Gardening in Containers: Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners
Garden Open Today 4 6 Beverley Nichols 2002 Garden Open Today
Garden and Climate 4 6 Chip Sullivan 2002 Garden and Climate
Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Book Illustration 4 1 H. Walter Lack. 2001 Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Book Illustration
Grower Talks on Pest Control 4 2 Rick Blanchette (editor) 2001
Gardening with Conifers 4 6 Adrian Bloom 2002 Gardening with Conifers
Gardens for the Future: Gestures Against the Wild 3 2 Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor 2000 Gardens for the Future: Gestures Against the Wild
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
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
Green Plants: Their Origin and Diversity 3 6 Peter R. Bell and Alan R. Hemsley 2000 Green Plants: Their Origin and Diversity
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
Guide for Plant Appraisal 3 1 Council of Tree & Landscape Appraisers 2000 Guide for Plant Appraisal
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
Grandpa's Garden 2 2 Shea Darian 1996 Grandpa's Garden
Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening 2 5 Susan Davis Price 2000 Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening
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
Greenhouse Ecosystems 2 3 G. Stanhill and H.Z. Enoch 1999 Greenhouse Ecosystems
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
Garden Plants of China 2 6 Peter Valder 1999 Garden Plants of China
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.
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
Garden Rooms: Create and Decorate Outdoor Garden Spaces 1 4 Catriona Tudor Erler 1999 Garden Rooms: Create and Decorate Outdoor Garden Spaces.
Gardening for Beginners 1 4 Wolfgang Hensel 1999 Gardening for Beginners.