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
Realizing Nature’s Potential: Proceedings of the William L. Brown Symposium Honoring Gordon Cragg 13 6 Bruce E. Ponman and James S. Miller (editors) 2011 Realizing Nature’s Potential: Proceedings of the William L. Brown Symposium Hono
Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky 10 6 Thomas G. Barnes, Deborah White, and Marc Evans 2008 Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky
Roberto Burle Marx: The Lyrical Landscape 5 5 Marta Iris Montero 2001 Roberto Burle Marx: The Lyrical Landscape
Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality 15 5 Martyn Rix (editor) 2013
Richard Woods (1715–1793): Master of the Pleasure Garden 12 5 Fiona Cowell 2009 Richard Woods (1715–1793): Master of the Pleasure Garden
Rematerial: From Waste to Architecture 12 5 Alejandro Bahamón and Maria Camila Sanjinés 2010 Rematerial: From Waste to Architecture
Resource Strategies of Wild Plants 11 5 Joseph M. Craine 2009 Resource Strategies of Wild Plants
Reliable Roses 6 5 Philip Harkness 2004 Reliable Roses
Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent’s Natural Soul 8 4 Scott Weidensaul 2005 Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent’s Natural Soul
Restoring Disturbed Landscapes: Putting Principles into Practice 13 4 David J. Tongway and John A Ludwig 2011 Restoring Disturbed Landscapes: Putting Principles into Practice
RHS A Gardener’s Five-Year Record Book 15 4 Royal Horticultural Society 2013
Raised–bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple 12 4 Raymond Nones 2010 Raised–bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple
Rooftop & Terrace Gardens 10 4 Caroline Tilston 2008 Rooftop & Terrace Gardens
Rodale Organic Gardening Solutions 3 4 Cheryl Long 2000 Rodale Organic Gardening Solutions
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide 14 4 Rosemary Gladstar 2012 Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide
Roses Revealed 9 4 Dermot O’Neill 2007 Roses Revealed
Rock Garden Design and Construction 6 3 Jane McGary (editor) 2003 Rock Garden Design and Construction
Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of our Common Natives 11 3 Matt Warnock Turner 2009 Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of our Common Natives
Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden 3 3 François Berthier 2000 Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden
Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant, & Maintain a Rocky Mountain Garden 15 2 Mary Ann Newcomer and John Cretti 2012 Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant, & Maint
Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill 13 2 Martin Sheppard 2010 Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill
Rodale's 21st-century Herbal 16 2 Michael J. Balick 2014
Rejuvenating a Garden 2 2 Stephen Anderton 2000 Rejuvenating a Garden
Recovering the Prairie 2 2 Robert F. Sayre (editor) 1999 Recovering the Prairie
Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden 8 2 François Berthier 2005 Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden
Rethinking Landscape: A Critical Reader 11 2 Ian Thompson 2009 Rethinking Landscape: A Critical Reader