Subject Guides Books Reading Lists Gardening Books

Fiction and nonfiction about gardening, selected by Forbes Library librarians. June 2008. Some additions November 2010.

Non-Fiction Books













Fiction Books

  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
    A successful caterer in Bascomb, North Carolina, Claire has always remained tied to the legacy of the Waverly family, until her peaceful life is transformed by Tyler Hughes, an art teacher and new next-door neighbor, and by the return of her prodigal sister, Sydney.


  • The Blue Rose by Anthony Eglin
    Believing they have found the home of their dreams in a beautiful English garden house, Alex and Kate Sheppard make a science-defying discovery in their garden and find their world unraveling in the wake of intrusive experiments, coded journals, and murderous adversaries.


  • Wild Designs by Katie Fforde
    Althea, who is divorced and has three children, a bossy dog, a know-it-all younger sister, and no love life, loses her job and starts a gardening business that leads her to fall for a married man.


  • The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys
    Leaving war-stricken London in 1941, Gwen Davis volunteers for the Land Army in the Devon countryside where she oversees a group of girls who plant crops for the war effort beside a regiment of Canadian soldiers.
  • Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
    Centering around three courageous women, who meet for the first time at a crossroads in their lives, this first installment in the "In the Garden" trilogy follows Stella as she casts aside her fears and finds a special love that she will do anything to protect.


  • Night Gardening by E.L. Swann
    While recovering from a near-fatal illness, Maggie rediscovers the redemptive powers of passion and romance in her life when she meets Tristan, a landscape architect who is working on her long-ignored and unkempt garden.

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