Skip to main content

Our selection of new gardening books will spring you into gardening action. Or simply, appreciation.

See the books on display inside the Library for the next few weeks. You may also be able to borrow from your local library.

Selected eResources are included below; all you need is a State Library membership to access some of these with your own device. 

100 australian flowers
The plant hunter's atlas
Ambra Edwards
Discovering Australian flora
Fanny Karouta-Manasse 
100 Australian wildflowers
Mel Baxter
safer gardens
The heartbeat of trees 
Peter Wohlleben
Safer gardens: plant flammability and planning for fire
Lesley Corbett
Get guerrilla gardening
Ellen Miles 
zero waste
stand and stare
Zero-waste gardening
Ben Raskin
To stand and stare: how to garden while doing next to nothing
Andrew Timothy O'Brien
Manta kanyini: land care
Ar̲a Irititja Aboriginal Corporation
Ebook - onsite access at the Library
costas world
trees shrubs and climbers
Futureproof your garden
Angus Stewart & Emma Stewart
Costa's world
Costa Georgiadis
The practical gardener's guide to trees, shrubs and climbers
Stephanie Jackson
science of plants
Napoleon: a life in gardens and shadows
Ruth Scurr
The science of plants: inside their secret world
Helen Fewster, ed.
Spirit of the garden
Trisha Dixon


The following ebooks and articles can be accessed anytime and anywhere using your device and Wi-Fi.

Guide for accessible public gardens (Australian)

The South Australian landscaping and environmental repair projects of Albert Morris 1932-37: tree plantations, natural regeneration, amenity, erosion management, ecosystem recovery.

Heritage roses in our gardens (Australian)

Virginia Cooperative Extension Gardener Handbook (United States)

The green Middle Ages: The depiction and use of plants in the Western World 600-1600

Floral Illustrations of the Seasons Consisting of the Most Beautiful, Hardy and Rare Herbaceous Plants, Cultivated in the Flower Garden.

A book of fruits and flowers 

War gardens: a pocket guide for home vegetable growers

Our flowering shrubs, and how to know them

The following ebooks can be used onsite at the State Library.

A conscious garden: simple, hands-on solutions for a sustainable garden (Australian)

Carrick Hill: a portrait

Let's build a backyard

Kuka munumai: bush food

Punu tjutu: trees and bushes

Green gardens of life

Manta kanyini: land care