Home and Garden Books to Transform Your Living Space

From allotments to celebrated interior design spaces, at Books 4 People we've collected our favourite home and garden books to help you get inspired for those big renovations or to become the gardening guru of your dreams. Enjoy these creative and richly stylish ideas for curating a living space or home garden that will make you feel joyful every time you walk through your front door. Begin your personal and at-home living transformation with our top recommended home and garden books. 

1. RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia 

 

Royal Horticulturist Society experts help you find the right plant for every site with this perfect planting guide. Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is full of gardening tips that show you how to plant a garden that really makes the most of your space. Solve your garden problems with simple steps to assess your site and soil and then use the at-a-glance classification guide and photos to choose from over 2,000 plants.

Landscape your garden with tips for creating stylish beds or borders and inspirational planting 'recipes'. Plus, a section on fragrant or colourful plants helps transform your garden into your Eden. RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the indispensable guide to perfect planting.

Order your copy of RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia for the perfect planting companion. 

2. Allotment Month by Month 

A new edition of the bestselling guide to making the most of your allotment, with seasonal advice, essential to-do lists, and more than 60 fruit and vegetable crop planners.

Grow fresh, seasonal produce in your allotment or kitchen garden all year round with the bestselling guide from Alan Buckingham. Allotment Month by Month takes the uncertainty out of your harvest with clear, reliable gardening advice for every month of the year. The new edition has updated recommendations for the best varieties to grow and all the latest advice on pesticide use. Ideal for both urban gardeners and seasoned allotment owners; or as self-purchase or gift for first-time vegetable growers;

Allotment Month by Month has everything you need to know to make the most of your plot.

3. The Complete Book of Home Organization 

Have you ever wished you had the time and tools to organize your house in a clutter-free, design-conscious, Pinterest-worthy way? From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, The Complete Book of Home Organization is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home.From small spaces and apartment solutions to how to tackle a big, messy home with a 14-week total home organization challenge, this book covers it all.


The Complete Book of Home Organization spells out everything you need to de-clutter your house, store your belongings, and keep your home - and life - in tip-top shape. Organize the 30 main spaces of your home. From the basement to the attic, this book covers every nook and cranny. With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and handy checklists, say goodbye to a messy home and wasted storage space!

Begin your de-cluttering journey today when you purchase The Complete Book of Home Organization: 336 Tips and Projects. 

4. RHS How to Create Your Garden 

 'Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated.' This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. Regardless of your experience or budget, with Adam's help and know-how you can design your dream garden, whether it's a small urban garden, a classic cottage garden, a suburban front garden, a low-maintenance space or a city roof terrace. His practical, no-nonsense approach strips away complex garden design concepts and focuses on your needs and preferred garden style to help you plan and build a garden that works for you. Enjoy it month by month with his simple checklist of what to do when to keep your garden in shape.

RHS How to Create your Garden is about designing an outside space that is real, achievable, and right for you.

5. The Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

From an industry leader in the farm-to-centrepiece movement comes this book on how to grow, harvest, and arrange gorgeous blooms year-round. Owner of Floret Flower Farm's in Skagit Valley, Washington, Erin Benzakein combines her passion for farming local with her knack for floral design in this beautiful guide that is equal parts instruction and photographic inspiration. Readers will learn to keep a stunning flower garden so they can cut and arrange seasonal blooms for their home without ever going to the florist or supermarket. Organised by season and featuring common easy-to-grow varietals, the book also includes 12 stunning DIY arrangement projects.


If you're new to the world of cut-flower growing but would love to know how to get started on your own small cut-flower patch, then this handsome volume covers it all, from site selection, weed management and propagation to selecting the best, most floriferous cultivars. Plus, it's not just about the growing. Benzakein also includes a host of useful tips on getting the longest vase life out of your homegrown cut-flowers, as well as illustrated guides to creating hand-tied bouquets, flower crowns, garlands and wreaths.

The Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

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