Does anyone know any good books or inspo for creating a beautiful garden? I am a complete beginner, so much information out there and not sure where to begin!
Alice Vincent – who is @noughticulture on Insta and Twitter – has lots of gardening tips online, plus a book (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rootbound-Rewilding-Life-Alice-Vincent/dp/1786897709) and I really enjoy her Gardens Illustrated columns.
I also follow The Land Gardeners – they’re really good at approaching gardening from a sustainable, climate-friendly way: https://www.instagram.com/thelandgardeners/
I’d recommend these two books for beginners!
We were just given this for our new home: https://www.amazon.co.uk/RHS-Garden-When-Youre-Gardening/dp/0241336651
So far has been so useful! Especially if you’re a beginner like us x
Highly recommend going to the Kew Gardens gift shop for this, there’s lots of inspiring gardening books and a very cute vibe! x
Author and inspirer for beginners is Lucy Bellamy - she did a great book on garden in a year - very practical and contemporary in design - she has written several books - containers are also good to start off with.
So much love for this post! Listen to Sarah Raven’s podcast, there is a mini series in there that’s focused on gardening for beginners. Get inspired on the Farmer Gracy website and IG - they are very good at replying to DMs as well if you have questions. Also beyond basic but head to your local gardening centre and ask Qs there - the staff are always so knowledgeable and will help you, especially if you know what soil type you have and which way your garden faces.
IG accounts: @WolvesLaneFlowerCompany (they have a great book, too)
@MilliProust (also has a book)
@McCormickCharlie (unreal dahlia Inspo)
Have fun! x
Love Monty Don!