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Best Horticulture Books You Should Read

There are countless Horticulture courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Fundamentals of Horticulture: Theory and Practice (2014)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadEssential reading for all studying horticulture and keen gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing plants and garden development without readers wading through complex information. Written by a team of highly motivated and experienced horticultural tutors, the text supports the newly restructured RHS Level 2 qualifications with related Level 3 topics in boxes and signposting to Level 4 topics, together with other horticultural qualifications at these levels….
Author(s): Chris Bird

2. Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible (2006)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadWith 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller. More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all…
Author(s): Jorge Cervantes

3. Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition (2010)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadWhat happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the bestselling Botany for Gardeners. Written in accessible language, this must-have guide allows gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants from the plant's point of view. Now in its third edition, Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy, a comprehensive index, and dozens of new photos and illustrations.  …
Author(s): Brian Capon

4. Practical Horticulture (7th Edition) (Pearson AG) (2010)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadPractical Horticulture, Seventh Edition, is a classic, scientifically oriented book for basic horticulture. It presents readers with the fundamentals of horticultural science and its applications in both the commercial and home sectors. Easy-to-read, the books’s ample illustrations, chapter objectives, and chapter-ending review questions, help readers learn the concepts. Some exciting new features to this edition include: This is a great resource for anyone interested in horticulture!…
Author(s): Laura Williams Rice, Rice Jr., Robert P.

5. Marijuana Horticulture Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide to Cannabis Cultivation and Hashish Production (2016)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadThe first and only grow book from Trichome Technologies’ legendary breeder, K, this is a must-have for every grower on the planet, from rookie cupboard growers to commercial cultivators. Walking you through every single stage of growing, from learning about the plant itself to extracting your expertly grown trichomes into stellar-quality hash, K shares unknown tricks and tips from his 20-year career. Whether you’re just starting out and want to know the best medium to use, or you’ve been growing all your life and want to optimize your set-up, this book tells you everything you…
Author(s): of Trichome Technologies, K

6. Horticulture: Principles and Practices (1900)

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Author(s): George Acquaah

7. Exotic Gardening (2011)

Best Horticulture Books You Should Read With fabulous palms, big bold banana leaves, color flowers, and flamboyant foliage, exotic gardens never fail to fascinate and excite a gardener. This inspirational book introduces the dazzling array of hardy and tender plants that can be used to create jungle-style landscapes in every garden. It explains their characteristics, and advises on how they can be planted and grown to produce a stunning display to be enjoyed even in temperate climates. With A to Z reference of exotic plants and plenty of ideas for design, finishing…
Author(s): Ian Cooke

8. POINCELOT: SUSTAINABLE HORTICULT _c (2004)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadThis comprehensive introduction to the emerging discipline of sustainable horticulture provides readers with the foundations of horticultural science that underlie all forms of horticulture from conventional through sustainable to organic. The book leads readers through practices and production, and provides the necessary information to support a more sustainable and environmentally friendly horticulture. The volume explains moving to sustainability, provides an introduction to horticultural science and horticultural practices including plant propagation, crop breeding, biotechnology, energy sustainability and…
Author(s): Raymond P. Poincelot

9. New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family (2019)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadFor indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant’s needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive follower of rules for the care of each species and much more the confident, active grower, relying on observation and insight. And in the process, the plant owner becomes a plant lover, bonded to these beautiful living things by a simple love and appreciation of nature. The New…
Author(s): Darryl Cheng

10. Horticulture as Therapy (2003)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadDid you know that plants and plant products can be used to improve people’s cognitive, physical, psychological, and social functioning? Well, they can, and Horticulture as Therapy is the book to show you how! If you are already familiar with the healing potential of horticultural therapy, or even practice horticultural therapy, this book will help you enrich your knowledge and skills and revitalize your practice. You will learn how horticultural therapy can be used with different populations in a variety of settings, what resources are available, effective treatment strategies, and the concepts behind horticultural treatment.The…
Author(s): Sharon Simson

11. The Floral Artist’s Guide: A Reference to Cut Flowers and Foliages (2001)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadThis comprehensive resource serves as a pictorial guide to over 500 different types of cut flowers, foliage, and dried materials for both the novice and expert designer. The template includes botanical and common names, pronunciation, family name and related flowers, colors and availability, and the unique properties of each flower. This valuable guide includes information from such sources as the Holland Flower Council, California Cut Flower Commission, and the Society of American Florists. This complete guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who uses flowers as a medium for design….
Author(s): Pat Diehl Scace

12. The Vineyard: A Memoir (2004)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadIn 1973, against the advice of experts and the experience of history, Louisa Hargrave and her husband, Alex, bought a run-down 1680-vintage potato farm on Long IslandÂ’s North Fork and planted ten thousand European wine grapes. Having begun her grape- growing adventure with the arrogance of youth and the assumption that she and her husband could figure it all out themselves, she was both humbled and transformed by the land, by her children, and by the generosity of those who helped along the way. At once wry and heartwarming, this is an odyssey as much about spirit and the connection to place as it is about the simple…
Author(s): Louisa Hargrave

13. Territories: Contemporary European Landscape Design (Landmarks) (2007)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadContemporary European Landscape Design is based on an exhibition and conference of the same name held at the Harvard Universtiy Graduate School of Design. The book is based on the landscape design projects of more than 50 European designers from nine countries….
Author(s): Joseph Disponzio

14. How to Prune Fruit Trees (1990)

Best Horticulture Books You Should ReadWhile the act of pruning is simple enough, knowing where and when to prune can confound even experienced gardeners. For more than half a century, Robert Sanford Martin’s How to Prune Fruit Trees has been the go-to guide for pruners of all levels of expertise. As one reviewer noted, “This book simplifies what other books complicate. It has a small amount of text paired with line drawings that help break pruning tasks down into something you can easily understand.” Martin has judiciously pruned his words to make his advice as clear and simple as…
Author(s): R. Sanford Martin

Best Horticulture Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some horticulture books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Sustainable horticulture, Volume 1

Author(s): Mandal, Debashis; Shukla, Amritesh C.; Siddiqui, Mohammed Wasim
Publisher: Apple Academic Press, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2342314

Temperate horticulture for sustainable development and environment: ecological aspects

Author(s): Bekuzarova, Sarra A.; Opalko, Anatoly I.; Weisfeld, Larissa I
Publisher: Apple Academic Press, Year: 2019, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2351549

Urban Horticulture

Author(s): Dilip Nandwani
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2249845

Blueberries

Author(s): Hancock, James F.; Retamales, Jorge B
Publisher: CABI, Year: 2018, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350334

Grapes

Author(s): Creasy, Glen L.; Creasy, Leroy L
Publisher: CABI, Year: 2018, Size: 46 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350754

Tomatoes

Author(s): Heuvelink, Ep
Publisher: CABI, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2351677

Peas and Beans

Author(s): Anthony J Biddle
Publisher: CABI, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2133548

Blackberries and their hybrids

Author(s): Funt, Richard C.; Hall, Harvey K
Publisher: CABI, Year: 2017, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2205757

Urban horticulture

Author(s): Waliczek, Tina Marie; Zajicek, Jayne M
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2016, Size: 35 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1444721

Agricultural Proteomics Volume 1: Crops, Horticulture, Farm Animals, Food, Insect and Microorganisms

Author(s): Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1581096

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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