Best Gardening Books, Part Two
The best gardening books is a bit of a misnomer here, as this list is about fiction, and you all curated it! I queried my Instagram following for their favorite fiction books that feature gardening, and this is what we got! I actually have read three of these, and I’ll give a review of those.
As we move in and out of the holiday season quickly, now is such a great time to fill up with fun stories that intrigue us, and excite us! A little mindless fiction never hurt anyone!
20 Great Gardening Books That Are Fictional:
1. Mandy2. Farm City3. Enchanted April 4. The Girl of Limberlost5. The Four Winds6. Practical Magic7. The Snow Child8. Garden Spells9. Inch by Inch: The Garden Song10. Morning Glory11. The Vineyard at Painted Moon12. Midnight at Blackbird Cafe13. The Lost Apothecary14. South of the Buttonwood Tree15. The Birth House16. Alice in Wonderland17. The Bean Trees18. The Seed Keeper19. The Forgotten Garden20. Where the Red Fern Grows
Of this list, I have read three books:
12. Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe I LOVED. My mom recommended it and it’s a gentle read with some very low-key witchy undertones and herbalism in modern times.
16. Alice in Wonderland I read years ago but loved it. Though meant for youth, it was a great fantasy and a classic.
20. Where the Red Fern Grows is another classic that I read in high school and enjoyed a lot – spoiler alert: you’ll cry.
Now, three bonus books that I have personally and recently read:
The Last Garden In England took me a minute to iron out the characters and then I fell in love with them. Particularly loved how this spanned the centuries and focused on female garden designers. I cried at the end BIG TIME, so trigger warning on some loss/grief. with children. I recommend this book for sure.
Signature of All Things I am currently reading and is by Elizabeth Gilbert. This book is deep into botany and set at the turn of the century. It gets into some x-rated subjects but is a very good mix of fun and fauna.
Circe is mythical – all about Greek Gods, but also about super witchy plants and spells, botany, and herbalism. That undertone theme hooked me and I enjoyed the book given it’s a little outside my normal genre.
I hope you find some treasures in here, and if you have a fictional recommendation with a gardening theme, leave a note in the comments – I’ll probably order the book immediately!
For Best Gardening Books Part One, go HERE. I cover the top 10 books overall in the gardening category.