Reference: Wildlife Gardening Books
Books specifically aimed at the wildlife gardener.
Chris PackhamChris Packham's Back Garden Nature Reserve
Written in Chris Packham's own inimitable style, this is a hugely entertaining and thought provoking look at wildlife in the garden. Much more wildlife than gardening, it nevertheless contains many practical ideas and useful information.
Anon.How to Propagate and Maintain Wildflowers for your Garden
A budget production, but a real little gem none-the-less. This booklet gives you the horticultural low-down on over 200 native species. It gives tips on size, habit, location, propagation and maintenance techniques etc. Just the essential details for each species, but I've not come across this information for so many species anywhere else.
Noel KingsburyNatural Gardening in Small Spaces
This is a book that approaches wildlife gardening very much from the perspective of the horticulturalist and garden designer.
Fran HillWildlife Gardening
The book's subtitle, a practical handbook, describes it very well. Although much smaller than Chris Baine's book, it is very densely packed with information and makes an ideal quick reference when you need to get your hands on all the relevant practical information quickly.
Chris BainesHow To Make a Wildlife Garden
This ground-breaking work by wildlife gardening's own guru, Chris Baines, still earns its reputation as probably the foremost work on the subject.
Chris du FeuThe BTO Nestbox Guide
This book seems set to become a popular new standard for all sorts of people who want to encourage birds to nest around their homes and public buildings.
Marlene A. CondonThe Nature-Friendly Garden
Although aimed more at the American market, garden wildlife is similar the world over. This is an excellent book for the uninitiated on 'wildlife gardening' - and for those of us who think we know it all!
Charlie RyrieWildlife Gardening
A general, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to wildlife gardening.
Rosemary CreeserWildlife Friendly Plants
This is a wildlife gardening book that concentrates, to a greater extent than most other books in the genre, on the actual plants which can be used in the wildlife garden.
Michael ChineryAttracting Wildlife to Your Garden
Part field guide and part manual; for anyone who has become interested in the wildlife in their garden, this book will provide a useful general introduction to the subject.
John Burton and David TiplingAttracting Wildlife to Your Garden
Half of this book is given over to an introduction to, and discussion of, wildlife gardening in general and the other half is a directory of the most common or interesting animal that might be found in the garden.
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