Inspiration and Influences

The following books and their authors continue to inspire and educate me. Some are specifically about garden design and gardening, while others are about broader environmental understanding or design in general. They are all worth reading. A few may be a bit harder to find, being somewhat older now.

The list is by no means exhaustive, but contains my favourites to date.

  • A Gardener's Log by Edna Walling ISBN 0 908476 17 5
  • Holistic Management; A new framework for decision making by Alan Savory & Jody Butterfield – ISBN 1 55963 488 www.savoryinstitute.com www.holisticresults.com.au
  • Space & Illusion in the Japanese Garden by Teiji Itoh – ISBN 0 8348 1522 2
  • Permaculture – especially the writings of David Holmgren www.holmgren.com.au
  • The New Organic Gardener by Eliot Coleman – ISBN 0 930031 75
    www.fourseasonfarm.com
  • Colour in Your Garden by Penelope Hobhouse – ISBN 0 00 217142 2
  • Gardens by Design by Pam Hailstone (my mother) – ISBN 1 86436 808
  • The Natural Way of Farming by Massanobu Fukuoka –ISBN 0 87040 613 2
  • The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery – ISBN 0 7301 0411 7
  • The New Zen Garden by Joseph Cali – ISBN 4-7700-2981-0
  • The Inward Garden by Julie Moir Messervy – ISBN 0 316 56792 2
  • A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander and others Library of Congress - Catalogue Number 74 22874
  • Places of the Soul by Christopher Day – ISBN 1 85538 305 5
  • You Can Farm by Joel Salatin – ISBN 0 9638109 2 8
  • Sustainable House by Michael Mobbs – www.sustainablehouse.com.au
  • Ellis Stones Garden Book by Ellis Stones - ISBN 0 17 00 5113 7
  • The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan - ISBN 0 7475 8675 6
  • Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in Australia by Michael Pollock and others – ISBN 1 74033 387
  • Growing Vegetables South of Australia by Steve Solomon, self-published, mail order to stsolomo@soilandhealth.org
  • Succession Planting for Adventurous Gardeners, by Christopher Lloyd – ISBN 978 0 563 52110 5

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