New book releases from the Royal Horticultural Society

Friday 8 July 2011

New book releases from the Royal Horticultural Society July – December 2011

RHS What Plant When
Publication date: July 2011 (DK)
Featuring more than 1,000 plants, this is a season-by-season guide to the best plants for adding colour to the garden at any time of the year. An “all seasons” chapter suggests plants for shape and structure that look good all year round. Full-colour photography, alongside horticultural information and growing tips for each plant, make this the perfect guide for planning a year in the garden.

RHS Pruning and Training (new edition)
Publication date: August 2011 (DK)
The definitive, practical guide to pruning more than 800 trees, shrubs and climbers. Presented in a clear, step-by-step format with colour illustrations and photographs, this book shows the reader exactly where and how to prune. Also included is information on specialist pruning techniques, including topiary, espalier-growing and pergola-training.

RHS Complete Gardener’s Manual
Publication date: September 2011 (DK)
A definitive, practical guide to gardening for new and experienced gardeners containing all of the techniques, inspirational ideas and problem-solving advice you need to create and maintain any size of garden.

RHS Nature’s Gardener (reissue)
Publication date: September 2011 (Octopus Books)
Written by Matthew Wilson, Channel 4’s Landscape Man, this practical gardening book gives hands-on advice for a new generation of gardeners. The book considers how we should garden today and what the garden means in a changing climate with the most up-to-date information available. Thematic chapters identify the benefits and potential of the site, look at the importance of managing the soil and show why sustainability is important in the garden. Learn why gardening with wildlife in mind is beneficial for both the garden and increased biodiversity. With a useful year-round gardening chart, comprehensive glossary and index.

Conifers: A comprehensive guide to cultivars and species
Publication date: October 2011 (RHS)
This two-volume, lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers conifer cultivars and species, both hardy and tropical. The 1,200-page work features descriptions, names and synonyms, as well as information about the height and spread after 10 years, for 8,000 cultivars and all 615 conifer species, plus their subspecies and varieties. It is illustrated with more than 5,000 photographs.

RHS Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook 2011
Publication date: October 2011 (RHS)
An annual RHS publication for all those growing and showing daffodils, snowdrops and tulips. The book includes a range of articles, contributed by industry experts, covering subjects such as breeding developments, plant exploration, propagation, show reports and trial reports.

RHS Cultivar Register Supplements
The RHS Registers and their Supplements record new cultivar names in the plant groups for which the RHS has responsibility as International Cultivar Registration Authority. Forthcoming publications include:
• Rhododendron Register Supplement 6 (publication July 2011)
• Dianthus Register Supplement 27 (publication September 2011)
• Dahlia Register Supplement 21 (publication October 2011)


Notes to editors

Please note, some of this information is subject to change.

For more information or to request a review copy, please contact Laura Tibbs in the RHS Press Office on or 020 7821 3688

Notes to the Editor:
RHS books are just one of the ways that the RHS shares its knowledge and inspires millions of people to garden.

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About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s foremost gardening charity, helping and inspiring millions of people to garden. We do this at our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.

RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit

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About the RHS

The RHS believes that gardening improves the quality of life and that everyone should have access to great garden experiences. As a charity we help to bring gardening into people's lives and support gardeners of all levels and abilities; whether they are expert horticulturists or children who are planting seeds for the very first time.

RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit

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