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Books are a great way to learn the vast amounts of knowledge that relates to Gardening. Over the years we have selected the books that we find most suitable to growing plants in Western Australia and gardening with Australian plants.

For current availability and ordering please give us a call on 08 9454 6260.

Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings – A Glossary

Written by F.A Sharr, this book was first published in 1978. This 3rd edition has been updated by WA Herbarium Botanist Alex George to include the names of some 2000 plants that have been added to the State's flora since the 1996 edition. An interesting reference for the inquisitive plant-minded person.

Banksias – 2nd Edition
By Kevin Collins, Kathy Collins and Alex George.

Kevin and Kathy Collins developed Banksia Farm in Mount Barker, where they have propagated all known species of Banksia.
Together with Alex George, a West Australian Botanist with a special interest in Banksias, they have written "Banksias", a handy book with species guide to the 79 know Banksias as well as information on propagation, the history and biology of Banksias. The 2nd edition includes the most recently discovered Banksia vincentia, and updated descriptions and photographs.

Eucalypts of Western Australia: The South West Coast and Ranges
By Malcolm French and Dean Nicolle.

How well do you know your local trees? We should all get to know them better considering the vital role they play in our local ecosystem, and for the beauty they add to our environment.
Malcolm French has been studying WA Eucalypts since 1980's and this his latest book will be launched at this year's Ravensthorpe Wildflower Festival. He has teamed up with long-time friend and Eucalypt enthusiast Dean Nicolle to produce this book which features detailed photography and plant information features for identification and interest.


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