100 free ebooks about plants and gardening from Project Gutenberg

Free E-Books about plants and gardening

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Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. It was founded in 1971 by American writer Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books.Wikipedia.Here are the list of “Top E-Books” This 100 free ebooks is based on Best E-Books List of E-books about plants and gardening. At the end of this post you can find all previous themed lists. These “Best Books” collection is totally free you can read in various format like e.g Read this book online: HTML, EPUB, Kindle.


100 free ebooks about plants and gardening from Project Gutenberg, most of these are older texts originally published in the 1800s or early 1900s. Lots of them are about vegetable gardening

1 – Garden Design and Architects’ Gardens by W. Robinson – 1892

2 – The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 01 by William Curtis – 1790

3 – Mazes and Labyrinths: A General Account of Their History and Development – 1922

4 – Pleasant Talk About Fruits, Flowers and Farming by Henry Ward Beecher – 1874

5 – The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe – 1884

6 – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan – 1917

7 – The Charm of Gardens by Dion Clayton Calthrop – 1911

8 – Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 by A. W. Latham

9 – Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) by L. H. Bailey – 1910

10 – Old-Time Gardens, Newly Set Forth by Alice Morse Earle – 1902

11 – The Garden, You, and I by Mabel Osgood Wright – 1906

12 – The Wild Garden by W. Robinson – 1883

13 – Gardening for the Million by Alfred Pink

14 – Wood and Garden: Notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working – 1899

15 – The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots by Sutton & Sons Ltd. – 1921

16 – Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway by Steve Solomon

17 – Organic Gardener’s Composting by Steve Solomon

18 – Colour in the flower garden by Gertrude Jekyll – 1908

19 – Flowers and Flower-Gardens by David Lester Richardson – 1855

20 – How We Are Fed: A Geographical Reader by James Franklin Chamberlain – 1903

21 – The Mary Frances Garden Book; or, Adventures Among the Garden People by Fryer

22 – Talks About Flowers. by Mrs. M. D. Wellcome – 1881

23 – Making a Rock Garden by H. S. Adams – 1912

24 – Gardening Indoors and Under Glass by F. F. Rockwell – 1912


25 – A-B-C of Vegetable Gardening by Eben E. Rexford – 1916

26 – The Canadian Horticulturist, Volume I by Various – 1878

27 – The Vegetable Garden: What, When, and How to Plant by Anonymous – 1917

28 – The Field and Garden Vegetables of America by Fearing Burr – 1863

29 – Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens by E. T. Cook – 1908

30 – The flowers and gardens of Japan by Florence Du Cane – 1908

31 – In-Door Gardening for Every Week in the Year by gardener William Keane – 1865

32 – Small Gardens, and How to Make the Most of Them by Violet Purton Biddle

33 – A-B-C of Gardening by Eben E. Rexford – 1915

34 – The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. by Ellen Eddy Shaw – 1911

35 – The Amateur Garden by George Washington Cable – 1914

36 – The Book of Old-Fashioned Flowers by Harry Roberts – 1901

37 – Making a Garden of Perennials by W. C. Egan – 1912

38 – The Practical Garden-Book by L. H. Bailey and Charles Elias Hunn – 1903

39 – The Children’s Book of Gardening by Mrs. Paynter and Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick – 1909

40 – The Busy Woman’s Garden Book by Ida D. Bennett – 1920

41 – The American Flower Garden Directory by Robert Buist – 1834

42 – Amateur Gardencraft: A Book for the Home-Maker and Garden Lover by Eben E. Rexford – 1912

43 – A Little Garden Calendar for Boys and Girls by Albert Bigelow Paine – 1905

44 – A Garden with House Attached by Sarah Warner Brooks – 1904

45 – Dutch Bulbs and Gardens by Sophie Lyall and Una L. Silberrad – 1909

46 – Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring by Anonymous – 1898

47 – Beautiful Gardens in America by Louise Shelton – 1916

48 – The Book of Pears and Plums; With Chapters on Cherries and Mulberries by Bartrum – 1903

49 – Making a Rose Garden by Henry H. Saylor – 1912

50 – The Subtropical Garden; or, beauty of form in the flower garden. by W. Robinson – 1871


51 – The Book of Town & Window Gardening by Frances A. Bardswell – 1903

52 – The English Flower Garden by Henry Arthur Bright – 1881

53 – A Garden Diary, September 1899—September 1900 by Emily Lawless

54 – Gardening for Little Girls by Olive Hyde Foster – 1917

55 – The Book of Bulbs by Samuel Arnott – 1901

56 – Garden Pests in New Zealand by David Miller

57 – Making a Lawn by Luke Joseph Doogue – 1912

58 – The Complete Herbal by Nicholas Culpeper – 1850

59 – Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics by Richard Folkard – 1884

60 – The Art of Perfumery, and Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants by Piesse – 1857

61 – Botany: The Science of Plant Life by Norman Taylor – 1922

62 – The Study of Plant Life by M. C. Stopes – 1910

63 – 100 Desert Wildflowers in Natural Color by Natt N. Dodge

64 – The Orchid Album, Volume 1 by Thomas Moore – 1882

65 The Orchid Album, Volume 2 by Moore, Warner, and Williams – 1883

66 – Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888 by Various

67 – The Elements of Botany, For Beginners and For Schools by Asa Gray – 1887

68 – Botany for Ladies by Mrs. Loudon – 1842

69 – The Folk-lore of Plants by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer – 1889

70 – Flowers of the Southwest Deserts by Natt N. Dodge

71 – The Geological History of Plants by Sir John William Dawson – 1888

72 – Tobacco: Growing, Curing, & Manufacturing by Charles G. Warnford Lock – 1886

73 – The Tomato by Paul Work – 1945

74 – The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato. by D. A. Compton – 1870


75 – Ancient Plants by Marie Carmichael Stopes – 1910

76 – Field and Woodland Plants by William S. Furneaux – 1909

77 – The ‘Look About You’ Nature Study Books, Book 2 [of 7] by Thomas W. Hoare

78 – The ‘Look About You’ Nature Study Books, Book 3 [of 7] by Thomas W. Hoare

79 – The ‘Look About You’ Nature Study Books, Book 4 [of 7] by Thomas W. Hoare

80 – Hawaiian Flowers by Loraine E. Kuck and Richard C. Tongg – 1943

81 – Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle – 1908

82 – American Pomology. Apples by J. A. Warder – 1867

83 – Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers by J. G. Wood – 1884

84 – The Nut Culturist by Andrew S. Fuller – 1896

85 – The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom by P. L. Simmonds – 1854

86 – Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market by F. M. Hexamer – 1914

87 – The Botanical Lore of the California Indians by John Bruno Romero

88 – Flowers, Shown to the Children by C. E. Smith

89 – The Nursery Book A Complete Guide to the Multiplication and Pollination of Plants by Liberty Hyde Bailey – 1891

90 – The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray – 1890

91 – Beautiful Bulbous Plants for the Open Air by John Weathers

92 – The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun by Nehemiah Grew

93 – The Plants of Michigan by Henry A. Gleason – 1918

94 – Your Plants Plain and Practical Directions for the Treatment of Tender and Hardy Plants in the House and in the Garden – 1919

95 – Aspects of plant life; with special reference to the British flora by Praeger – 1921

96 – The Peanut Plant: Its Cultivation And Uses by B. W. Jones – 1902

97 – How Does a Tree Grow? Or, Botany for Young Australians by James Bonwick – 1857

98 – The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines by Husmann

99 – Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses by M. G. Kains – 1912

100 – Cactus Culture for Amateurs by William Watson – 1889

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