Top 50 most popular UK garden authors

Leading gardening authors are named in Horticulture Week's exclusive list.

Following Horticulture Week's list of gardening TV's top 50, we feature Britain's most popular gardening authors today, complied from a range of publishing and bookselling sources.

Grow your own veg and houseplant books dominate the list, with allotment/crops guides around a quarter of the list, and indoor plants another sixth, showing the influence of the coronavirus crisis on Britain's gardening habits.

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Author: book/recent bestseller

Monty Don: My Garden World

Ian Spence: RHS Garden Through the Year

Huw Richards: Veg in One Bed

Christopher Brickell: RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Anne Wareham: Outwitting Squirrels

Sue Stuart-Smith: The Well Gardened Mind

Kay Maguire: RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Plots

Martyn Cox: Gardeners' World Veg Growers Almanac

Charles Dowding: No Dig Organic Home and Garden

Laetitia Maklouf: The Five Minute Garden

Veronica Peerless: How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

Alan Titchmarsh: How to Garden

Dr Hessayon: New Vegetable and Herb Expert

Adam Frost: How to Create Your Garden

Dave Goulson: The Garden Jungle

Alys Fowler: Modern Herbal

Alex Mitchell: Crops in Tight Spots

Lia Leendertz: The Almanac

Andi Clevely: The Allotment Book

Alan Buckingham: Allotment Month by Month

Emma Sibley: Little Book of Houseplants

Zia Allaway: RHS Practical Houseplant Book

Roni Jay: The Gardener's Pocket Bible

Colin Lewis: Bonsai Basics

Rosemary Alexander: Essential Garden Design Workbook

Malcolm Hughes: RHS Little Book of Bonsai

Sarah Ford: 50 Ways to Kill a Slug

Alan Toogood: RHS Propagating Plants

Frances Tophill: Rewild Your Garden

Carol Klein: RHS Veg & Fruit Bible

Alice Vincent: Rootbound

Simon Maughan: Plant Families

Ambra Edwards: The Story of the English Garden

Sara Rittenshausen: Happy Orchid

Tim Richardson: Sissinghurst

Abigail Willis: Secret Gardens of Somerset

John Harrison: Vegetable Growing Month by Month

Amy Stewart: Wicked Plants

Chris Young: RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Joyce Russell: The Polytunnel Book

Jason Johns: Vertical Gardening

Lucy Chamberlain: RHS Step by Step Veg Patch

Leslie Martin: Beginner's Vegetable Garden

John Harris: Vegetable Growing

Victoria Summerley: Great Gardens of London

Harry/David Rich: Love Your Plot

Peter Shepperd: Houseplants 101

Piet Oudolf: Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

Daniel Chamovitz: What a Plant Knows

Tim Newbury: Ultimate Garden Designer

Cleve West: Garden of Vegan


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