Garden Flora - The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants in Your Garden.
"This must be the most beautiful book of the publishing season, with an oversize format rich in botanical art and historic and contemporary photos. Every page is stunning, a revelation in art and text of flora’s long and curious history. Kingsbury’s writing is lively backstory to what we grow in our gardens...." Seattle Times, 16. October.2016
Timber Press, 2016
New Small Garden
"...this book is grounded in reality. The pictures (with the exception of one or two) are of real gardens, so the designs have been drawn up to please clients rather than impress show judges and the gardens have been paid for by gardeners not corporate sponsors. The result is a series of ideas that are easy to copy." Review from The Chatty Gardener blog, August 10, 2016
Frances Lincoln, 2016
Vista - The Culture and Politics of the Garden
Does what it says on the tin. A series of essays looking at gardens from outside the garden fence. Not academic or overly intellectual, just good intelligent writing by some 25 contributors on many different aspects of garden making.
co-edited with Tim Richardson
Frances Lincoln, 2005
Oudolf Hummelo - A Journey through a Plantsman's Life
"Written to mark Oudolf’s 70th birthday, HUMMELO: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life is a lavishly photographed celebration of all that happened following the family’s move to Hummelo. While showcasing the evolution of Oudolf’s work and design philosophy, it is also the story of a place, the nursery he and his wife founded to grow plants that, at the time, were unavailable for purchase elsewhere. While the nursery flourished, drawing visitors from throughout the world, so too did Oudolf’s practice." Review from Massachusetts Horticultural Society Publication, June, 2015.
Planting, a New Perspective
The picture is the Estonian edition !
"More than any of Oudolf/Kingsbury’s collaborations, Planting establishes the “new style” as a potent artistic and intellectual movement. This book has real meat. The liberal use of Oudolf’s planting plans are reason alone to buy this book. For the designer or gardener, these hand sketches are a Rosetta stone for understanding Oudolf’s process. This book delves deeply into compositional strategy: how are plants grouped, layered, and mixed based upon their unique structures and ecologies? Kingsbury’s recent doctoral work at Sheffield clearly comes through in the brilliantly explicated sections of perennial’s lifespans and competitive strategies... It grounds the "new style" in a broader, more international perspective that ensures its endurance. Planting just might be one of the most valuable books on ecological planting design yet written." Review by Thomas Rainer/Grounded Design, April 4, 2013