The 12 most beautiful plant books

Take a nature moment for yourself

Do you know where the word 'paper' comes from? From the Papyrus plant, which has been used as paper by the Greeks and the Romans since 3000 BC. It was mainly used to record contractual agreements. Some 5000 years later, beautiful ‘papyrus’ collections have appeared about plants. So plant yourself on the sofa and enjoy!

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

You will want to own this book for the cover alone. Instant happiness. A wonderful celebration of the beauty and diversity of flowers and plants. Or as they say themselves "The ultimate gift for gardeners and art lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever".


House of Plants 

Especially for "succulents, cacti and air plants", in other words: succulents, cacti and ... urm, air plants. Two designers and stylists from Hampstead created this book, "with a genuine warmth in the writing and a sense of true creativity and love for what they do," according to 91 Magazine. Plus, some nice DIY's!


Living with Plants

Before you run off to the plant shop, make sure you stop at the bookshop first for this book. Learn which plant to choose for your home and even more specifically for which room. From those first steps to how to make your own terrarium, Kokedama moss ball or a trendy macramé plant hanger.

Groen Geluk

Two talents with one passion for plants. Maaike Koster has made a unique painted artwork of each plant in this book and Emma Sibley provides plant descriptions and care tips. The only thing that could have made us happier was even more detailing.


Het Plantenboek/Botanicum

Illustrator Katie Scott X writer Kathy Willis from Kew, the world-famous centre for botanical and mycological (the science engaged in studying fungi) knowledge. Katie talks about this collaboration: "There are just over seven million dried plants in herbariums that I was able to look at. I was given access to the archives, even those where Darwin's work can be seen. I was able to admire the plants in their mineral surroundings in the greenhouses and spent hours walking around the impressive gardens where you could spend days. This vast preliminary research led to this botanical feast.

At Home with Plants 

"Indoor gardening is not only about growing plants, but also about using them as an accessory to improve the style and mood of your home. Great insight! Thanks to interior designer Kara O'Reilly and – it would have to be on your business card - "interior landscape designer and Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner" Ian Drummond. Read everything about it in their book At Home with Plants.


Green in glass

Have you ever wondered how they get the plants into bottles in those trendy concept stores? Judith Baener answers this question in her book Green in Glass. Everything about on-trend terrariums and fantastic bottle gardens, with lots of step-by-step photos, so you can get started with plants and glass bottles and pots.


The Plant Lab

Are houseplants difficult or boring? Not at all! You can never do anything 'wrong' with living things. In the 1970s, Judith Baehner grew up in a jungle of houseplants and since then she has always had the need for greenery around her. She wrote the book 'the Plant Lab' to inspire others and to spread joy about plants and greenery.  Care, collect, style, cut and sow all you want. Or, read more about it first.


Wonderplants

Twenty interiors from all over the world, where plants play a key role, were captured for the book Wonderplants. Only read this book if you can control your jealousy.


Urban Jungle

Do you want more plants in your home and are you looking for inspiration and useful tips? The Urban Jungle book will give you a helping hand. With examples from all over the world you can create an urban jungle in no time at all.


Evergreen

From roof gardens to balconies, greenhouses and hidden courtyards. The book Evergreen introduces you to the most wonderful green places right under your nose. Breathe in the scent and inspiration!


Botanical style

How do you add botanical elements to your interior? Selina Lake answers this question in her book Botanical Style. Expect a lot of romantic influences, free-spirit 70's vibes and surprising twists.