New Zealand's bestselling and most trusted gardening guide revised and updated. This new edition of the ever-popular Yates Garden Guide has been fully revised and updated to help today's gardeners tame big backyards, create stylish retreats, tend productive and decorative plantings, and get the most out of smaller spaces. Chapters cover advice across all areas of the gardening including details on more than 1000 exotic plants as well as comprehensive problem-solving charts to help you identify and deal with all kinds of pests and diseases. Full of comprehensive, reliable and practical gardening advice for experienced green thumbs and keen beginners alike, Yates Garden Guide is the essential companion for every gardener. 

The Yates business was founded by Arthur Yates in 1883. In 1895, Arthur saw the need for a publication that answered gardeners' questions so he wrote the first Yates Garden Guide, a comprehensive gardening book that is still published more than 125 years later.


  • Yates Garden Guide is New Zealand's bestselling gardening bible
  • The new edition is a must-have for keen beginners or old hands alike, covering everything today’s gardener wants to know, from creating stylish outdoor spaces to growing your own produce and so much more
  • There are useful problem-solving charts to help you identify and deal with pests and diseases, and chapters on planning and preparing a range of styles, from enticing entertainment spaces to organic, low-allergen and water-saving gardens
  • Angie Thomas is a horticultural consultant to Yates, and is passionate about the health and benefits of gardening, and about teaching and inspiring people how to garden. She is also mad about growing food and filling her house with indoor plants and the scents from her garden.

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