CDN$ 29.55
Save an extra CDN$ 11.26 (38%). Buy the Kindle Edition instead.
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Gardening with Perennials... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Gardening with Perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden Paperback – Apr 14 2014

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
CDN$ 29.55
CDN$ 20.87 CDN$ 22.09
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Click here to download the iOS app
  • Click here to download the Android app
  • Click here to download the Windows Phone app
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Product details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (April 14 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226437450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226437453
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.8 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #866,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


"Gardening with Perennials, by the British garden writer Noel Kingsbury, muscles its way in, dispensing 'lessons from Chicago’s Lurie Garden.' It will be indispensable for Midwestern gardeners who deal with searing heat and bone-rattling cold—and not much in between. Yes, an Englishman in Chicago. That’s the twist that makes this book special: It took an out-of-towner to realize that the dazzling, gently rolling five-acre Lurie Garden in Millennium Park merited book-length attention. . . . brimming with ideas for every home garden."
(New York Times)

"Over the years perennial gardening has become a collection of yearly, new-fashioned plants overwhelmed by wood mulch and often replanted every few seasons as the plants decline and die. Plantsman and international garden designer Piet Oudolf created a perennial planting Lurie Garden located in Millennium Park in Chicago that lives engaged in its own well-being and abundant in moment to moment beauty through all four seasons. The planting isn’t theoretical but practice based, creating the possibilities for all future perennial plantings. Noel’s book welcomes you into the health and joy of contemporary perennial gardening."
(Roy Diblik, Northwind Perennial Farm)

“The dynamic duo of two of my favorite plantsmen, Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, strikes again in this exceptional reference book about Lurie Garden! Beginning home gardeners, master gardeners, and professionals alike can gain insight into the design and care of beautiful yet tough perennials wonderfully suited for busy, environmentally conscious gardeners. Rooftop garden designers will also find it particularly helpful in their quest for successful urban greening.”
(Tracy DiSabato-Aust, author of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, The Well-Designed Mixed Garden, and 50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants)

“Kingsbury elegantly explores the concepts informing the Lurie Garden and makes an exceptional case for transforming typical gardens into something far more interesting and sustainable.”
(Chicago Book Review)

About the Author

Noel Kingsbury is a best-selling horticulturalist and writer. He is the author of many books, including Designing with Plants, Natural Gardening in Small Spaces, and Gardening with Perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden, as well as the coeditor of Vista: The Culture and Politics of Gardens. He lives and gardens in western England near the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.

No customer reviews

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on 3.8 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
Eco professor
2.0 out of 5 starsbetter books out there.
November 30, 2014 - Published on
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful.
Leslie Hyman
5.0 out of 5 starsI am an experienced gardener and have read many gardening ...
October 5, 2014 - Published on
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsA must for every urban gardner
August 4, 2014 - Published on
Verified Purchase