Home & Garden Books

Welcome to the Home and Garden page on Hive, where you’ll find an amazing array of books covering a huge area of subjects, all to help you with home improvement and garden maintenance. We’ve got books on growing fruit and veg, herbs, house plants, and the histories of gardens, right through to interior design, household maintenance manuals and environmentally-friendly house designs.

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Our top recommended Gardening Book

The Gentlewoman's Book of Gardening - Edith L. Chamberlain

The 'Victoria Library for Gentlewomen', a series of books 'Under the Patronage of HM the Queen and HRH the Princess of Wales', edited by W.

H. Davenport Adams (1828-91), provided information and advice on various topics for those who aspired to gentlewomanly status.

Davenport Adams himself was a journalist and author of popular science and history works, but little is known of the two authors of...