Welcome to Filbert Press

We publish books about plants, gardening, sustainability and the natural world. Here you’ll find planting design ideas, horticultural techniques, and gardening in tune with nature. Feast your eyes on the best private and public gardens and find out how to grow mushrooms or make a wildflower meadow. Plants are the source of all life and by growing more of them we can make the world a healthier place.

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Elaine and Nicolette Perry, experts in plant medicine and neuroscience, recommend fifty-six plants for a range of conditions from memory loss to anxiety and mood swings. Botanical Brain Balms is a truly unique overview of the best evidence for the efficacy of plants for the brain.

It’s available now. Here’s what reviewers have to say about it:

This up-to-date, beautifully illustrated book furthers our understanding of how plants could be contributing more to our health.” Professor Monique S.J. Simmonds OBE, Deputy Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The authors have between them a wealth of experience in experimental science, which you would expect, but also bring a wonderful practical knowledge about the plants themselves through running the physic garden. I recommend this book to both specialist and non-specialist readers but beware, it may change your preconceptions. “ Professor Paul Francis, King’s College London