About

Filbert Press is an independent publisher of books about plants, gardening and the natural world that are inspiring, relevant and provide a new perspective. Our authors are innovators and experts who have spent years researching, practising and perfecting what they do. Their books are like a rich distillation of all they have discovered and their enthusiasm is such that even non-gardeners confess to reading them from cover to cover.

In February 2016 we published the English-language edition of a book on plants for dry gardens by Mediterranean plant guru Olivier Filippi. It’s both a wake-up call for what’s possible when planting in areas with low rainfall and important for the way Filippi looks to natural landscapes as an inspiration for planting. It paved the way for further books on naturalistic planting including Nigel Dunnett’s game-changing Naturalistic Planting Design and Rory Dusoir’s book about the plants and techniques used by the legendary naturalistic plantsman Piet Oudolf at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Practical, how-to books are also a Filbert Press passion. Take a look at the hugely detailed and informative book on how to make natural swimming pools by experts at the peak of their game and our books on making meadows, scything and cultivating mushrooms.

Then we have books that are quite simply about…

plantsmedicinal plants that are good for the brain, and Plant Love – the scandalous truth about the sex life of plants.

plants and gardens – have a look at the “Irish alchemist” Jimi Blake’s new book about Hunting Brook Gardens.

and plants, people and places – we are proud to publish Roy Lancaster’s  memoir, described by one reader as “a joy to read again and again”.

From our planting design books to our popular science references and practical how-to books we hope you will find something here to inspire new garden projects and stoke your passion for plants. There’s lots more in the pipeline, so keep watching.

“Filbert Press is a new publisher and this is a great start. If they maintain the standards demonstrated with this book then they should have a great future.”

Extract from Malcolm McGregor’s review of Planting Design for Dry Gardens by Olivier Filippi in Rock Garden Quarterly.