About Timber Press

Timber Press is devoted to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. 

Founded in 1978, Timber Press is internationally recognized as the leading gardening publisher. Its books and authors have received awards from the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Writers of America, the Garden Media Guild, and the National Garden Club of America. Some of Timber’s bestselling classics include Michael Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy, Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, and Marta McDowell’s Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

Timber Press joined the Workman family in 2006. The Timber office is located in Portland, Oregon, a city filled with natural wonders.

The Bold Dry Garden

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016!

Ruth Bancroft first planted her iconic garden in the early 1970s, but its lessons have never been more timely. In this lush guide, Johanna Silver shares many of Ruth’s techniques, tips, and plant favorites. Evocative photographs include images of the garden’s evolution, glimpses of Bancroft throughout her life, and stunning plant profiles. Let the wisdom of The Bold Dry Garden empower your own daring adventures in beautiful, low-water planting!

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