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 Natural and Cultural History of the Plants in Your Garden
Did you know that waterlilies existed as early as the Jurassic period? Or that entire armies were poisoned by eating rhododendron honey? Every plant has an origin story—where they came from, how they evolved, and how humans have used them over time. In Garden Flora, Noel Kingsbury reveals the astonishing history of the most beloved garden plants. The potent mix of rich storytelling and lavish art—including new and historical photographs, botanical illustrations, and masterful paintings—is a treasure trove of plant lore and a delightful gift for gardeners and nature lovers.