The Garden Jungle : or Gardening to Save the Planet

Dave Goulson

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For anyone who has a garden, and cares about our planet, this book is essential reading πŸ™‚

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‘Exquisite…should be read by every gardener in the country’ Observer
The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet.
Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.

The Garden Jungle is at times an immensely serious book, exploring the environmental harm inadvertently done by gardeners who buy intensively reared plants in disposable plastic pots, sprayed with pesticides and grown in peat cut from the ground. Goulson argues that gardens could become places where we can reconnect with nature and rediscover where food comes from. With just a few small changes, our gardens could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves, where humans and wildlife can thrive together in harmony rather than conflict.

Goulson’s thoughtful and illuminating book is both an intriguing glimpse into a world of mini-beasts and creepy crawlies, and a broadside against gardeners who casually use chemicals which destroy their habitats. A hymn to the unlimited possibilities of mankind’s communion with nature, The Garden Jungle will make you think twice about the creatures living within your lawn.

For anyone who has a garden, and cares about our planet, this book is essential reading.

This book is very popular at Woodbridge Emporium, Suffolk’s leading Independent Bookshop

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Weight 204 g
Dimensions 197 × 19 mm



Vintage Publishing



Date of Publication

2 Apr 2020

By (author)

Dave Goulson




Paperback / softback