Can you recommend books on children and gardening?

I am a teacher working with grade school children.


Here are some recommended books in our library:

Krasny, Marianne E.   Garden mosaics: program manual    [Ithaca, N.Y.] : Cornell University, c2005.
Children's Collection  / SB457 .K90

Pranis, Eve.   GrowLab: a complete guide to gardening in the classroom  Burlington, Vt. : National Gardening Association, c1994.
Children's Collection  / SB457 .P899

Jaffe, Roberta.   The growing classroom : garden-based science  Parsippany, N.J. : Dale Seymour Publications, c1990.
Stacks  / SB457 .J23

PHS members can borrow books and have access to thousands of eBooks on gardening and horticulture.

We have several online subject guides on gardening with children. Each guide contains recommended books and websites on the topic.

Garden Ecology for Children  

A guide for parents and teachers on finding information about introducing children to nature through gardening.

Gardening with Children  

This guide will help locate resources on gardening and children. It will also help in finding grant information for a classroom garden program.

Schoolyard Habitat Gardening  

This guide will be useful in finding information about creating schoolyard habitat gardens and garden learning activities.

Youth and Trees  

A guide for introducing children and youth to growing and caring for trees.

Do you know about our Green City Teachers program? The Green City Teachers training program is designed to provide Philadelphia educators with the skills necessary to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs and service-learning projects, and to help students appreciate the role of nature in their lives.

Learn more about the Green City Teachers program  on our website or by contacting Sally McCabe at 215-988-8846 or by email. (Heads up: the Green City Teachers link leads to a past event, but the information should still be relevant!)


  • Last Updated Oct 13, 2023
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