Our mission is to share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Grow with us.

Timber Press

Debunking the most common myths about dry gardening

June 7, 2018

Drought, drought, and more drought—dry weather, of course, is to be expected in many regions, but it is only getting worse. Luckily, botanist, biologist, and educator, Nan Sterman is here to debunk the most common myths about gardening in low-water conditions.

Read the full article →

Planting a dry bungalow garden

June 7, 2018

This pink storybook bungalow is a study in designing with a careful eye and restrained hand. Nan Sterman walks us through the colorful renovation and garden design of this 1930s-era bungalow in the college area of downtown Santa Rosa, California.

Read the full article →

Everything you need to know to enjoy the wildflowers of Texas

June 7, 2018

No matter where you are in Texas, it is always a short trip to find wildflowers blanketing in numerous national, state, and local lands.

Read the full article →

Hop through the Hole-in-the-Wall at Olympic National Park

May 8, 2018
Read the full article →

Small garden, big impact

May 8, 2018

The intimate scale of a small backyard can become a real asset. By incorporating details that add layers of visual intrigue, you can create a uniquely intense, interactive garden experience that isn’t easily replicated in large backyards or broader landscapes.

Read the full article →

The biogeography of Pacific Northwest butterflies

May 8, 2018

Animals and plants occur where they do, and don’t where they don’t, because of particular characteristics of the landscape in concert with their own adaptations and ecological amplitude. Learn more about the butterflies unique to the biogeographic regions of the beautiful Pacific Northwest with help from Robert Michael Pyle and Caitlin C. LaBar, authors of Butterflies of […]

Read the full article →

Find Toads at Todd Lake

April 27, 2018
Read the full article →

Kindred spirits: The lives of Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne Shirley

April 25, 2018

a Rafflecopter giveaway After you enter to win, enjoy this excerpt from The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables celebrating the unique bond between Lucy Maud Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. One lucky lit nerd will take home: The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables The Anne of Green Gables Complete 8-Book Set Two boxes […]

Read the full article →

Trek behind Upper Trestle Creek Falls

April 24, 2018

Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. Enjoy this trek at Upper Trestle Creek Falls.

Read the full article →

Family adventure tips: Preparing, packing, and safety

April 24, 2018

Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. Here, author Wendy Gorton offers the best tips and tricks to prepare for a safe and fun hike.

Read the full article →