Dr Toby Musgrave has a passion for garden design and garden history which began at a very early age and shows no signs of abating. An independent scholar since 1994 Toby is an international authority on garden history and design.

He shares his passion and knowledge as an author – 10 books and counting, a lecturer – in the classroom at DIS, online with Learning with Experts, aboard Expedition cruise ships and with Botanica, on television and radio, and on his blog – Garden History Matters.

As a garden designer Toby has created gardens in the UK, the USA, India and in Denmark. Here he lives and gardens, finding the gardening climate ‘challenging’.     

The Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery Around the World1998
Courtyard Gardens: Romantic Gardens in Town and Country: Imaginative Ideas for Outdoor Living2000
Courtyard Gardens2001
An Empire of Plants: People and Plants That Changed the World2003
Cottage Gardens2004
Seven Deadly Sins of Gardening: And the Vices and Virtues of Gardeners2007
The Head Gardeners2010
Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables2012
Paradise Gardens: Spiritual Inspiration and Earthly Expression2015
The Gardener’s Garden: Midi Format2017
Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens2018
The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World2020
The Garden: Elements and Styles2020