Ursula Buchan is a popular public speaker and writer, who has won awards for both books and journalism. She is known for her wit, elegant style, and meticulous research. In the past, she has been concerned with gardens and garden history, but now concentrates mainly on social and cultural history.

Books in order of publication:

An Anthology Of Garden Writing: The Lives And Works Of Five Great Gardeners – 1986

A Bouquet Of Garden Writing: Selected From Five Grand Masters – 1987

The Classic Horticulturist – 1987

The Pleasures of Gardening – 1987

Foliage Plants – 1988

Wall Plants and Climbers – 1992

The Garden Book: Planning, Planting and Design (Rhs) – 1994

The Ultimate Garden Book for North America – 1996

Gardening for Pleasure: A Practical Guide to the Essential Skills – 1997

The Conran Octopus Garden Book – 1997

Plants for All Seasons: Beautiful and Versatile Plants That Change Through the Year – 1999

The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Book – 2001

Good in a Bed: Garden Writings from the Spectator – 2001

Better Against A Wall – 2003

The English Garden – 2006

Garden People: Valerie Finnis & The Golden Age of Gardening – 2007

Back to the Garden – 2009

A Green and Pleasant Land: How England’s Gardeners Fought the Second World War – 2013

RHS The Garden Anthology: Celebrating the best garden writing from the Royal Horticultural Society – 2014

Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan – 2019