5 Audiobooks to Listen to While You Garden

Springtime is almost upon us, which means it’s almost time to get outside and dig in the dirt again. Listen to one of these fascinating garden-centric audiobooks while you weed and plant.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present in a vivid portrait of Victoria Jones, whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.
Listen to an excerpt THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS

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The Lemon Orchard
Author: Luanne Rice
Read By: Blair Brown

In the five years since Julia last visited her aunt and uncle’s home in Malibu, her life has been turned upside down by her daughter’s death. Expecting solitude while she house-sits, she finds herself drawn to Roberto, the overseer of the lemon orchard, who has a heartbreaking story of his own.
Listen to an excerpt THE LEMON ORCHARD

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Founding Gardeners
Author: Andrea Wulf
Read By: Antonia Bath

Gardening, agriculture, and botany were as deeply ingrained in the character of the founding fathers as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating.
Listen to an excerpt FOUNDING GARDENERS

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The Signature of All Things

Born in 1800, Henry Whittaker’s sole heir, Alma, becomes a brilliant botanist. As her research takes her deep into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with Ambrose Pike, a painter of orchids and a man of spirituality and the divine.
Listen to an excerpt THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS

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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening
Author: Carol Wall
Read By: Cynthia Darlow

Carol Wall shares the story of her friendship with a Kenyan man, Giles Owita, who tends her neighbor’s yard and bags groceries in town. Seemingly quite different, they both hold long-buried secrets that will, when revealed, cement their friendship forever.
Listen to an excerpt MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING

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For more recommendations, take a look at our Garden and Cooking collection.