A Curated List of Children's Garden-Themed Stories

During our garden and botany homeschool unit, which was held every morning outside at our big table in the middle of our garden, we read the book, How Does My Garden Grow by Gerda Muller. Within a few pages, it had inspired all three of my children to ask for their own garden plots and wanted to sow seeds right then. My mama heart was so full that we threw the day’s lesson plan out the window and got to work. We got straight to work, taking a 6’x12’ garden bed that wasn’t being used and dividing it into three equal sections with some stakes and string. The kids spent the rest of the morning weeding and preparing their plots. Sowing their seeds. Watering and labeling. 

The garden continued to gift us with the excitement of finding their first germinated seedlings, watching their plants grow, and harvesting their first veggies and flowers. I was so proud of my little gardeners and encourage you to invite your children into your greenhouse and garden with you every chance you get. It’s never too early to teach them self-sustaining skills like growing their own food, flowers and herbs. And the rewarding feeling they experience (and your experiencing witnessing it) is just as plentiful and beautiful as the harvests.

Over the years, I've curated a beautiful list of garden-themed children's books to inspire you and your children: Children's Garden-Themed Bookshelf 

How Does My Garden Grow by Gerda Muller
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
We Are The Gardeners by Joanna Gaines
Up In The Garden And Down In The Dirt by Kate Messner
From Seed To Plant by Gail Gibbons
Easy Peasy: Gardening For Kids by Kirsten Bradley
A Gardener’s Alphabet by Mary Azarian
Miss Maple's Seeds by Elize Wheeler
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
The Little Gardener by Bernadette Watts and Gerda Marie Scheidl
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Seeds and Trees by Brandon Walden 
On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole

gardening books for  children
gardening books to inspire children
Disclaimer: This article may contain affiliate links. Cedar House Living LLC receives a small commission for sales generated through these links at no additional cost to you. I use the commissions to further expand my garden, floral, and herbal knowledge so I can continue to share what I learn with you.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published