A Jungle in Your Living Room

A Guide to Creating Your Own Houseplant Collection

Illustrator: Philip Giordano

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Age 7+

Children's & Young Adult: General Non-Fiction

Wherever you live and whatever type of place you call ‘home’, houseplants can transform it. Learn all about them, their benefits and possibilities...and soon you'll have a jungle in YOUR living room!

Growing plants inside your home is not only a wonderfully rewarding hobby and an easy way to bring some of the great outdoors inside, but houseplants can also provide health benefits and homegrown food. This book will give you the confidence and knowledge to be a successful houseplant expert for years to come. It’ll give you tips and tricks to help you care for your plants and even teach you how to make more plants from your collection. It won’t be long before there’s a jungle in your living room!


Michael Holland worked as Head of Education at Chelsea Physic Garden. He is also a photographer, compost nerd and wildlife gardener. He has worked for the Garden's Education Department for 23 years and developed the innovative Chelsea Flower Show award-winning Shelf Life project. Michael previously taught at Kew and has talked to tens of thousands of people about engaging with nature in fun and creative ways.

Philip Giordano is an Italian illustrator born in a small coastal town in Liguria, of Philippine and Swiss descent. He attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, the IED (European Institute of Design) and subsequently gained a Masters in Animation Techniques in Turin.


This beautifully illustrated and engaging book invites young people into the world of plants. I defy anyone finishing this book not to want to transform their home into a green oasis.

This wonderful book not only opens up the fascinating and diverse world of plants but is also a beautiful and helpful handbook for everyone. What could be a better way to green our homes and have fun too.

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