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Reviews of On Guerrilla Gardening by Richard Reynolds published by Bloomsbury in the UK, Orange Press in Germany, Les Editions Yves Michel in France and Dulnyouk in South Korea.

On Guerrilla Gardening by Richard Reynolds books



"Reynolds has done more to inspire planting in public spaces than anybody since the sixteenth-century Diggers"
John-Paul Flintoff Sew Your Own June 2010

Britain's 24th most influential gardeners. "His night-time escapades, “illegally” gardening derelict and unloved segments of cities around the world (he recently hit Warsaw), has proved an inspiration to a new generation of gardeners." Daily Telegraph January 2012

"This lovely book is both a celebration of the international movement’s recent history, and a how-to manual that advises on hardy species, planting techniques and social engineering." The Guardian, 24 May 2008.

"The Sunday Times Books Of The Year: Gardening. The man has passion and at least he wants to make our environment a better place." Sunday Times, 7 December 2008

"What Reynolds offers is the prospect of transforming ourselves from spectators to activists in a daily, sustained way. He does it by generating an infectious sense of possibility and hope that'll be indispensable as we try to pull ourselves out of our current agricultural and urban quagmire." The Atlantic 12 May 2010

‘A great force for combining fun with social change.’ Daily Telegraph

"One of our top 5 gardening books for Christmas." BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time, November 2008

"Probably the most unusual garden book of 2008. On Guerrilla Gardening is well-researched,
thorough and truly inspirational."
BBC Gardens Illustrated, July 2008

"[Reynolds] is quickly becoming both a subculture celebrity and a public intellectual, challenging ideas about what it means to live in a city." New York Times, 8 June 2008

"A handy guide for anyone interested in cultivating a bit of land not your own." Englewood Review, 5 February 2009

"A spirited cry for gardeners to unite and reclaim derelict urban spaces, complete with tips and inspiring success stories." Portland Tribune, 6 June 2008

"An extraordinary book-length meditation and guide." Hartford Advocate, 19 June 2008

"The best book on the subject so far." Powell's Books, 27 May 2008.

"Great fun." The Independent, 5 July 2008

Reading this book is one of the Sunday Times Style's "50 hottest things to do this summer." 27 April 2008.

"His is a libertarian approach that, as a thought leader, he should be commended for. Certainly anyone who can span the diverse opinions, motivations, and concerns of guerrilla gardeners worldwide deserves a medal." Groundswell 30 May 2008.

"The fun and inspirational guide to the practice of gardening plots that don’t technically belong to you. Full of beautiful color photography, accounts of guerilla gardening from around the world and instructions for the beginner, On Guerilla Gardening is an especially great resource for the city dweller longing for greenery." Earth First 9 December 2008

"It is rare that a book has made me cringe physically." New Statesman, 20 June 2008

"There's something that smells very much like fertilizer wafting from the glossy, beautifully photographed pages of Reynolds' treatise." Philadelphia City Paper, 25 June 2008

"Well worth a look." Plenty, 25 June 2008

"Brilliant." Attitude, May 2008.