During the winter, garden books can provide almost as much pleasure as gardens themselves and garden photography has become a profession in its own right. Printed books with garden illustrations first appeared during the renaissance. The expansion of copper plate reproduction in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries enabled the printing of illustrated garden books. In the twentieth century garden books illustrated with photographs became available, with colour lithographic printing becoming common in garden books after c1950. The development of computer-printing after c1990 has made it comparatively uncommon for garden books to be illustrated with black and white photographs. It remains to be seen whether the development of electronic publising, on the web, on CD and on DVD will damage the market for garden books.
Here are a couple of good places to find garden and landscape books online: