Graham Rice is one of the best-known and highest-regarded garden writers in the world. He is author of more than 20 books, including the Encyclopedia of Perennials – published in 2007 in association with the Royal Horticultural Society in Britain and in an American edition in association with the American Horticultural Society. The Encyclopedia of Perennials won the Laurent-Perrier Award for the best reference book of the year.

All-in-One Garden appeared in 2007, the first book inspired by the idea of growing ornamental vegetables in the same beds and borders as flowers to create gardens that taste as good as they look. Other recent books include Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers For Multi-Season Beauty and Planting The Dry Shade Garden.

Other popular publications include the The Sweet Pea Book, The Ultimate Book of Small Gardens, the Reader's Digest Book of Perennials, Hardy Perennials (which was named best garden book by the British Garden Writers Guild), and Discovering Annuals which was shortlisted for a Garden Writers Guild award. Graham also won another Garden Writers Guild award for magazine writing. On the other side of the Atlantic, he has won Garden Writers Association of America awards for one of his Transatlantic Gardener series on, for a piece on purple foliage in The Gardener magazine and for Bambi, or Buzzsaw? on America's deer problem. He therefore has the rare distinction of winning three garden writing awards on each side of the Atlantic. Graham also helped create the most comprehensive coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show in 2000.

He has written for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic – from mass market weekly magazines at one extreme to scientific journals at the other. He judged for many years at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, is a member of a number of Royal Horticultural Society committees, judges their flower trials and he gave the keynote address at the Garden Writers Association of America symposium in 1999.

Graham was trained in horticulture and botany at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. His marriage to American garden writer/photographer judywhite is a horticultural love story: they met while both covering the Chelsea Flower Show in 1997, and now divide their gardening time between the U.S. and the U.K.

The Sweet Pea Book
The Sweet Pea Book (2003)
A book for gardeners.
Ultimate Book of Small Gardens
The Ultimate Book of Small Gardens (2004)
All-in-One Garden
The All-in-One Garden (September 2006)

Encyclopedia of Perennials (September/October 2006)

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