Award winning author and self-sufficiency practitioner Liz Zorab takes readers on a highly entertaining and joyful celebration through the seasons. Following on from her hugely popular debut book, Grounded, Liz returns with The Seasoned Gardener, inviting you on a personal and yet totally relatable journey of growing and learning through the gardening year.

Illustrated with a delicious selection of Liz’s own photos, The Seasoned Gardener provides an abundance of friendly advice and hundreds of top tips on what to and what not to do as she inspires gardeners of all levels to have a go at growing tastier and healthier food for themselves and to benefit the natural world.

The Seasoned Gardener inspires you to connect with your garden and surroundings and explains how the veg garden sits within the wider context of the landscape, highlighting the importance the seasons, weather, microclimates, water cycles and light levels play on growing successful and healthy crops.

Liz’s down-to-earth writing style has been likened to having a helpful neighbour chatting over the garden fence. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and every chapter is filled with plenty of advice on what to grow, when to seed and plant out, what pitfalls to avoid – having learned from her own mistakes – and how to be creative with what you have around you.

The Seasoned Gardener will show you how to:

  • Enjoy the abundance of each month of the year
  • Decide which plants are best to grow in your garden
  • Find pleasure in your growing space year-round
  • Avoid the pitfalls of doing too much at once
  • Be creative with your garden resources
  • Make the most of your time and energy
  • Celebrate nature’s productivity as much as your own.

A radical voice in contemporary growing.”
Jack Wallington, Landscape designer, nature writer.


Book Details

Published: April 2023

ISBN: 9781856232647

Size: 246 x 189mm

Format: Paperback, 224 pages


Liz Zorab spent more than 20 years working with specialist housing charities and in community development, including setting up the first time bank project in the UK. An award-winning gardener, she gained an RHS Silver Medal for a community-led garden featured on BBC’s ‘Gardeners World Live’ in 2002. A health crisis led Liz to turn to her life-long passion for gardening and growing food as a career. Liz spent several years transforming her 0.8 acre plot in Monmouthshire. She is now regenerating an over-grazed 4.5 acre site using permaculture practices.