Derek Fell's Garden Photo Library

Published Work

Derek Fell is a prolific writer of non-fiction, first gaining experience as a newspaper reporter for the Shrewsbury Chronicle Newspaper group, in England, then working for E. O'Dowd Gallagher, war correspondent and author, as his personal assistant for six years.

Though most of Derek's books cover gardening topics, several are travel books, and for the future Derek has been writing a romantic mystery novel, based in the l820's, about the adventures of an idealistic young woman, set in Scotland and New Zealand.

Derek's books can be purchased through, and also through local bookstores. If a local bookstore does not have a particular copy in print it can be obtained within 24 hours by special order. Out-of-print copies can be obtained through used-book stores and also by mail-order from various book search companies.

Books, calendars, art posters, exhibits, lectures & CD-ROM Software titles by Derek Fell

(* asterisk indicates co-authorship; aw indicates award)

  • Cèzanne's Garden; (Simon & Schuster, 2004)
  • Great Gardens of New Zealand; (David Bateman Ltd, 2003)
  • Campbell Island; (David Bateman LTD, 2003)
  • Water Gardening for Beginners; (Friedman/Fairfax, 200l)
  • Herb Gardening for Beginners; (Friedman/Fairfax, 200l)
  • Van Gogh's Gardens; aw (Simon & Schuster, 2000); Quill & Trowel award for Best Photography
  • Impressionist Roses; (Friedman/Fairfax, l999/)*
  • Let's Investigate Cacti; (The Creative Company, l999)
  • Let's Investigate Orchids; (The Creative Company, 1999)
  • Let's Investigate Herbs; (The Creative Company, 1999)
  • Let's Investigate Wildflowers; (The Creative Company, 1999)
  • Impressionist Bouquets; (Friedman/Fairfax, 1998)
  • Derek Fell's Water Gardening; (Friedman/Fairfax, 1998)
  • Derek Fell's Shade Gardening; (Friedman/Fairfax, 1998)
  • Derek Fell's Herb Gardening; (Friedman/Fairfax, 1997)
  • Derek Fell's Bulb Gardening; (Friedman/Fairfax, 1997)
  • Secrets of Monet's Garden; (Friedman/Fairfax, 1997)
  • Rose Gardening; (Spring Hill Nurseries, 1997)
  • Perennial Gardening; (Spring Hill Nurseries, 1997)
  • Shade Gardening; (Spring Hill Nurseries, 1996)
  • Sun Gardening; (Spring Hill Nurseries, 1996)
  • Practical Gardening; (Friedman-Fairfax, 1995)
  • Gardens of Philadelphia & The Delaware Valley; (/Temple University Press, 1995)
  • The Pennsylvania Gardener; (Camino Books, 1995)
  • The Impressionist Garden, aw; (Crown, 1994)
  • Fell's Floral Encyclopedia; (Smithmark, 1993)
  • Garden Guide - Annuals; (Smithmark, 1993)
  • Garden Guide - Perennials; (Smithmark, 1993)
  • Garden Guide - Bulbs; (Smithmark, 1993)
  • Garden Guide_ - Roses*; (Smithmark, 1993)
  • 550 Perennial Garden Ideas; (Simon & Schuster, 1993)
  • The Encyclopedia of OrnamentalGrasses; (Rodale, l992 )
  • 50 Home Landscaping Ideas, aw; (Simon & Schuster, 1991)
  • Beautiful Bucks County aw; (Cedaridge, 1991)
  • Renoir's Garden; (Simon & Schuster, 1991)
  • The Easiest Flowers to Grow; (Ortho, 1990)
  • The Essential Gardener; (Crown, 1990)
  • Essential Roses; (Crown, 1990)
  • Essential Annuals*; (Crown, 1990)
  • Essential Bulbs; (Crown, 1990)
  • Essential Herbs; (Crown, 1990)
  • Essential Perennials; (Crown, 1990)
  • Essential Shrubs; (Crown, 1990)
  • A Kid's First Gardening Book aw; (Running Press), 1989
  • A Kid's First Gardening Book aw; 1989 (Running Press)
  • Three Year Garden Journal_ *aw; (Starwood), l989
  • Ornamental Grass Gardening *aw; (HP Books), l989
  • The Complete Garden Planning Manual; (HP Books),1989
  • Azaleas, Camellias & Rhododendrons. aw; (Ortho) ,l989
  • Trees & Shrubs; (HP Books),1986
  • Discover Anguilla; (Caribbean Concepts),1988
  • Home Landscaping aw; (Simon & Schuster),1988
  • The One-Minute Gardener; 1988 (Running Press)
  • Garden Accents aw; (Inspired Garden in UK) (Henry Holt), 1987
  • Deerfield - An American Garden Through Four Seasons; (Pidcock Press),1986
  • Annuals - How to Select, Grow & Enjoy; (HP Books),1983
  • Vegetables - How to Select, Grow & Enjoy aw; (HP Books),1982
  • How to Photograph Flowers, Plants & Landscapes; (HP Books),1980
  • House Plants for Fun & Profit; (Bookworm, 1978)
  • The White House Vegetable Garden; (Exposition, 1976)


  • Great Gardens, aw; (Portal, 1989-2004)
  • Secrets of Monet's Garden; (Portal 1998-2004)
  • Orchids; (Avalance, 2004)
  • Garden Accents; (Teldon, 1998-2004)
  • Cedaridge Farm Calendar; (Cambridge-Pacific, l996-2003)
  • A Photographer's Garden, aw; (Kodak, 2002)
  • Herbs & Spices; (Avalanche, l998-2003)
  • The Impressionist Garden; (Portal- l996)
  • The Gardening Year; (Portal, l990-9l)
  • In the Garden Desk Diary; (Portal, l997-98)
  • Perennials, aw; (Starwood, l990)
  • Flowering Shrubs, aw; (Starwood, l990)
  • Flowering Bulbs, aw; (Starwood, l990)
  • Northeast Gardens Calendar, aw; (Starwood, l988-90)
  • Mid-Atlantic Gardens Calendar, aw; (Starwood, l988-90)
  • Southern Gardens Calendar, aw; (Starwood, l988-90)
  • California Gardens Calendar, aw; (Starwood, l988-90)
  • Pacific Northwest Gardens Calendar, aw; (Starwood, l988-90)


  • Deerfield Garden; (Portal, l989)
  • Spring Garden; (Portal, l989)
  • Monet's Bridge; (Portal, l995)
  • Monet's Garden; (Portal, l999)
  • Monet's Roses, Monet's Scarlet Climber, Monet's Bridge; (Palm Press, l996 - Contemporary American Artists series of notecard sets)


  • Complete Gardening; (Microsoft, 1996)
  • The Garden Companion; (Lifestyle Software, 1994)


  • Cedaridge Farm; (H&GTV Gardener's Diary, 2002)
  • Step-by-Step Gardening; (QVC - founder and show host l994-2000)
  • Nature's Best Photography; (Outdoor Living Channel, 2000)
  • The World of Photography; (PBS, l989)


  • Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC (Renoir's Garden, l99l; Van Gogh's Gardens, 200l)
  • De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California (Photography, l988)
  • Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland (Impressionist Gardens, l99l)
  • Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Penna (Photography, l974)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (Renoir's Garden, l992, Impressionist Gardens, l993)
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (Photography, l990)
  • Dixon Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee (Photography, l990)
  • Renoir Museum, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (Renoir's Garden, l994)
  • Otego Art Society, Dunedin, New Zealand (Impressionist Gardens, l994, Dunedin Rhododendron Festival, Dunedin, New Zealand, l994)
  • Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania (Impressionist Gardens l995; also Photography l996, Wild Garden of the Antarctic, l997)
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden (Impressionist Gardens 1997)
  • Cleveland Art Museum, Ohio (Monet's Garden l997)
  • Carmel Flower Show (The Garden as Art l997)


  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia - l970
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia - l994
  • Upstairs Gallery, Lahaska, New Hope - June l996
  • Bucks County Garden Fair, Doylestown, Pennsylvania - l994
  • Lambertville House, Lambertville, NJ - Permanent exhibit - l997
  • Arthur Memorial Lecture, Delaware Valley College, Doylestown PA - 200l


  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - Best of Show for best garden design l994 landscape design contest, professional category.
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - Best Water Garden design l994 landscape design contest.
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - Best Flower Garden design l994 landscape design contest.
  • Lifestyle Landscape Design Contest - First Prize for best interpretation of an Impressionist garden, l99l.


  • Fellow, Garden Writers Association of America
  • Active Member, Society of American Travel Writers
  • Campell Island Land of the Blue Sunflower


CAMPBELL ISLAND (David Bateman LTD), Hard cover, 144 pages. color and black-and-white illustrations. A travel memoir that presents a fascinating account of two remarkable voyages to Campell Island, one of a cluster of Sub-Antarctic islands in a wild and isolated part of New Zealand. Descriptions and photographs of the wildlife are interwoven with stories of human drama, including exploration, whalers and sealers, shipwrecks, castaways and the victim of a vicious shark attack.

GREAT GARDENS OF NEW ZEALAND (David Bateman LTD), Hard cover, 224 pages, full color. More than 30 of New Zealand's most beautiful private gardens, from Butler Point in the north to gardens of Stewart Island in the far south. An important criteria for selection is to present diversity of style, size and geography in coastal and island locations. A meaty introduction also presents a detailed account of the most important influences on New Zealand gardens.

CèZANNE'S GARDEN (Simon & Schuster), Hard cover, 130 pages, full color. A tour in words and pictures of CÚzanne's restored garden in Aix-en-Provence, where Marilyn Monroe was one of its early visitors. CÚzanne remains one of the world's most beloved impressionist painters, and almost 100,000 visitors each year flock to Les Lauves, his studio and garden. Fell offers fresh insight to the man, his artistic legacy, his unique garden philosophy, and the natural worlds that inspired him.