About Karen Platt

Karen Platt is an established, successful independent garden writer, renowned throughout the gardening world. Since 1996, she has sold unique and exciting garden books throughout the world. She has exhibited at prestigious garden shows in England and the USA, where she has also spoken frequently and appeared in gardening media. She became known as the world expert on black plants, yet her hands-on gardening experience and knowledge is wider than this. She is an expert on colour gardening.

Her range of books reflects her interests in gardening - colour, reference, garden design, garden ideas and certain genres of plants, providing plant profiles for gardeners, no matter where they garden. Using her books and her weekly blog, gardeners can easily find what plants to grow and how to grow them. Solve all your gardening problems with the unique information on plant reference, garden design and garden colour books and on the Karen Platt website. Cultivation notes included in the books is from unique and personal hands-on observation and experience and always includes USDA zones and plants for the American gardener too.

Karen delivered a series of talks to American gardeners between 2001-2008, this included the Northwest and San Francisco Flower & Garden Shows. She also exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show twice and holds awards from four separate shows in recognition of her garden designs. Recent television appearances include HGTV twice, the BBC and numerous radio stations on both sides of the Atlantic. She has also been featured in British, American, Australian, Russian, French, Italian and German gardening magazines.

The company began in 1995 and published its first gardening title in 1996. It has continued to produce high quality illustrated and reference gardening books in print and as ebooks. It is the most successful independent garden book publishing company owned by an individual garden writer. Many of the garden titles have gone into multiple editions, a success any publishing house would be proud of. The latest books is Purple Flowers launched in 2016 in the ebook range. Books planned for 2017 include Madeira Gardens - A Journey To Funchal.

Karen’s Mission

“My aim is to push the boundaries of gardening in regard to colour, plants and design. I want people to look at gardens afresh and use their imagination. Benefit from my experience and make your garden a paradise.”

Trade Sales

We deal directly with distributors or brokers to sell Karen Platt books worldwide through distributors and wholesalers and direct to bookshops and individuals. The majority of our stock has been sold direct to individuals since 2010. Our books are rarely discounted as they are sought after world-wide. We are currently seeking distributors in America and South Africa.

Please email sales enquiries to info@karenplatt.co.uk to speak to our team.