Nominees for the 2015 Annual Literature Award were:
American botanical paintings: Native plants of the mid Atlantic. A book for artists and gardeners.
ed. by Bonnie S. Driggers ; Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment. Lydia Inglett Ltd. Publishing, 2014.
Apples of North America: 192 exceptional varieties for gardeners, growers, and cooks.
Tom Burford. Timber Press, 2014.
Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, preservation, and the creation of the colonial Williamsburg landscape.
Elizabeth Hope Cushing. University of Massachusetts Press , 2014.
The Bartlett book of garden elements: A practical compendium of inspired designs for the working gardener.
Michael V. Bartlett and Rose L. Bartlett. David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc., 2014.
Beatrix Potter’s gardening life: The plants and places that inspired the classic children’s tales.
Marta McDowell. Timber Press, 2013.
Carnivorous plants of Australia: Magnum opus.
Allen Lowrie. Redfern Natural History Productions, 2013.
Classical bonsai art : A half century of bonsai study.
William N. Valavanis. International Bonsai, 2013.
A compendium of miniature orchid species.
Ron Parsons and Mary E. Gerritsen. Redfern Natural History Productions, 2013.
Crosby Arboretum: A sustainable regional landscape.
Robert F. Brzuszek. LSU Press, 2013.
Deep-rooted wisdom: Skills and stories from generations of gardeners.
Augustus Jenkins Farmer. Timber Press, 2014.
Epic tomatoes: How to select & grow the best varieties of all time.
Craig LeHoullier. Workman, 2014.
Fathers of botany: The discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries.
Jane Kilpatrick. University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Field guide to the sedges of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd ed.
Barbara L. Wilson, Richard Brainerd, Danna Lytjen, Bruce Newhouse, and Nick Otting of the Carex Working Group. Oregon State University Press, 2014 (1st ed. 2008)
Flora Illustrata: Great works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden.
Susan M. Fraser. Yale University Press, 2014.
Future park: Imagining tomorrow’s urban parks.
Amalie Wright. CSIRO Publishing, 2013.
The gardener’s garden.
Victoria Clarke, commissioning editor ; Toby Musgrave, consultant editor. Phaidon, 2014.
Gardening with perennials: Lessons from Chicago’s Lurie Garden.
Noel Kingsbury. University Of Chicago Press, 2014.
Heart and soil: The revolutionary good of gardens.
Des Kennedy. Harbour Publishing, 2014.
Hillier: The plants, the people, the passion.
Jean Hillier. Hillier Nurseries Ltd, 2014.
Ireland’s generous nature: The past and present uses of wild plants in Ireland.
Peter Wyse Jackson. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2013.
The Kew tropical plant families identification handbook.
Timothy Utteridge & Gemma Bramle (eds). Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2014.
The kid’s guide to exploring nature.
Marilyn Smith, et al. Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Hardcover by Sterling, 2014.
Landscapes of change: Innovative designs and reinvented sites.
Roxi Thoren. Timber Press, 2014.
The living landscape: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden.
Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy. Timber Press, 2014.
The Loudons and the gardening press.
Sarah Dewis. Ashgate, 2014.
The new Sylva: A discourse of forest & orchard trees for the twenty-first century.
Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. Bloomsbury, 2014.
North American Cornucopia: Top 100 indigenous food plants.
Ernest Small. CRC Press, 2013.
One hundred years in the Huntington’s Japanese Garden.
ed. by T. June Li. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2014.
Orchid flora of the Greater Antilles.
James D. Ackerman ; Bobbi Angell (Illustrator). New York Botanical Garden Press, 2014.
Out of the past: Views of Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Tony Kanellos. Adelaide Botanic Garden, 2014.
Plants: From roots to riches.
Kathy Willis and Carolyn Fry. John Murray Publishers, 2014.
The sixth extinction.
Elizabeth Kolbert. Henry Holt, 2014.
Trees and shrubs of the Pacific Northwest: Timber Press field guide.
Mark Turner and Ellen Kuhlmann.. Timber Press, 2014.
Trees live here: The arboretums of America.
Susan McDougall. Sound Books, 2014.
Weeds of North America.
Richard Dickinson. University of Chicago Press, 2014
The wildlife-friendly vegetable gardener: How to grow food in harmony with nature.
Tammi Hartung Holly Ward Bimba (illustrator). Storey Publishing, 2014.
For the winning title, please refer to list of winners.