In the garden: An illustrated guide to the plants of the Bible

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader



In the garden: An illustrated guide to the plants of the Bible


Judith M. Dinsmore, editor
Becky Speer, illustrator


Whitaker House






128 pages


In the garden is truly a beautiful book. It would make a lovely gift for any plant lover as well as a unique addition to a church library. Each page illustrates a plant whose name we are most likely familiar with but have never really seen such as acacia and spikenard and many others. The common name and the species name are given as well as a verse referring to it and a description of the plant, its background and some interesting information about it.

The idea of growing your own Biblical plants is very intriguing and that area of the book gives the reader quite a bit of information to help propagate these lovely plants.


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Gardeners and plant lovers and anyone interested in the plants of the Bible, illustrations and meanings.

Christian Impact:

Provides insights into the Word of God and the use of 50 plants found in Israel and the Mediterrean.

Other Notes :

Also includes:

-Growing your own Biblically inspired garden

-Calendar of Jewish festivals and growing season


In the Garden: An Illustrated Guide to the Plants of the Bible

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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