This book was suggested by the questions of a boy of twelve who lived in Germany and sent for an English book that would teach him the elements Of gardening. One Of the authors asked the editor of a well-known gardening journal to recommend her a suitable book, and found that he knew Of none written from a child's point of View, and supplying the instruc tion a child could understand and use. Yet in these days, when so many children have a garden, such a book must be needed. The aim in this one has been to tell the juvenile reader how to make his garden grow, and the authors have not allowed themselves to wander in the pleasant byways of description, reﬂection, or amusement. They wished to help the budding gardener rather than to entertain the child, and they have tried.