Urban Wild

From the cover

Increasing workload, nervous tension, trouble sleeping? Wondering whether there is more to life? You’re not having a mid-life crisis. Like so many others, you are feeling the call of the wild.

Today’s urban living makes it easy for us to feel divorced from nature. This practical book is filled with 52 varied and inspiring activities illustrated with beautiful colour photographs that will get you out and about whatever the weather. Featuring a combination of creative, culinary, herbal and mindful projects, all with nature at their heart, you’ll be surprised how much wildness you can find on your doorstep when you know where to look.

Organised by month, Urban Wild‘s simple, seasonal, step-by-step activities open the door to nature in urban and suburban landscapes to help you increase your potential for health and wellbeing and take your first steps on a journey of discovery towards a lifelong connection to the natural world.


Gorgeous new book. packed with tips to help even the most ardent city dwellers connect with the natural world. ― Daily Mirror

Includes a wide range of activities to help you connect with the wildness close to home. ― Countryside Magazine, Book of the Month

Organised by month, this book’s simple, seasonal activities open the door to nature in urban and suburban landscapes to help you learn how to de-stress and reconnect with the natural world on your doorstep. ― Easy Gardens, Top 3 for 2022

Urban Wild by the appropriately named Helen Rook…contains reams of ideas for connecting with nature on your doorstep. – The i, coffee table choice.

This beautifully illustrated book promises to “get you out and about” with first steps towards a lifelong relationship with flora and fauna. ― BBC Countryfile

Full of positive nudges and suggestions to help you discover wildness on your doorstep. – Readers Digest, Books to brighten your 2022

For both avid nature lovers and novice outdoors people, Urban Wild unlocks the beauty available right under our noses, no matter where we live. – Melissa Norstedt ― Booklist