Written by Jayne Fisher, the Garden Gang series were small books that each featured two stories about a fruit or vegetable like Penelope Strawberry or Roger Radish.
The full Garden Gang series featured: Penelope Strawberry and Roger Radish (1979) Percival Pea and Polly Pomegranate (1979) Oliver Onion and Tim Tomato (1979) Wee Wille Water Melon and Betty Beetroot (1979) Lucy Leek and Bertie Brussels Sprout (1979) Gertrude Gooseberry and Belinda Blackcurrant (1979) Colin Cucumber and Patrick Pear (1980) Peter Potato and Alice Apple (1980) Pam Parsnip and Lawrence Lemon (1980) Grace Grape and Robert Raspberry (1980) Sheila Shallot and Benny Broadbean (1980) Avril Apricot and Simon Swede (1980) Oscar Orange and Augustus Aubergine (1983) Pedro Pepper and the Cherry Twins (1983)
Jayne Fisher was the youngest author to every write for Ladybird books - the publisher behind The Garden Gang series. Jayne Fisher was in fact only nine years old when she first started writing about the adventures of the Garden Gang. The Garden Gang first appeared on our shelves in 1979 and several books were published every year until 1983. A large annual gift book and two Garden Gang colouring books were also published by Ladybird.