"If you're interested in plants, then you're better off with Goshawk's Guide To Herbology. Did you know there's a wizard in Nepal who's growing gravity-resistant trees?"
—Neville attempts to help Harry.[src]

Goshawk's Guide to Herbology was a book written by Miranda Goshawk. It covered Herbology, listing several plants and plant growers, like a wizard who grew gravity-resistant trees in Nepal in the 1990s.


This book was mentioned by Neville Longbottom to Harry Potter while he was in the Hogwarts Library, searching for the tools that could be used in the second task of the 1994 Triwizard Tournament. Harry replied that he didn't really care about Herbology, unless Neville knew of a Tibetan Turnip that could help him breathe underwater.[1]


Notes and references

Professors: Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom
Textbooks: Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants
Hogwarts class: Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Hogwarts greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Herbologists: Herbert Beery · Miranda Goshawk · Elladora Ketteridge · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand · Selina Sapworthy
Plants Studied: Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Devil's Snare · Fire Seed Bush · Mandrake · Mimbulus Mimbletonia · Puffapod · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Snargaluff · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Umbrella Flower · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Whomping Willow · Wild rice