Life. With plants.

The Planthunter is an online magazine devoted to celebrating plants and the varied ways humans interact with them. Plants have been inspiring, feeding, sustaining and soothing humans for aeons. The Planthunter documents and celebrates these connections.

Exploring the world outside our houses, offices, and heads, The Planthunter highlights the ties that bind us to our leafy friends in an authentic, unexpected, and creative manner. It gently coerces people to reconnect with plants.

Sharing stories of humans and their love of plants is one step towards this rather lofty goal. Celebrating the beauty and diversity of plant world is another, as is empowering people to grow and understand plants. Drawing connections between art, philosophy, food, culture, and plants is yet another. You see, once you start looking, plants and humans are inextricably linked. In fact, if plants don’t exist, humans don’t exist. It’s as simple as that.

There are plenty of websites about plants, yet there is no other website like The Planthunter. It weaves a rich story of connection and respect between humans, culture, plants and environment. It draws equally from culture and horticulture, from art and science, from beauty and botany. It is engaging, authentic and celebratory. Come hunting with us!

The Head Hunter

Georgina Reid | FOUNDER & EDITOR

The Planthunter is the love child of landscape designer, writer, and occasional photographer, Georgina Reid. Once upon a time she worked with folks like Jamie Durie and Garden Life. Then one day she decided it was time to do her own thing. So she built Reid & Friends, a small and very friendly landscape design studio in Sydney.

The ideas behind The Planthunter have been bouncing around in Georgina’s head for a few years now; floating, sinking, growing and evolving until finally, in late 2013 she managed to remove them from the confines of her brain and into the world, in the form of an online magazine.

The Planthunter is a culmination of the many years Georgina has spent exploring the varied relationships between people and plants through designing, writing and thinking. She sincerely hopes it blows your socks off.

The Hunters

There are many wonderful people who contribute not only stories but ideas, direction and advice to the moveable feast that is The Planthunter. They are:

Amber Creswell Bell

Ameli Tanchitsa

Emma Remond

Hayley West

Jardine Hansen

Jess Bineth

Lucas Quinn

Rebecca Leach

Samantha van Egmond

The Planthunter website and branding was designed by the very talented Lou Helliwell and built by the very capable, very brilliant, and very tolerant Select Field.