Issue #43: HERITAGE

Words by
Georgina Reid
Images by
Daniel Shipp
| May 1, 2017

Humans have been cultivating, growing and nurturing for many thousands of years. This conversation with nature is our heritage, and what a valuable thing it is. This month we’re exploring ideas around handing down knowledge, caring for historic landscapes, and the importance of understanding the past in order to move forward. We’re talking to artists, growers, and garden historians; and are off to Grafton, Glebe and Government House. Join us!

I’m really excited that this month’s issue is sponsored by the The Australian Garden History Society (AGHS). AGHS is committed to promoting awareness and conservation of significant cultural landscapes through engagement, research, advocacy and activities. Please check out their website for more information on who they are, what they do, and why they’re a great bunch of people.

Over the course of our HERITAGE issue we’ll traipse around the country, chatting with superstar landscape designer Fiona Brockhoff, visiting writer/photographer Trisha Dixon-Burkitt’s southern NSW garden, sit on the verandah with Peter Watts – founder of the Australian Garden History Society, and former director of the Historic Houses Trust, and plenty more. We’ll head up to Grafton for the Jacaranda Festival, meander around the gardens of Government House in Sydney, explore Cruden Farm in Victoria and more. We’ve really got a bounty of good stories this month, and I’m super excited to be sharing them with you.

Georgina x


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