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.

The Planthunter launched at the end of 2013. Since then, things have gotten rather hectic for TPH founder and editor Georgina Reid. She had no idea her little idea of a website exploring the connections between people and plants would be read, shared, and loved by so many people.

But it has, and this is something we’re incredibly happy about and proud of. In the last two years, The Planthunter has grown from a tiny idea into a rather rampant online publishing venture (a bit like ivy perhaps?!). We’ve now got over 80 contributors, have produced nearly 500 stories, and have a whole bunch of engaged and excited readers from all corners of the world.

Of course, it all comes back to three words. Life, with plants. You see, there’s no human life without plants – we’re inextricably linked. This simple little fact is why we do what we do.

Our content at The Planthunter is organised around monthly issues, each with a different content theme (Check out some of our past issues here). Each week we publish three stories relating to the issue theme, and every Wednesday we send out an email newsletter.

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.


Georgina Reid / FOUNDER & EDITOR

The Planthunter is the love child of Sydney based writer and landscape designer Georgina Reid. It’s the culmination of the many years Georgina has spent pondering, exploring, and documenting the various ways humans relate to the natural world as a designer, writer and thinker.

As well as keeping The Planthunter on the straight and narrow, Georgina writes a regular garden column for Australia’s most popular design blog, The Design Files, is the gardens writer for Belle Magazine, and occasionally contributes to Green Magazine, Broadsheet and other culture and lifestyle publications. She’s sometimes asked to speak at events like Vivid and Melbourne Writers Festival, and is regularly interviewed by various print and online publications.



Lucy grew up in New England high country amongst the poplars and the pear trees. A graduate of textiles and graphic design, and a great writer, Lucy keeps The Planthunter on the straight and narrow. Big time. She’s Georgina’s right (and sometimes left) hand.



Daniel is brilliant. He’s a perfectionist and is responsible for much of the gorgeous imagery on The Planthunter. He and Georgina work together on a range of projects and stories and share a complimentary aesthetic sensibility. Check out some of Daniel’s work on The Planthunter here.

Then there are the contributors…

TPH exists because of a bunch of wonderful, generous souls who share their their time and stories with us. We’re always open to contributions – please check out the contact page for more information on sending us pitches.

PS. 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.