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Walking The Larapinta

Botanica, CultureSprawling west from Alice Springs are the entrancing West MacDonnell Ranges. I recently spent a…

Monet’s Garden at Giverny

GardensOne hour north of Paris, amongst the rolling countryside, teams of young, dedicated gardeners sculpt a…

Plant/Life: Mathieu Gallois

Gardens, PeopleMathieu Gallois lives halfway between the second and third floor of a huge old warehouse building in Redfern.

A Weekend at Little Rapids

Art & DesignMoving three car loads of confirmed city dwellers out of mobile coverage by 1pm on a Friday is…

Norwegian Wood: A Road Trip

Art & DesignNorway reminded me of those paintings you do as a child – where you fold it in half…

Issue #9: ON THE ROAD

From The EditorThe Planthunter gang is on the road for the month of July. We're packing our boots, overalls, secateurs, and notebooks and are heading south, north, west and east on the hunt for brilliant botanical stories, ideas and people.

Islands & Forests: A Poem

CultureLouisa Miranda is a poet from northern NSW. She believes believes …

The Dirt: Holly Austin

Gardens, PeopleHolly Austin is an actor, musician, writer, beat-boxer, and self-confessed hack gardener. Here is her story...

Haiku: The Instagram of the Poetry World?

Culture“Haikus confuse me Too often they make no sense Hand me the pliers” Bumper sticker…

Carolyn Barker: The Radish Alchemist

PeopleBy bridging the wonderful worlds of root vegetables and metalsmithing, radishes have finally managed to capture my…

Emily’s Herbarium

Botanica, CultureIn August 2013, Tavi Gevinson, the teenage editor of girl’s magazine Rookie, wrote about how keeping a journal…

Plant/Life: The Eckersleys

Gardens, PeopleThis garden in the Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills is a real family affair. Owned by Ross…

Moments of the Sublime: The Flower Photography of Peter Whyte

Art & DesignThere is a strange irony in the human penchant for displaying cut flowers in the home –…

Nature’s Typography

CultureAustralian explorers in the 19th century were struck by a strange and esoteric graffiti scrawled in an…

The Planthunter’s Royal Botanic Poetry Trail

GardensThere is something very powerful about the way gardens and poetry affect us. In many ways, they encourage…

The Role of Metaphor in Chinese Gardens

Culture, Gardens“Rocks are just rocks. They’re not poetry. They’re not horses. That one doesn’t look like a rat,…

The Poetry of Plant Life

CultureFrom Epicurus’ garden school, to the grandeur of Versailles, to the crop of community gardens popping up…

Issue #8: POETRY

From The EditorAs this month’s content theme is Poetry I considered writing this entire note in rhyme, for…

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