Botanica

‘Botany, the science of the vegetable kingdom, is one of the most attractive, most useful, and most extensive departments of human knowledge. It is, above every other, the science of beauty.’ – Sir Joseph Paxton

Here you’ll find all sorts of juicy botanically inspired information. The more obscure and curious, the better. Think plant sex, history, zombie plants, plant profiles, plant mythology and more.

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The Wonder of Seeds (and How to Successfully Germinate Them)

Botanica, How-ToOur horticultural expert, Jac Semmler, offers the ultimate seed-sowing guide.

Saving Place: A visit to Bush Heritage’s Scottsdale Reserve

BotanicaEcological restoration, extinction and 40,000 trees.

New Shoots: Bushfire Recovery, One Year on

BotanicaWhat has happened in the forests and on the ground one year on from Australia's Black Summer bushfires?

Australia-first research reveals staggering loss of threatened plants over 20 years

BotanicaWhen it comes to threatened species, charismatic animals usually get the most attention. But many of Australia’s plants are also in grave danger of extinction, and in many cases, the problem is getting worse.

The New World, Tomatoes and Mortgage Lifters

Botanica, CultureOn tomatoes, discovery and creativity in trying times.

A Celebration of Variegation

BotanicaVariegated plants are the sequins and glitter of the botanical world.

Saving Seeds With Jac Semmler, Seed Queen

Botanica, How-ToSave those seeds! Jac Semmler will show you how.

Calling all Citizen Scientists and Dead Tree Detectives

BotanicaDust off your Hamburg hat, dig out your camera and get your notebook ready. There’s a mystery unfolding across Australia, and your help is needed to unravel it.

Seven Billion Burnt Trees

BotanicaA conversation about plants and bushfire with Brett Summerell, Chief Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Stefan Burger is a Cacti Chaser

BotanicaStefan is the real, spiky, deal. We chat with him about his cacti hunting adventures in Chile, weird plant adaptations and more.

In the Stars: Astro-Gardening and Horticultural Horoscopes

BotanicaWhat can your zodiac sign tell you about your gardening persona?

Microbial Love: An Earthy Chat With the Land Gardeners

Botanica, HarvestA guide to deep soil appreciation with two of the most fanatical composters we've ever met.

Dancing with Diversity: Climate-Proofing Nardoo Hills Reserve

BotanicaAn innovative and ambitious approach to restoration ecology at Nardoo Hills Bush Heritage reserve

Jeanne Baret’s Bougainvillea

Botanica, CultureThe unusual story of a ubiquitous plant.

Seeking Refuge: How Australian Plants use Soil for Shelter

BotanicaRobert Champion explores the clever fire-shelter tactics of Australian plants.

In a Tangle: the Debate over New Zealand’s Small Leaved Shrubs

BotanicaRobert Champion untangles the mystery of New Zealand's small leaved, divaricating plants.

Bonsai and the Cult of Cute

Botanica, CultureAn exploration of our obsession with the tiny world of bonsai!

A Trillion Trees Can Save the World

Botanica, CultureThe simple solution you can put into action to kick climate change to the curb!