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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Pet Friendly Plants: A Guide

BotanicaA guide to pet friendly plants by Lucy Munro.

Forgotten Garden Corners

BotanicaA tale of mysterious and forgotten spaces in suburban gardens!

Botanical Names are Hot! A Love Letter/Explainer

Botanica, CultureWant to be on trend in 2018? Start learning the language of plants NOW!

Max Out Your Plant Life Balance

BotanicaPlants make you happier and healthier. It's in the science.

The Desert Reborn: Restoring the Mojave in the Middle of Las Vegas

BotanicaAn inspiring tale of the re-birth of a desert landscape by writer Sonja Swanson.

Stefano Mancuso: Behind the Plant Revolution

BotanicaPlants are the answer, according to leading plant scientist and writer Stefano Mancuso.

Naming the Rose

Botanica, Culture“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked. Quite a lot actually, according to Lucy Munro's mother.

Plant Profile: Rosa gallica

BotanicaA rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. Or is it?

Terrifying Plants: Be Scared, Very Scared

BotanicaBe scared of this bunch of bad guys, killers, parasites and two-faced-never-to-be-trusted plants...

Collectors’ Plant Fair is COMING!

BotanicaPut it in your diaries, plant people!

Banking Soil: A Thought Experiment

Botanica, CultureWhat's the real value of the dark, 'dirty' world beneath our feet?

We’re all Made of Dust (An ode to Humus)

Botanica, CultureIn the beginning there was The Word. And that word was Humus.

The Plants we Play

Botanica, CultureAn exploration of the role plants play in the creation of music.

Plant Profile: Selenicereus chrysocardium

BotanicaWe profile the particularly ephemeral fern leaf orchid cactus!

Soil: Nature’s Intestines

BotanicaThe incredible importance of the zombie world beneath our feet.

Brilliant Green: Plant Intelligence Explained

Botanica, CulturePlants are WAY more brilliant than we realise. Be surprised!

Nightshade Flights

Botanica, CultureEscaping with help from the plant kingdom can be dangerous business indeed.

Jellyfish Barges: The Future of Urban Farming?

BotanicaFloating urban farms could just be the future!