Culture

‘The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.’ – Stanley Kunitz

Here, we explore the nuances of the relationship between humans and the natural world. We share provocative ideas and thoughtful opinions, and ask plenty of questions about what it means to be here, now.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

CultureFind out more about our new website design and re-branding

A Guide to Creating a Garden of Erotic Delights

Culture, GardensDesign a garden with sexy times in mind!

Jeanne Baret’s Bougainvillea

Botanica, CultureThe unusual story of a ubiquitous plant.

Beauty and Courage: Thoughts on Life, Gardens and the Human Spirit

Culture, GardensThere is a garden near artist Katherine Throne's home that borders on bedlam...

Awakening the Activist: Right Here, Right Now

CultureWriter Freya Latona on what it means to be an environmental activist, right here, right now.

Written in the Trees: The Roots of Arborglyphs

CultureAn exploration of the history of human mark-making on trees.

A Life Without Bugs is no Life at all

CultureA chat with an etomologist about all things insects - their decline, importance, and how to help.

Bonsai and the Cult of Cute

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

Say My Name: On Speaking the Indigenous Names of Plants

CultureGeorgina Reid on what it might mean to speak the indigenous names of plants.

A Trillion Trees Can Save the World

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

On Politics, Love and Climate Change

CultureAn essay on finding common ground.

From Control to Connection: A New Ethos of Care

CultureAn essay by Georgina Reid exploring an alternate way to care.

The Past, the Present and the Garden

CultureFreya Latona explores the role of nostalgia in garden making.

Out of the Ashes: Fire as a Tool of Cultivation and Care

CultureLeading Australian voices Kate Cullity, Charles Massy, Lesley Patterson & Michelle McKemey on fire ecology in Australia.

Whose Tree is it Anyway?

CultureOn trees and humans co-existing in urban areas. And an elegy.

Gardener with a Capital G: How Words Shape Values

CultureAn essay by Jennifer Jewell on valuing, and encouraging, gardeners.

Where’s a Gardener When you Need One?

CultureOn choosing a career in gardening and horticulture.

The Last Glimpse of Garden: Landscapes and Death

CultureOn seeing plants as partners on the wheel of life and death.