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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On Being a Settler Gardener

CultureAn honest and personal interrogation of what it means to be a settler gardener in Australia by Annie Farrell.

Seeing the Jungle for the Trees

CultureIs it time we changed the way we depict jungles, from places of fear to reverence?

Horticultural Therapy: Finding Ground in Nature

Botanica, CultureKathryn Tam takes us on a mindfulness walk in the New York Botanical Gardens.

Mind your Words. Because they Matter

CultureA musing on language, landscape, nature and words.

Gumnut, Baby

CultureAn ode to the great Australian gumnut.

Madness and Wonder: An Excerpt from The Gardener’s Year

Botanica, CultureAn excerpt from Karel Čapek's glorious book, The Gardener's Year

Nature as Muse: Landscapes that Inspired Literature

CultureLandscape and literature - a match made in heaven!

Weeds Might Save the World

CultureWeeds are valuable resources in the age of the Anthropocene.

The Night Gardeners: A Short Story

CultureA magical tale about cultivating beauty in an abandoned garden.

The Way of the Gardener

CultureWe're killing our world. This is why love, and gardening, matters.

The World’s Ugliest Plants

Botanica, CultureIs a gerbera uglier than a penis shaped plant that stinks of rotting meat?

The Planthunter Book: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Dirty Laundry

CultureWe made a book! Read the ugly/beautiful truth about it here.

Losing the Plot: the role of plants in preserving healthy minds

CultureWhat role can plants play in stimulating brain function? Caitlin McAtomney finds out...

The Lore of the Land: Weather Forecasting with Nature

CultureExploring the ancient craft of predicting weather events by reading the landscape and the skies.

The Octopus’s Gardener: Growing Coral Reefs in the Gili Islands

CultureJust off the coast of Indonesia, a passionate team of coral gardeners are growing new ways to fight the war on ocean pollution.

My Family Tree Grows Through the Roof of Nana’s Garage

CultureA tale of family, nostalgia and Nana Eileen's huge old oak tree.

My Dad Bill, the Tree Planting Obsessive

CultureA story of a man, his spirit level and a tree museum.

Gamma Gardens: Atomic Plant Breeding

CultureLiberty Lawson explores the fascinating phenomena of post Cold War atomic gardening.