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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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.

Tulipomania: A Tale of Obsession, Greed and Flowers

Botanica, CultureThat time when tulips were more expensive than houses.

River Diaries: A Book in a Boatshed and Pondering Place

CultureA musing on the power of place, and news of a Planthunter book.

Wild Motherhood (Orchid Hunting in Cyprus)

CultureA tale of orchid hunting in Cyprus with a baby botanist.

Ecosexuality: Earth as Lover, not Mother

CultureBe an ecosexual. Love the earth.

The Lusty Origin Story of Perfume

CultureStick your nose into ancient stories of scent.