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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Talking Shop: Lisa Lockhart from Garden Objects

Art & Design, Culture, GoodsA chat with the co-creator of one of our favourite online garden ware stores, Garden Objects.

A Home Among the Gum Trees: the Pull of the Treechange

CultureFreya Latona muses on our innate desire to find home amongst nature.

Redefining our Animal Nature

CultureFreya Latona suggests it's time to redefine our animal nature as a means of re-connecting with the natural world.

The Human Animal and the Garden. Why?

CultureWhat drives us to create gardens?

The Victorian Language of Flowers

CultureLearn the mysterious language of flowers with us!

Murder in the Garden!

CultureDid you know there's an entire literary sub-genre devoted to crime in the garden?!

Musing on Nature’s Mysteries as a Pathway to Mindfulness

CultureA celebration of the relationship between mysterious nature and the cultivation of the human spirit.

The Plot Thickens – the Allure of Gardens to Children’s Authors

CultureA writer's musing on the relationship between the magic and mystery of the garden and children's fiction.

On Identity and Gardening

CultureNatasha Grogan found her true identity in the garden.

Botanical Names are Hot! A Love Letter/Explainer

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

Wild: the Healing Relationship Between Nature and Grief

CultureWriter Freya Latona explores the healing power of nature in the face of human suffering and grief.

In Linnaeus’ Garden: What We are Made of Will Make Something Else

Art & Design, CultureArtist Penelope Aitken went to Sweden to imbibe Carl Linnaeus.

Nature as Metaphor

CultureAn exploration of nature's gentle spiritual teachings on the human capacity for renewal by Freya Latona.

The Art of Frugal Hedonism

CultureBecome a frugal hedonist and be free!

Thrift is my Middle Name

CultureGeorgina Reid's life of thrift.

The Nature of Revolution

CultureClimate change, humans and a big fat green revolution. It's time.

New Shoots: Plants, Poetry and Place

CultureA garden of poems is sprouting in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens this spring

A Fertile Yarra: Celebrating a Revolutionary Gardener

CultureIn Melbourne’s inner north in early 2017, a whole community was mourning an exceptional gardener and activist.