Georgina Reid

Georgina Reid is a writer and designer, and the founding editor of The Planthunter. In addition to editing The Planthunter, Georgina contributes to a range of design and culture publications and speaks regularly about her work. Georgina’s first book, The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos, and Plants was released in Australia by Thames and Hudson in 2018, and in the USA by Timber Press in 2019.

 

Jac Semmler’s Mad Perennial Garden

GardensJac Semmler has created a perennial wonderland in suburban Melbourne. A bit of whimsy, a bunch of madness and a lot of fun!

Designing Abundance with Claudia West

Art & Design, PeopleA conversation with trailblazing landscape architect and ecological design advocate, Claudia West

A Smorgasbord of Beautiful Madness

GardensTake a wander around a collection of wondrous, wild and joyful gardens.

Seven Billion Burnt Trees

BotanicaA conversation about plants and bushfire with Brett Summerell, Chief Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Breathing Fire

CultureAn essay by Georgina Reid exploring questions of relationship and imagination in the wake of the Australian bushfires.

Stefan Burger is a Cacti Chaser

BotanicaStefan is the real, spiky, deal. We chat with him about his cacti hunting adventures in Chile, weird plant adaptations and more.

Poem: This Here, This Now

CultureA poem by Georgina Reid.

Musk Cottage: Rick Eckersley’s Rogue Garden

GardensAcclaimed Australian garden designer Rick Eckersley is a rogue. So is his garden. So is his upcoming book.

Nocturnal Medicine: Dancing in the Dark

Art & DesignAn interview with Michelle Shofet and Larissa Belcic of New York based design studio, Nocturnal Medicine

#70: Light Years

From The EditorTime and transformation, darkness and illumination, mystery and magic. This month we’re shining bright. We’re exploring…

Microbial Love: An Earthy Chat With the Land Gardeners

Botanica, HarvestA guide to deep soil appreciation with two of the most fanatical composters we've ever met.

What Tree Will You Be When You Die?

CultureCreating new life from death with memorial forests.

On the Other Side of Loss Lies Love

CultureA personal exploration of the relationship between ecological grief and transformation by Georgina Reid

Colleen Southwell’s Art Grows From the Garden

Art & Design"I am unashamedly hoping to create work that is beautiful, contemplative and uplifting. I want it to speak, but with an optimistic, inquisitive and gentle voice."

#69: DYING TO LIVE

From The EditorThe fecund aliveness of the compost heap. The graceful release of red leaves in autumn. The awe of being alive and the mystery of death. We’re going there. Ghost gardens and plant genetics. Grief and medicine. Natural burial and backyard farms. Take our hand and wander into the darkness/light with us.

Plants are not Objects: A Spiky Photo Essay

GardensA visit to the Huntington Desert Garden and a lesson in non-objectification of plants.

Life is Complicated and Mysterious and Dogmatism is Boring

GardensOn making unconstrained, ecologically rich, meaningful and beautiful gardens

Plant / Life: Will Studd’s Edible Wonderland

GardensInternational cheese man Will Studd is a VERY passionate vegetable gardener.