Issues

23. Desire

Desire has fuelled humanity’s most astounding highs and devastating lows. Without the desire for understanding we wouldn’t have a system for classifying plants, we wouldn’t have gardens without the desire for beauty, yet without the desire for money and power our world would be in a much better state than it is now. It’s SUCH an interesting word!

On Seeing (Or Why The Planthunter Exists)

CultureNature. It's simple and complex and fragile. And it's why The Planthunter exists.

RECIPE: Chard & Chorizo Pie

HarvestA deliciously cheesy recipe from Rohan Anderson's new book, A Year of Practiculture.

The Dirt: Alan & Jill Collins

Gardens, PeopleAn interview with a pair of octogenarian plant collectors.

Plant /Life: Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory

Gardens, PeopleA fantasy land of horticultural delight!

Foliage Fantasies

CultureOur readers share their ultimate outdoor love making fantasies!

Natural Desires: The Olmsted Brothers & the Greening of Seattle

Art & DesignAn exploration of the lasting legacy of landscape architects the Olmstead Brothers in greening the city of Seattle.

First Date? Get Outside. Go!

CultureOur list of over 30 great outdoor places to take a first date.

Objects of Desire: Salmiana, Mexico

PeopleAn interview with plant obsessed creative Juliana de Lasse of Salmiana, Mexico City.

Practical Tips For Outdoor Sexy Times

CultureGetting it on outdoors doesn't always end triumphantly. Here are our tips for a winning romp!

20 Cheeky Questions: Rohan Anderson

PeopleRohan Anderson has a problem with industrialised food. And nose hair.

Shona Wilson: Collaborations with Nature

Art & DesignArtist Shona Wilson's chief collaborator is nature. They're a match made in heaven!

Interview: Furniture Designer Stuart Williams

PeopleAn interview with Stuart Williams of Touching Space, a furniture, object and lighting design studio in Tasmania.

Love Lessons From a Callistemon

CultureWriter Katrien Pickles on the evolution of her relationship from a seedling to a forest.

Desire Survey: Getting it on, Outside!

CultureWhat was your most memorable outdoor lovin' experience? Our readers tell all.

Sir Joseph Banks: Botanical Rock Star or Bastard?

Botanica, CultureWas Sir Joseph Banks a botanical rock star or a 'cantankerous old bastard'? You decide.