Issues

41. Play

Play. What a word, what an idea! What fun, what joy. What? Play is such a rich and important aspect of our existence but the older we get, the more often it’s seen as frivolous, time-wasting and unimportant. No, no, no! We’ll fiddle with this idea on TPH this month with a gorgeous collection of stories about plants, people, and play. Play along with us.

Collectors’ Plant Fair is COMING!

BotanicaPut it in your diaries, plant people!

Make a Nature Mobile with Beci Orpin

How-ToCraft Queen Beci Orpin shows us how to bring the beauty of nature indoors.

Make an Indoor Jungle Jar Garden

How-ToWant more plants indoors? Grow a jar jungle, in water. Now!

20 Cheeky Questions: Phillip Withers

PeopleA cheeky chat with Melbourne based landscape designer Philip Withers.

Simon Rickard is a Player

PeopleMeet Simon Rickard - baroque bassoonist, passionate gardener and duck fancier.

Play Date with Natasha Grogan

People"It's in play that children find their confidence, their imagination and their passions," says Natasha Grogan.

Banking Soil: A Thought Experiment

Botanica, CultureWhat's the real value of the dark, 'dirty' world beneath our feet?

The Dirt: Simon and Anna Ainsworth

PeopleThe owners of Eden Gardens are passionate about plants, community engagement and business.

Botanical Harmony: The Interplay Between Plants and Music

CultureCan playing music to your plants make them happy?

Painting Plants: Elizabeth Barnett

Art & DesignElizabeth Barnett plays with plants and paint.

Plant / Life: Robyn Prent

Gardens, PeopleCheck out this playful perennial garden in Melbourne!

Exploring the Street Gardens of Tokyo

GardensPhotographer Jessie Webb captures the street gardens of Tokyo on film.

The Plants we Play

Botanica, CultureAn exploration of the role plants play in the creation of music.

Kids DIY: Make a Coral Reef Garden

How-ToLinda Ross shares a playful, planty, kids project.