Issues

43. Heritage

Humans have been cultivating, growing and nurturing for many thousands of years. This conversation with nature is our heritage, and what a valuable thing it is. This month we’re exploring ideas around handing down knowledge, caring for historic landscapes, and the importance of understanding the past in order to move forward. We’re talking to artists, growers, and garden historians; and are off to Grafton, Glebe and Government House. Join us!

On the Verandah with Peter Watts

PeopleA chat about conservation, integrity and Edna Walling on Peter Watts' back verandah.

SEED: The Untold Story

CultureA new documentary following the defenders of global seed diversity. Watch it!

Trisha Dixon’s Secret Garden

GardensA visit to Trisha Dixon's wild and historic country garden.

The Hunt for Purple November: Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival

CultureA nostalgic and personal celebration of Australia's longest running floral festival.

The Gardens of Government House

GardensTake a tour of the gardens of Sydney's Government House with us!

Naming the Rose

Botanica, Culture“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked. Quite a lot actually, according to Lucy Munro's mother.

From Dunny Lane to Secret Garden

GardensFreya Latona has transformed an inner city dunny lane into a lush, leafy garden.

20 Cheeky Questions: John Pastoriza-Piñol

Art & Design"The more rare, unusual and macabre the plant is the more enduring the influence," says this botanical artist.

Cruden Farm Garden Diaries

GardensThe garden at Cruden Farm was Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's great labour of love.

Mr and Mrs Fancy Plants

PeopleNaomi Savio has a plant named after her! She's basically rockstar plant royalty...

Fiona Brockhoff’s Seaside Rebellion

GardensWe drop in on landscape designer Fiona Brockhoff's gorgeous city garden.

Plant Profile: Rosa gallica

BotanicaA rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. Or is it?

Jess Hood is a Gardener of the Mind

PeopleA wander through one of Australia's oldest native gardens with artist Jess Hood.