Issues

49. Wild

It’s wild out there, and that’s the way we like it. This month we’re scrambling through the undergrowth, swinging from vines and getting lost in the wilderness. We’re talking renegade gardens, playing with a new virtual reality plant app, pondering the healing power of wilderness, and chatting to designers and artists about their wild work with plants. And much more. Join our wild ride!

Waterfall Cottage: An Enchanted Garden

GardensWe visit an enchanting Sydney garden, complete with it's own waterfall!

How-To: Embroidered Plant Patches

How-ToWear your garden (and heart) on your sleeve!

Open House, Open Garden

GardensWe swing by landscape designer Phillip Wither's garden at this year's The Design Files Open House.

The Dirt: Janet Laurence

Gardens, PeopleA chat about plants, politics and hope with highly acclaimed Australian artist Janet Laurence.

Wilderness and Garden-Making, Post-Internet

GardensDavid Godshall riffs on the relationship between wilderness and garden making, pre and post internet.

Kids Gone Wild: Nature Play in the City

GardensA new nature playground has just opened in Sydney's Centennial Park. It's wild!

Helene Schmitz and the Sublime Power of Nature

Art & DesignPhotographer Helene Schmitz's work explores the complex and often violent relationship between humans and the natural world.

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.

Claire Takacs’ World Tour of Wild Gardens

GardensCheck out 10 of the world's most wildly beautiful gardens with photographer Claire Takacs.

Painting Lila’s Garden

Art & DesignArtist Samantha Dennison has turned neighbourhood flower thieving into an art form.

Designer Profile: Xanthe White

Art & Design, GardensFind out more about this talented and passionate NZ garden designer's work, design philosophy and more.

Max Out Your Plant Life Balance

BotanicaPlants make you happier and healthier. It's in the science.