Issues

52. Mystery

“At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable,” wrote Thoreau in Walden. Yes, mystery! It’s a rich and beautiful thing, ever-present and never-quite-known. This month we’re exploring the relationship between mystery, nature, people and plants. Meander with us…

The Mysterious Art of Bonsai

Art & DesignLearn about this ancient craft with bonsai legend Jeff Barry of Chojo Feature Trees.

Plant / Life: William Dangar’s Bondi Garden

Gardens, PeopleVisit Sydney landscape landscape designer William Dangar's lush Bondi garden with us!

Forgotten Garden Corners

BotanicaA tale of mysterious and forgotten spaces in suburban gardens!

A Guide to Creating Mystery in the Garden

GardensA chat to two of Australia's foremost garden designers - Michael McCoy and Fiona Brockhoff - about creating mystery in the garden.

The Victorian Language of Flowers

CultureLearn the mysterious language of flowers with us!

Murder in the Garden!

CultureDid you know there's an entire literary sub-genre devoted to crime in the garden?!

Designing with Nature: The 2018 Australian Landscape Conference

GardensAustralia's favourite landscape conference is back in 2018, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers.

How-To Grow Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.)

How-ToA guide to growing air plants with expert Bruce Dunstan.

Dr onacloV and the Mysteries of the Anthropocene

PeopleMeet Dr onacloV - a fascinating woman on the forefront of artistic responses to climate change.

Musing on Nature’s Mysteries as a Pathway to Mindfulness

CultureA celebration of the relationship between mysterious nature and the cultivation of the human spirit.

The Plot Thickens – the Allure of Gardens to Children’s Authors

CultureA writer's musing on the relationship between the magic and mystery of the garden and children's fiction.

Brilliant Green: Plant Intelligence Explained

Botanica, CulturePlants are WAY more brilliant than we realise. Be surprised!