Issues

55. Abandon

Let go! Jump! Fly! Garden with abandon, live with abandon, dream with abandon. This month we’re letting go of life, ideas, places and things whilst embracing life, ideas, places and things (and plants, always plants). It’ll be liberating. Join us.

A Tropical Brisbane Garden Wonderland

GardensA visit to Sebastian Di Mauro's glorious tropical garden in Brisbane.

Inga Simpson is a Writer and Woman of the Trees

PeopleFreya Latona chats with Inga Simpson about her latest book, Understory.

Abandoned Garden Anarchy

BotanicaWhat happens to a garden when it’s left to its own devices? Anarchy, of course.

The Dirt: Barry Kable

Gardens, PeopleMeet Australia's most enthusiastic truck driver turned plant collector!

Plant Chat: Thomas Denning

PeopleA chat with the man behind one of our favourite instagram feeds: @t_h_o_m_a_s

Suburban Parks as Native Plant Refuges

BotanicaHow closely have you looked at the plants in your local park lately?

Abandon Floral Foam. NOW!

Culture#nofloralfoam. Get on board.

The Bold and Beautiful Ceramics of Elnaz Nourizadeh

Art & DesignWe chat with Elnaz about her process, ideas and transitioning from Iran to Melbourne.

Aphids and Abandon: A Surprising Tale

BotanicaMother Nature always has a few surprises up her sleeve!

Plant/Life: Sean Cook

Gardens, PeopleThe lush inner city garden of leading Sydney florist, Sean Cook of Mr Cook.

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

PeopleAn immersive and compelling documentary about the Dutch master of planting design.

Abandon and Opportunity in the Veggie Garden

BotanicaA tale of hope and in the wake of garden destruction (by rats!).

Life, Death and Mandalas: Lessons from Flowers

CultureAn incredible story of love, loss and healing through flowers. Read it!

A Guide to Growing Native House Plants

BotanicaLearn how to grow native Australian plants and trees indoors!