Issues

70. Taking Shelter

What a word. Shelter can be as grand as a palace or as prosaic as a cardboard box. It can be a forest or a flower; a wall or an idea; a simple human touch or an entire community. A garden, nearly always, is a shelter both physical and metaphysical. Take refuge with us as we ponder what it means to create a place to be at home, for ourselves and others.

Designer Profile: Juan Grimm

Art & Design, GardensWe chat with one of South America's most outstanding landscape designers, Juan Grimm.

Awakening the Activist: Right Here, Right Now

CultureWriter Freya Latona on what it means to be an environmental activist, right here, right now.

Plant / Life: Lyle Filippe of Roraima Nursery

Gardens, PeopleA visit to the garden and nursery of a self-confessed plant hoarder.

Coming Home: The art of Tamara Dean

Art & DesignTamara's photographic work explores beautiful ways of saying painful things.

Seeking Refuge: How Australian Plants use Soil for Shelter

BotanicaRobert Champion explores the clever fire-shelter tactics of Australian plants.

Audacious Gardening: On Daring to Care

GardensA personal essay on life and gardening by Georgina Reid.

Written in the Trees: The Roots of Arborglyphs

CultureAn exploration of the history of human mark-making on trees.

Life Lessons: Florist Melanie Stapleton

PeopleA chat about life, family and flowers with the founder of Melbourne florist, Cecilia Fox.

Design and Life: Xanthe White, Miguel Urquijo and Phillip Johnson

Art & Design, GardensThree outstanding designers with a deep appreciation for and reverence of the natural world.