Issues

74. Shadow Play

It can be said our world is cracking, has cracked. One of our worlds, anyway. Darkness seems closer these days, waiting for an opportunity to lurch into frame, clouding familiar views. Strange things happen when worlds crack open. Contrivances evaporate. True things reappear. We reach for the people we love. We hold tight to the things that ground us. We garden.

New Shoots: Bushfire Recovery, One Year on

BotanicaWhat has happened in the forests and on the ground one year on from Australia's Black Summer bushfires?

Australia-first research reveals staggering loss of threatened plants over 20 years

BotanicaWhen it comes to threatened species, charismatic animals usually get the most attention. But many of Australia’s plants are also in grave danger of extinction, and in many cases, the problem is getting worse.

Leaving no Trace: Design as Fertile Practice

Art & DesignWhat if objects were designed as gifts to the world? A provocative essay by the curators of Plant Fever exhibition.

Wonderground Journal: Infrequently Asked Questions

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The Well Gardened Mind

CultureA review of the Well Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith.

Orchid House: Sex and Extinction on the Gold Coast

Art & Design"People seem happy to talk about extinction if it involves a pretty flower."

Work the Soul Must Have: On the Photographs of Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck

Art & DesignTake a stroll through the garden with UK based artist Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck.

Landscape as Protagonist: New Perspectives on Cities and Nature

Art & DesignAn essay by Stéph Donse exploring the complex relationship between cities and nature.

Rest, Repose and Race: Leslie Bennett and Black Sanctuary Gardens

GardensA chat with landscape designer and founder of Black Sanctuary Gardens, Leslie Bennett, about race, visibility and action in the garden.

The New World, Tomatoes and Mortgage Lifters

Botanica, CultureOn tomatoes, discovery and creativity in trying times.

Attention is the Beginning of Devotion

CultureA musing on what it means to pay attention to nature.

Light in the Dark: Photographer Jane Fulton Alt

Art & DesignA chat about landscape, creativity and light with Jane Fulton Alt

The Art of Refusal: Lucienne Rickard’s Extinction Studies

Art & Design, CultureAn extraordinary essay on extinction, art and erasure.

Reilluminate: The Garden at Night

Art & Design, GardensAn interview with Allison Watkins - photographer and night-time garden stalker.

“The still point of the turning world”

CultureA musing by Georgina Reid on the call to garden at times of uncertainty, and always.

A Collection of Odes. To Resilience, Weeds and Wishing Trees

Culture“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh