Wonderground Print Journal

Wonderground, a biannual print journal dedicated to nature writing, asks questions of country and culture, people and place, politics and plants. It is the physical manifestation of The Planthunter digital platform.

Wonderground is published by The Planthunter team and features essays, long-form interviews, poetry and profiles by local and international emerging writers, big thinkers and unexpected experts.

Printed on 100% recycled paper, Wonderground is an independent publication driven by values, purpose, and a commitment to producing meaningful and important content. Read more about Wonderground’s vision and values here.

In each issue, Wonderground partners with a not-for-profit organisation to help tell their story and raise awareness of their work. Bush Heritage Australia is Wonderground’s inaugural Community Partner.

Wonderground Issue One: Arise and Shine

Release date: 15 March, 2021


Welcome to the Planthroposcene. Some things, like gardening, come late. Others, like Country, are always there. Ecological anger management. Gardening as freedom. If the soil could speak, ‘unprecedented’ would not be in its vocabulary. Crime pays but botany doesn’t. Farming Indigenous food plants. New artistic relations with nature. Writing and gardening, seeing and being. Landscape architecture as stewardship. Legacy, love and farming. The poem that saved a forest. Ecological restoration, extinction and 40,000 trees. Making meaning not mulch.

Wonderground Issue One Contributors: Tony Birch, Alisa Bryce, Zena Cumpston, Thomas Doxiadis, David Godshall, Neha Kale, Freya Latona, Charles Massy, Tanya Massy, Rachael Mead, Natasha Myers, David Newsom, Shin Yu Pai, Bruce Pascoe, Dan Pearson, Jeff Perry, Georgina Reid, Holly Ringland, Félix de Rosen, Rachel Pimm, Jacqueline Suskin, Linda Tegg, Nicholas William Thompson, Thomas Woltz.

Wonderground Issue Two will be released in October 2021


(Wonderground has sold out in our online shop but still may be available through one of our stockists)


New South Wales

Ariel booksellers, Darlinghurst

Bookoccino, Avalon

Garden Life, St Peters

Koskela, Rosebery

Potts Point Bookshop, Potts Point

Wax Lyrical, Berry


Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

Fitzroy Nursery, Fitzroy

Tribe, Castlemaine

South Australia

Emma Sadie Thomson, Adelaide


Plant Material, Los Angeles, USA

Wilder Land, Amsterdam, Netherlands

To inquire about stocking Wonderground journal, please email [email protected]

Watch Welcome to the Wonderground, a short video introduction to Wonderground Journal, by Will Reid here.