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How-To: Propagating Native Plants with Nancy Shaw

How-ToIf you’re looking for magic in your life, look no further than vegetative propagation.

Regeneration: Bringing the World back to Life

Culture, EcologyFind out more about regenerative thinking - why it's important, and where to start.

A Garden Made by Hands, Skunks and Fungi

GardensVisit an experimental Los Angeles garden that is constantly un-designing itself.

On a Quiet Day, I Can Hear Her Breathing: Photography by Rae Begley

Art & DesignA new photographic series by Rae Begley capturing the breath, beauty and fragility of planet Earth.

Indoctrinated by Plants

Botanica, CultureDiving into psychedelic medicine via profiles of three common, natural sources of psychedelics. By Liam Engel and Prue Gibson.

The World we Make: A Musing on Place and Belonging

CultureWhat does it take to fall in love with place, asks Annabel Boyer.

Fiona Brockhoff: Why Garden?

GardensAcclaimed Australian landscape designer Fiona Brockhoff on why she gardens.

Cutting Back: Pruning for Renewal

How-ToGarden queen Jac Semmer shares expert advice on winter pruning for health and renewal.

Keeper of Place

PeopleLearned student and gentle teacher Mark Parre has dedicated his life to care, curiosity and growth.

The Pleasure Garden of the Living and Dead

Culture, GardensEcosexuality and Derek Jarman's garden.

Scent and Memory

Culture, MemoirOur sense of smell tethers us unconsciously and elusively to people, places and our past. How? Why?

Paths of Least Resistance: A Conversation With Teresa Moller

Art & Design, ConversationsAcclaimed Chilean landscape architect Teresa Moller chats with Georgina Reid.

Between the Lines

CultureAn inexhaustive exploration of line and desire.

Beach Beat (Public Acts of Indecency)

PoetryNew poetry by Scott-Patrick Mitchell.

A Line Across the Deep

CultureThe courage and patience required to make art can be found in unlikely places.

Reckoning with Marianne North

Art & Design, CultureChristin Geall reflects on privilege, art and plants.

Flight Paths

EcologyThe lines that mark movement of animals and plants across landscapes are mysterious and long misunderstood. What can we learn about our world and ourselves if we pay them attention?

Tracing the Sky: Ornithographies by Xavi Bou

Art & Design, EcologySpanish photographer Xavi Bou makes visible the invisible movements of birds in the sky.

The Collector

Agriculture, CultureNikolaj Vavilov lived, and died, for diversity.

Love Letters to Country

Culture, PeopleGamilaraay writer Marika Duczynski yarns with Wiradjuri artist, poet and author Jazz Money about language and Country.

A Forestless Path

Culture, Ecology'I wonder whether I walked through a forest at all.' Courtney Adamson comes to ground in a desecrated landscape.

phosphorescence

Poetry16.06.2022 Words by Jazz Money Images by Daniel Shipp Issue 3Poetry…

Choreographing Desire

Agriculture, EcologyHow can land be managed in a way that liberates, not smothers, ecological processes?

Labour Relations

CultureRecognising the value of life-supporting work in the home and garden.

The Wild Streets of Vancouver

Culture, GardensA city lets its grass grow.

Conversations with Plants

BotanicaEvolutionary biologist Monica Gagliano tunes into the desires of plants.

Site Unseen

Art & DesignThree artists speak about how the land we live on is cleaved by borders or shaped by colonial desires.

Ogmographia

PoetryA poem by India Flint.

Audacious Gardening: On Daring to Care

GardensTo be a gardener is to care deeply, inclusively and audaciously for the world outside our homes and our heads.

The Law of the Land

Culture, EcologyWorking towards legal ancestral personhood for Martuwarra, the Fitzroy River.

Desire Lines: An Introduction to Issue Three

CultureA sneak peek into Wonderground Issue Three, due for release in early June 2022.

Subscribe to Wonderground and WIN!

CultureA most excellent giveaway.

Hot Tips: Planting, Transplanting and Dividing Plants

How-ToOur horticultural queen Jac Semmler has a guide to planting, transplanting and dividing plants - the perfect Autumn garden job!

The Garden Pushes Back

GardensAn excerpt from James Golden's new book, The View from Federal Twist.

The Well of Grief

PoetryA poem by David Whyte.

Knowing River

Culture, EssaysMarika Duczynski gets to know Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River.

Other-Motherhood

Culture, MemoirGeorgina Reid discovers what it really means to care.

Sea Wolf

FictionNew fiction by award-winning author Inga Simpson.

Gaining Ground

Agriculture, MemoirElizabeth Farrelly discovers the reality of life on the land.

Gardening. Radicalised

Art & Design, Conversations, GardensDavid Godshall chats with Georgina Reid about remaking landscape architecture.

Get Lost!

Culture, MemoirArtist Clare James on the joys of going off track.

Keeping Track

Culture, EssaysDavid Whitworth explores new and old ways of seeing nature.

The Lost Flora

Art & Design, Culture, EssaysWhat can the stories of plants teach us about living with extinction?

The Everybody Ensemble

EssaysNew writing by award-winning author Amy Leach

She Rests Under the Oleanders

Gardens, MemoirCamille Roulière tastes loss and love in the garden.

Miss Galbraith and I

Memoir, PeopleOne book has a profound effect on Michael McCoy

Adventureland

PoetryA poem by Monique Germon.

Earth Works

Art & DesignNeha Kale uncovers fertile ground in the art of Agnes Denes, Nicole Foreshew and Asad Raza.

In Praise of Quiet Landscapes

Art & Design, GardensGardening can be about seeing as much as making, suggests Georgina Reid.

My Pal Mel: An Ecstatic Encounter with an Endangered Plant

BotanicaRobert Champion makes friends with an endangered plant.

Full Stop

Culture, MemoirTim Rushby-Smith learns a new way of being in nature.

Minding the Garden

Conversations, Culture, GardensPsychiatrist, gardener and author Sue-Stuart Smith in conversation with Georgina Reid

Listening to Land

AgricultureIdeas of legacy, transformation and love with regenerative farmer and author Charles Massy and his daughter Tanya.

Making Meaning not Mulch

BotanicaDavid Godshall chats with tree death-walker Jeff Perry.

Memories of Soil

BotanicaIf soil could speak, 'unprecedented' would not be in its vocabulary.

Farming Futures: A Conversation with Bruce Pascoe

Agriculture, ConversationsA conversation with Bruce Pascoe about farming indigenous food plants.

The Beauty and the Terror

EssaysWriting and gardening, seeing and being. An essay by Georgina Reid.

The Art of Nature

Art & DesignNeha Kale meets four artists exploring new relations with nature.

How to Build the Alps

PoetryA poem by Rachael Mead

A Tree and a Boat

PoetryA poem by Tony Birch.

The Poem that Saved a Forest

CulturePoet Jacqueline Suskin on questions of time, transformation and activism.

Welcome to the Planthroposcene: A Conversation with Natasha Myers

Conversations, CultureCultural anthropologist Natasha Myers chats with Georgina Reid about growing new worlds.

On Country

Culture, MemoirSome things, like gardening, come late. Others, like Country, are always there, according to Zena Cumpston.

Echeveria

PoetryA poem by Shin Yu Pai.

Bowerbirds

FictionShort fiction by award-winning author Holly Ringland.

River Red

Essays, MemoirThe fight to save an ancient tree amid a Black Summer firestorm.

She-Oaked Shores

PoetryA poem by Dakota Feirer

Nurturing Nature: School-Based Nature Education

Culture, EssaysGrowing connections beyond the classroom with school-based nature education programs.

River Garden Diaries: An Aesthetic of Care

Culture, GardensGeorgina Reid explores explore an aesthetic of care that moves beyond the human as source and beneficiary of action. A de-centring of human desire in the garden.

Gardening as Freedom: A Conversation with Dan Pearson

Conversations, GardensA conversation with landscape designer and writer Dan Pearson.

Crime Pays but Botany Doesn’t

Botanica, Culture, PeopleFelix de Rosen roams the streets with Youtube botanist Joey Santore

Introduction: Wonderground Issue One

CultureAn introduction to the inaugural issue of Wonderground journal, by editor Georgina Reid.

Introduction: Wonderground Issue Two

UncategorizedAn introduction to Wonderground Issue Two, by editor Georgina Reid.

A Message From the Flood Zone

CultureThe NSW floods are a call to take action on climate change, writes Anna Rose.

The Garden as Ecological Island

GardensCan a suburban garden become an ecological island? NZ artist Michael Shepherd finds out.

A Remnant of Rainforest

CultureWriter Freya Latona finds respite in a patch of remnant rainforest.

Deity, Demon or Somewhere In-between: Eucalyptus Trees in California

Botanica, CultureJeff Perry explores the complex story of gum trees in California.

Saving Grace: Bill Henson Moves his Childhood Garden

Culture, GardensBill Henson moves his late mother's garden, before the bulldozers arrive.

Shared Pleasures: The Joys of Other Peoples’ Gardens

GardensPlant-a-holic Jac Semmler is in love with visiting other peoples' gardens.

The Dwindling Glades of Gondwana

Botanica, CultureEssayist Peter Grant on the plight of Tasmania's endemic, and imperilled, Pencil Pine.

Growing the Future: A Conversation with Lille Madden

CultureLille Madden is a climate activist, bird nerd and the First Nations Director at Groundswell Giving.

Gardening as Surrender

PeopleA conversation with garden designer and author Richard Unsworth of Garden Life.

Introducing Wonderground Issue Two: LOST

CultureFind out more about Wonderground Issue Two.

Transformative Landscapes: Brooklyn Naval Cemetery Landscape

GardensA Nelson Byrd Woltz designed public space by in New York is created for contemplation and connection.

River Diaries: Getting Lost in the Issue

CultureA behind-the-scenes peek into the process of making Wonderground Issue Two.

Transformative Landscapes: Wild Yards Project

GardensCreate a biodiverse, beautiful and compassionate garden, wherever you live.

Transformative Landscapes: Landscapes of Cohabitation

Art & Design, Gardens'The idea of creation is beautiful, and the human species is capable of so much creation. But an existing climate and ecosystem, it’s not a blank page’ - Thomas Doxiadis

Ecological Anger Management

GardensBreathing new life into a neglected Los Angeles park, one plot at a time.

Decolonising a Caribbean Garden

GardensGardener and artist Ernesto Pujol on designing and tending a decolonised Puerto Rico garden.

Dirt is Good: Notes on Gardening in Australia

Culture, GardensAuthor Belinda Probert on growing a connection to her adopted country via gardening.

Soils of Substance: A Guide by Jac Semmler

How-ToOur resident horticultural expert digs deep (geddit?) into the science of good garden soil.

Kate Seddon’s Glorious Gardens

Art & Design, GardensMeet Kate Seddon, a Melbourne landscape designer with a penchant for plants.

Backyard Adventuring with Filmmaker Beau Miles

PeopleBeau Miles's exploits include sleeping in ancient gum trees, walking 90km to walk and eating 191 cans of beans. Tanya Patrick finds out more about this curious backyard adventurer.

You’ll Never Plough a Field by Turning it Over in Your Mind

CultureWhat we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. An excerpt from Matthew Evan's new book, Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy.

Kate Friend’s Botanical Portraits

Art & DesignBritish photographer Kate Friend's new series explores the relationship between people and their plants.

Designer Profile: Peter Shaw

Art & Design, GardensA garden ramble with designer Peter Shaw on Victoria's Surf Coast.

Tall Tree Tales: Inga Simpson’s Book of Australian Trees

CultureInga Simpson's Book of Australian Trees brings the forest to the living room and classroom, helping kids see the leafy life around us.

Caroline Rothwell’s Infinite Herbarium

Art & DesignAn interview with Sydney based visual artist Caroline Rothwell about plants, art, and painting with carbon emissions.

Growing Compost and Community

CultureHannah Churton started a street composting hub during the COVID-19 lockdown, diverting over two tonnes of food waste from landfill and growing strong community connections. A gorgeous story.