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Saving The Great Forest

Conversations, EcologyWorld-renowned forest ecologist David Lindenmayer chats with Georgina Reid.

Grow Your own Floral Wonderland

GardensJac Semmler's practical guide to playing with colour, light, texture and flowers in the garden.

Coming to Ground: a chat with Kirsten Bradley

ConversationsPermaculture educator and writer, and co-director of Milkwood, Kirsten Bradley on non-binary thinking and doing.

The Wild Streets of Vancouver

Culture, GardensA city lets its grass grow.

Alive with Rock and Tree

Essays, GardensGeorgina Reid on gardening and love in the Anthropocene.

Tree Songs: Paul Kelly and Siân Darling in conversation

Conversations, CultureWonderground guest poetry editors Paul Kelly and Siân Darling chat with Georgina Reid.

Up the Back

Culture, MemoirAward-winning author Inga Simpson dusts off her wildest self among trampled trees, thistles and birdsong.

The Heart of the Forest: A conversation with David Lindenmayer

Conversations, EcologyWorld-renowned forest ecologist David Lindenmayer chats with Georgina Reid.

Pining for Placefulness

Culture, MemoirRicha Kaul Padte contends with the power of nostalgia.

Tree Rites 

EcologyA new project grows ritual, connection and trees on Sydney’s streets.

Undercurrent

Culture, EcologyTanya Massy walks upstream with Richard Swain, amid questions of custodianship and Country.

Northern Rivers

PoetryA poem by Paul Kelly.

Heredity

PoetryA poem by Thomas Hardy.

Patterns Of Time

Culture, EcologyElla Mudie explores the stories told by tree rings.

Good Country

Agriculture, Ecology, MemoirGeorgina Reid remembers a childhood planting trees.

Acts Of Co-Creation

Art & DesignArtist Sammy Hawker gives voice and visual expression to the more-than-human worlds that vibrate around, and with, us.

Gardening The Silence

Culture, Essays, MemoirJane Gleeson-White faces dark histories of war and trauma with help from an olive tree.

Root and Branch

Art & DesignNeha Kale profiles three artists who re-imagine ideas of kinship and ask us to look closely at ties that bind.

Karnpuka

Botanica, CultureZena Cumpston explores the power of plants to open up connections to Country, culture and ancestral knowledge.

Laws of Nature

CultureJess Bineth talks power and possibility with a lawyer on a mission to gain legal protection for Australia’s natural wonders.

Tiny Tree Tales

BotanicaSix short stories about trees.

Song of Myself, Section 52

PoetryA poem by Walt Whitman, introduced by Siân Darling.

Migrants

Botanica, EcologyStéph Donse questions of trees and family, movement and meaning.

Know your (Black) Garden History

GardensAbra Lee finds freedom, sorority and affirmation in Black horticultural stories.

Canoe

PoetryA poem by Ali Cobby Eckerman. Introduced by Paul Kelly.

Tree Talk

CultureJeff Perry converses with trees.

Wonderground Issue Four

CultureFind out more about Wonderground Issue Four.

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.

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.

Scent and Memory

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

Between the Lines

CultureAn inexhaustive exploration of line and desire.

Paths of Least Resistance: A Conversation With Teresa Moller

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

The Pleasure Garden of the Living and Dead

Culture, GardensEcosexuality and Derek Jarman's garden.

The Collector

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

Conversations with Plants

BotanicaEvolutionary biologist Monica Gagliano tunes into the desires of plants.

Love Letters to Country

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

phosphorescence

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

A Forestless Path

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

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.

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.

Get Lost!

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

Gardening. Radicalised

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

Knowing River

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

Other-Motherhood

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

Gaining Ground

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

The Well of Grief

PoetryA poem by David Whyte.

Sea Wolf

FictionNew fiction by award-winning author Inga Simpson.

Keeping Track

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

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.

The Lost Flora

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

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

Memories of Soil

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

Making Meaning not Mulch

BotanicaDavid Godshall chats with tree death-walker Jeff Perry.

Listening to Land

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

The Beauty and the Terror

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

Farming Futures: A Conversation with Bruce Pascoe

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

The Poem that Saved a Forest

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

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

Welcome to the Planthroposcene: A Conversation with Natasha Myers

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

A Tree and a Boat

PoetryA poem by Tony Birch.

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.