SUBSCRIBE

Gardens

‘…a garden is fundamentally a place for use by people. It is not a static picture created in plants…’ – John Brooks

We love nothing more than hunting out the most interesting, loved, and beautiful gardens around the world and sharing them with you! From humble suburban gardens to cactus collectors in rural Victoria and jungle gardens in Mexico, we’ve got your green needs covered.

224 Results

Fiona Brockhoff: Why Garden?

GardensAcclaimed Australian landscape designer Fiona Brockhoff on why she gardens.

The Pleasure Garden of the Living and Dead

Culture, GardensEcosexuality and Derek Jarman's garden.

The Wild Streets of Vancouver

Culture, GardensA city lets its grass grow.

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 Garden Pushes Back

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

Gardening. Radicalised

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

She Rests Under the Oleanders

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

In Praise of Quiet Landscapes

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

Minding the Garden

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

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.

The Garden as Ecological Island

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

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.

Transformative Landscapes: Brooklyn Naval Cemetery Landscape

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

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.

Kate Seddon’s Glorious Gardens

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

Designer Profile: Peter Shaw

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

River Garden Diaries: Playing in the Layers

Culture, GardensA musing by Georgina Reid on gardening in the space between knowledge and intuition.

The Garden as Breath: A Sydney Garden Designed by Spirit Level

GardensA visit to an austere Sydney garden in a spectacular bushland setting.

Book Review: Spirit of the Garden

GardensA new book by Trisha Dixon explores the elusive essence of gardens and landscapes.

Dig in: A New Gardening Column by Jac Semmler

GardensJac Semmler kills plants, and she's our newest gardening columnist.

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.

Reilluminate: The Garden at Night

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

The Value of Front Gardens in a Pandemic, and Always

GardensAn ode to the importance of front gardens in challenging times.

Plant / Life: Artist Lily Langham’s Incredible Country Garden

GardensLily's garden will knock your socks off. A brilliant cure for isolation blues.

Grasping at Order: In the Garden, in the Mind

GardensA musing on the complexity of gardening in a pandemic.

Jac Semmler’s Mad Perennial Garden

GardensJac Semmler has created a perennial wonderland in suburban Melbourne. A bit of whimsy, a bunch of madness and a lot of fun!

A Smorgasbord of Beautiful Madness

GardensTake a wander around a collection of wondrous, wild and joyful gardens.

Musk Cottage: Rick Eckersley’s Rogue Garden

GardensAcclaimed Australian garden designer Rick Eckersley is a rogue. So is his garden. So is his upcoming book.

Garden Visit: Ben Shaw’s Permaculture Oasis

GardensVisit a lush and delicious permaculture garden with us!

Ghostly Gardens and Earthly Memories

GardensA tale of ghost gardens and stories from the soil.

Plants are not Objects: A Spiky Photo Essay

GardensA visit to the Huntington Desert Garden and a lesson in non-objectification of plants.

Life is Complicated and Mysterious and Dogmatism is Boring

GardensOn making unconstrained, ecologically rich, meaningful and beautiful gardens

Plant / Life: Will Studd’s Edible Wonderland

GardensInternational cheese man Will Studd is a VERY passionate vegetable gardener.

Super Bloom: New Floral Frontiers in Public Planting Design

GardensWhat does it take to make engaging, dynamic and loved public spaces?

Fiona Brockhoff’s Sublime Garden Wonderland

Art & Design, GardensKarkalla is one of the great private gardens of Australia.

A Guide to Creating a Garden of Erotic Delights

Culture, GardensDesign a garden with sexy times in mind!

Designer Profile: Juan Grimm

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

Beauty and Courage: Thoughts on Life, Gardens and the Human Spirit

Culture, GardensThere is a garden near artist Katherine Throne's home that borders on bedlam...

Plant / Life: Lyle Filippe of Roraima Nursery

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

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.

The Dirt: Adam Simpson

Gardens, PeopleA visit to lawyer Adam Simpson's particularly particular moss garden in Sydney.

Plant / Life: Jo Ferguson

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a soulful coastal garden on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Dirt: Roderick Wyllie

Gardens, PeopleA garden adventure with landscape architect and plant nerd, Roderick Wyllie.

“Only Bulldozing the Rubbish”: A Meditation on the Beauty of Chaos

GardensBill Bampton explores the human desire to make chaos conform.

War Gardens: the Search for Calm amid Chaos

GardensA journey through the war gardens of Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel, the West Bank & Ukraine with war photographer, Lalage Snow.

Plant / Life: A Melbourne Riverside Garden

GardensRamble around this wild garden with us!

Nostalgia in the Garden: Help, Hindrance or Somewhere in Between?

GardensA survey of garden designers and makers on the subject of nostalgia.

Plant / Life: Bronte House

GardensCome for a stroll through Sydney's heritage listed Bronte House and garden with one of it's current custodians, Anna van der Gardner.

Plant/Life: The Garden of St Erth

GardensWe head to the hills of central Victoria for a ramble around a historic and highly productive garden.

David and Sheila: A Pair of Extraordinary Gardeners

GardensBede Brennan's grandparents are the most remarkable gardeners he knows.

Over the Fence: On Marsupials and Garden Making

GardensHow does a fence change the way we interact with a garden/landscape?

The New Normal: Gardening for the Future in Rural Australia

GardensWhat does an increasingly extreme climate look like for gardeners in rural Australia?

Leona Romaniuk’s Garden of a Lifetime

GardensVisit a garden in Brisbane that's been loved and cared for by its owner, Leona Romaniuk, for over sixty years.

Australian Dreamscapes: The Art of Gardening

GardensImmerse yourself in the wild beauty of photographer Claire Takacs's new book, Australian Dreamscapes

Living Art: Lina’s Garden

GardensShare in the wonder of Lina Massi's lovingly-tended Sydney garden.

Plant/Life: A Camberwell Family Garden

Gardens, PeopleDrop by this gorgeous Melbourne family garden!

Bill Henson’s Post-Industrial Walled Garden

GardensVisit this acclaimed Australian artist's incredible courtyard garden in Melbourne.

River Garden Diaries: And then the Snake (and the Rain) Came

GardensThat time a diamond python visited my garden.

Horticultural Semiotics: Ugly Beautiful Los Angeles

GardensLos Angeles is ugly but only if you don’t have the eyes to see it...

A Love Letter to My Neighbour’s Ugly Garden

GardensFreya Latona's neighbour has a beautifully ugly garden.

Falling into the Future: Nostalgia, Grief and Granny’s Begonia

GardensAn exploration of grief and nostalgia, framed by the story of a pot plant.

Plant / Life: Andrea Fitzpatrick of Botanick Brisbane

Gardens, PeopleAndrea has transformed an industrial wasteland into a plant paradise.

The Dirt: David Fripp and Blake Jolley

Gardens, PeopleCheck out THE BEST plant collection we've ever stumbled across!

River Garden Diaries: Composting jellyfish and other meanderings

GardensGrowing vegetables, composting, the garden as temple. Another rambling essay by Georgina Reid.

Plant/Life: Wildenstein

GardensWildenstein is a rambling 12-acre garden in the Blue Mountains town of Mount Wilson

Sharon Pie’s Garden Compound

GardensWe drop by the Pie family compound in Brisbane (and fall in love with Sharon).

From Damascus to Kyoto: Victoria Alexander’s Garden Travels

GardensDive into part two of Victoria Alexander's world tour of planty places.

Designer Profile: TALC Studio

Art & Design, GardensMeet a pair of plant-obsessed San Francisco-based designers of intentionally chaotic gardens.

From Oaxaca to Amsterdam: Victoria Alexander’s Garden Travels

GardensA world garden tour with author and photographer Victoria Alexander.

Plant / Life: A Lush Fitzroy Garden

GardensA lush Melbourne garden designed by Amanda Oliver.

Phoebe Stephens’ Wild Brisbane Garden

GardensGet lost in Phoebe's wild garden with us!

Plant/Life: Jenny Rose-Innes

GardensVisit this magnificent relaxed formal Bowral garden with us!

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour’s Garden

GardensA tale of street-side garden envy!

A Tropical Brisbane Garden Wonderland

GardensA visit to Sebastian Di Mauro's glorious tropical garden in Brisbane.

The Dirt: Barry Kable

Gardens, PeopleMeet Australia's most enthusiastic truck driver turned plant collector!

Plant/Life: Sean Cook

Gardens, PeopleThe lush inner city garden of leading Sydney florist, Sean Cook of Mr Cook.

Secret Gardens: A Book by Matthew Cantwell

GardensA new book from leading Sydney landscape designer and founding director of Secret Gardens.

Designer Chat: Miguel Urquijo

Gardens, PeopleA chat with Spanish designer Miguel Urquijo about 'homeness', not replicating nature, and much more.

Angus Stewart on Attracting Native Animals to the Garden

GardensA chat with the boss man of Australian native plants about creating habitat gardens.

River Garden Diaries: Neighbourly Relations

GardensA story about romance, pragmatism and wildlife in Georgina Reid's river garden.

Designer Chat: Andy Sturgeon

GardensMeet one of the UK's leading garden designers, Andy Sturgeon!

Plant/Life: Heronswood House and Garden

GardensHeronswood is home to The Digger's Club's living catalogue of rare plants and heirloom seeds. And it's gorgeous!

Plant / Life: William Dangar’s Bondi Garden

Gardens, PeopleVisit Sydney landscape landscape designer William Dangar's lush Bondi garden with us!

A Guide to Creating Mystery in the Garden

GardensA chat to two of Australia's foremost garden designers - Michael McCoy and Fiona Brockhoff - about creating mystery in the garden.

Robin McLay: The Gentle Gardener

GardensRobin McLay, owner of Brookfield Garden Centre, is a woman of the earth.

Designing with Nature: The 2018 Australian Landscape Conference

GardensAustralia's favourite landscape conference is back in 2018, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers.

Plant/Life: Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wetland

GardensCheck out this award-winning urban wetland in Adelaide with us!

Waterfall Cottage: An Enchanted Garden

GardensWe visit an enchanting Sydney garden, complete with it's own waterfall!

Open House, Open Garden

GardensWe swing by landscape designer Phillip Wither's garden at this year's The Design Files Open House.

The Dirt: Janet Laurence

Gardens, PeopleA chat about plants, politics and hope with highly acclaimed Australian artist Janet Laurence.

Wilderness and Garden-Making, Post-Internet

GardensDavid Godshall riffs on the relationship between wilderness and garden making, pre and post internet.