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‘…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.

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Kids Gone Wild: Nature Play in the City

GardensA new nature playground has just opened in Sydney's Centennial Park. It's wild!

Claire Takacs’ World Tour of Wild Gardens

GardensCheck out 10 of the world's most wildly beautiful gardens with photographer Claire Takacs.

Designer Profile: Xanthe White

Art & Design, GardensFind out more about this talented and passionate NZ garden designer's work, design philosophy and more.

Global Gardens of Peace: Building Gardens, Healing Communities

GardensWe chat with landscape architect Andrew Laidlaw about the healing power of gardens.

Plant/Life: The National Rhododendron Gardens

GardensWe drop by the largest rhododendron collection in the southern hemisphere!

Plant/Life: A Striking Suburban Melbourne Garden

GardensTake a trip to a gorgeous, and incredibly well loved, Melbourne Garden with us!

Clare James is the Thriftiest Gardener

GardensYou can't always buy what you want, according to Clare.

Tessa Watson’s Tea Garden

Gardens, PeopleTessa Watson grows her own tea!

Plant / Life: Clare James

Gardens, PeopleVisit artist Clare James' wild and productive Healesville garden with us!

Eagles Bluff: A Not-So-Traditional New England Garden

GardensA visit to landscape designer Carolyn Robinson's gorgeous country garden.

Plant/Life: Matt Reed of Antique Perennials

Gardens, PeopleA chat with a real-life plant hunter.

Gaylene’s Maximalist Indoor Garden

GardensWe visit a plant packed Melbourne apartment!

Designer Profile: Bush Projects

Art & Design, GardensMeet Bonnie and Sarah from Bush Projects - a punk landscape architecture practice in Melbourne.

Lucy Culliton is an Artist and Dahlia Fancier

GardensA visit to acclaimed artist Lucy Culliton's incredible country garden.

Plant/Life: A Lush Heritage Garden in Sydney

Gardens“The most important thing with old gardens is to be considerate of and sensitive to the overall fabric of the space."

River Garden Diaries: Truth, Thoreau and Design Dilemmas

GardensA musing on creating a garden, solitude and Thoreau.

A Waltz with Thomas Woltz

Art & Design, GardensThomas Woltz is changing the world, one hectare at a time.

The Bell Biblical Garden

Gardens“I just plant and hope. That’s about it! There’s not a lot of science behind it,” Megg…

Garden Case Study: Towers Road Residence

GardensWe drop by a striking Melbourne garden designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Plant/Life: Peter Shaw

Gardens, PeopleTake a trip to a striking and sculptural coastal garden with us.

Designer Profile: Sidonie Carpenter

Art & Design, Gardens, PeopleWe chat with Brisbane based landscape architect Sidonie Carpenter about her design process and philosophy.

Trisha Dixon’s Secret Garden

GardensA visit to Trisha Dixon's wild and historic country garden.

The Gardens of Government House

GardensTake a tour of the gardens of Sydney's Government House with us!

From Dunny Lane to Secret Garden

GardensFreya Latona has transformed an inner city dunny lane into a lush, leafy garden.

Cruden Farm Garden Diaries

GardensThe garden at Cruden Farm was Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's great labour of love.

Fiona Brockhoff’s Seaside Rebellion

GardensWe drop in on landscape designer Fiona Brockhoff's gorgeous city garden.

The Dirt: Clive Blazey

Gardens, PeopleThe Diggers Club founder is an icon of Australian horticulture.

Landscape Maintenance and the Fear of Death

Culture, GardensWe keep our gardens neat because we fear death, according to David Godshall.

Plant / Life: Jeremy Francis

Gardens, PeopleA passionate plantsman and his once-in-a-lifetime garden.

Plant / Life: Robyn Prent

Gardens, PeopleCheck out this playful perennial garden in Melbourne!

Exploring the Street Gardens of Tokyo

GardensPhotographer Jessie Webb captures the street gardens of Tokyo on film.

The Handover: Sue & Peter Miles

GardensA gorgeous story of a mother and son, and the garden they share.

Plant / Life: David Whitworth

Gardens, PeopleVisit a wild inner city jungle garden with us!

Plant/Life: Natasha Morgan

Gardens, PeopleEscape to the country garden of landscape architect Natasha Morgan.

Victoria Alexander’s Garden House

GardensA visit to author, photographer and plant lover Victoria Alexander's incredible garden house.

Plant / Life: Cherrie Miriklis-Pavlou

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a gorgeous mountain garden in Olinda, Victoria

Designer Profile: Andrea Cochran

Art & Design, GardensAn interview with one of the masters of modern American landscape architecture.

Day Trip: National Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda

GardensPack a picnic and escape to the hills for some weekend plant appreciation.

Gardening. It Can Change the World

GardensCultivating perspective, connection and hope in the garden.

Phillip Johnson’s Living Landscapes

GardensLandscape designer Phillip Johnson creates beautiful, biodiverse gardens.

Plant / Life: Erica Wagner and Craig Smith

Gardens, PeopleA gorgeous (and very water-wise!) Melbourne garden

Plant / Life: Jen Vardy and Family

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a rambling garden designed by Edna Walling in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

The Dirt: Dan Kyle

Gardens, PeopleA visit to the mountain home and garden of artist Dan Kyle.

Doing Time in the Gardens of Alcatraz

GardensPick the odd one out: General MacArthur roses, Al Capone, maximum security prison.

Plant / Life: Barry Byrne and Miguel Alvarez

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a grand five-hectare Blue Mountains garden.

Plant / Life: Michael Bates

Gardens, PeopleA beautifully crafted Sydney garden.

Conservatories: Putting Plants on a Pedestal

GardensA musing on the magic of plant conservatories.

Ed’s Feral Cactus Garden

Gardens, PeopleA wild cactus garden in inner suburban Sydney

Moorten Botanical Garden: A Family Affair

GardensEver been to a cactarium?! Now's your chance.

Desert Abstractions by Design

GardensDavid Godshall walks us through some of his abstracted Californian gardens.

Garden Visit: Breenhold, Mount Wilson

GardensA vast garden estate with a lasting legacy of beauty and generosity.

Garden Visit: Withycombe, Mount Wilson

GardensA historic Blue Mountains garden with a new lease on life.

Nature Play at Royal Park: Australia’s best playground

GardensThe City of Melbourne's Nature Play Park is Australia's most distinguished playground.

Garden Visit: Tallawong, Mount Irvine

GardensA visit to a rambling Blue Mountains garden with a sculptural twist.

Plant / Life: Judy Sederof

Gardens, PeopleWe visit an over-achieving, 60 square metre East Brunswick garden!

Mount Wilson: A Garden Community

GardensWe visit the basaltic beauty of Mount Wilson, a garden village in the Blue Mountains of NSW

The Dirt: Daniel Baffsky

Gardens, PeopleA chat about plants with landscape architect Daniel Baffsky.

The Great Indoors with Jason Chongue

GardensWe visit the plant-filled home of architect, Jason Chongue.

Plant / Life: Criss Canning & David Glenn

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a stunning dry climate garden in central Victoria.

Garden Anarchy in L.A.

GardensDavid Godshall takes us behind the scenes in his L.A. punk rock garden.

Plant / Life: Michael Cooke

Gardens, PeopleMichael Cooke has been working with plants since he was 11. No wonder his garden is excellent!

Rustic Canyon: Garden Ghosts vs Terremoto

GardensCalifornian landscape architects, Terremoto, tackle the ghosts of a garden in Rustic Canyon (and win).

Fern Mania in Downtown Auckland

GardensStep inside Auckland's Wintergarden Fernery and we reckon you'll get a bit 'pteridomaniacal'!

A Cosmic Whale Garden!

GardensYep, whale and garden in the same sentence. Only on The Planthunter

Plant / Life: Ann Sherry & Michael Hogan

Gardens, PeopleA visit to the garden of one of Sydney's most iconic residences!

Gardening: A Cosmic Dance

GardensGardening is like a tango and Paul Morgan is here to show you the steps.

Kiloren: An Edna Walling Garden

GardensRamble with us through an incredibly beautiful country garden.

Cosmic Shit Gardens

GardensThere's some cosmic shit going down in front gardens all over Melbourne...

Plant / Life: Sam Clayton & Mal Wood

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a vibrant and eclectic Melbourne garden.

Plant / Life: Coombe Estate

Gardens, PeopleA visit to the gardens of Dame Nellie Melba's Coombe Estate in Coldstream, Victoria.

The Dirt: Sophie Tatlow & Bruce Slorach

Gardens, PeopleA chat about cultural binge-ism with Sophie and Bruce from Utopia Goods

Berlin’s Airport Garden

GardensAn inspiring read about how a community garden landed at a former Berlin airport.

Plant / Life: Anne Atkins

Gardens, PeopleA visit to a fairy garden in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Plant/Life: Wendy Whiteley

Gardens, PeopleA visit to Wendy's Secret Garden.

The Garden: Art, Dalliance, or Both?

Art & Design, GardensAn exploration of the idea of gardens as art, and the implications of the title.

Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernist Gardener

Art & Design, GardensRoberto Burle Marx was an artist, landscape architect, plant hunter and passionate environmentalist.

The Dojo Garden

GardensTake an amble through a Japanese temple garden in Kyoto with us - it's pure peace.

Zen Garden, or No Zen Garden?

Culture, GardensGorgeous images of Japanese temple gardens. And a musing.

Lotusland: California Dreamin’

GardensTake a trip to Lotusland - A Californian garden built on desire.

The Dirt: Alan & Jill Collins

Gardens, PeopleAn interview with a pair of octogenarian plant collectors.

Plant /Life: Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory

Gardens, PeopleA fantasy land of horticultural delight!

Garden Visit: Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca

GardensA wild botanical road trip to the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca in Mexico.

Plant /Life: Brian & Trish Perkins

Gardens, PeopleA modernist native garden in inner Melbourne.

Great Dixter: An Arts & Crafts Garden

GardensChristopher Lloyd was the master of one of the most highly regarded arts & crafts gardens in England.

The Surreal Gardener: Edward James & Las Pozas (Part 2)

GardensPart 2 of Sally Wilson's visit to a surrealist dreamland in the middle of the Mexican jungle.

Plant / Life: A Tiny Brunswick Garden

Gardens, PeopleA luscious and leafy little garden in Brunswick, Victoria proves that size isn't everything.

The Surreal Gardener: Edward James & the Making of Las Pozas

GardensA visit to a surrealist garden in the heart of Mexican jungle. Part 1!

Cactus Country

GardensThe most fantastical cacti and succulent garden in the Southern Hemisphere. In pictures!

Plant/Life: Cat Alley

GardensA street in inner city Sydney renowned for its cats and gardens!

Plant/Life: Horst Schoeps

Gardens, PeopleA magical Melbourne garden complete with vegetables, grape vines, a huge pool and pond system stocked with rainbow trout, a rambling orchard, and chickens!

Plant/Life: Sarah Nolan & Gavin Perrin

Gardens, PeopleA magical small garden in inner city Sydney.

Plant / Life: Glenmore House

Gardens, PeopleLarry and Mickey Robertson's garden at Glenmore house is medicine for the soul.

Luis Barragán’s Universal Garden

Art & Design, GardensSally Wilson visits the garden of famed Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán.

The Dirt: Katy Svalbe

Gardens, PeopleAn interview with landscape architect Katy Svalbe of Amber Road.

Gardens in the Sky

Culture, GardensWe need more green roofs in our cities. Here's why.

Nonna Corso’s Garden

GardensConcetta Corso, aka Nonna Corso, is a 76-year-old avid gardener, knitter and daytime television watcher. She moonlit for over a decade as a professional babysitter.

Plant/Life: Mariana Garcia-Katz & Family

Gardens, PeopleA colourful & creative Melbourne family garden.

What Landscape Designers Do

GardensA short explanation of the residential landscape design process. By Georgina Reid, 'cause she's a landscape designer.