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Daniel Shipp

Daniel Shipp is a Sydney based photographer. He crafts the maths and design of photography into emotive elements, telling stories about the worlds within this world. His thirst for studying how light transforms objects and people will continue for as long as he can hold a camera. WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK

The World we Make: A Musing on Place and Belonging

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

Between the Lines

CultureAn inexhaustive exploration of line and desire.

phosphorescence

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

Labour Relations

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

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.

Letter from the Editor: Welcome to Wonderground

From The EditorThe Planthunter is now Wonderground. Find out more!

Explainer: The Planthunter is now Wonderground

From The EditorWhat? Where has the Planthunter gone?! Find out more, here.

Gaining Ground

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

Other-Motherhood

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

Adventureland

PoetryA poem by Monique Germon.

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.

How to Build the Alps

PoetryA poem by Rachael Mead

Echeveria

PoetryA poem by Shin Yu Pai.

She-Oaked Shores

PoetryA poem by Dakota Feirer

Introduction: Wonderground Issue One

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

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.

Growing the Future: A Conversation with Lille Madden

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

Dirt is Good: Notes on Gardening in Australia

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

River Garden Diaries: The Mind is a Garden

CultureGeorgina Reid explores the relationship between gardening the earth and the mind.

The New World, Tomatoes and Mortgage Lifters

Botanica, CultureOn tomatoes, discovery and creativity in trying times.

Attention is the Beginning of Devotion

CultureA musing on what it means to pay attention to nature.

The Value of Front Gardens in a Pandemic, and Always

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

A Celebration of Variegation

BotanicaVariegated plants are the sequins and glitter of the botanical world.

Grasping at Order: In the Garden, in the Mind

GardensA musing on the complexity of gardening in a pandemic.

A Smorgasbord of Beautiful Madness

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

Seven Billion Burnt Trees

BotanicaA conversation about plants and bushfire with Brett Summerell, Chief Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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.

What Tree Will You Be When You Die?

CultureCreating new life from death with memorial forests.

On the Other Side of Loss Lies Love

CultureA personal exploration of the relationship between ecological grief and transformation by Georgina Reid

Plants are not Objects: A Spiky Photo Essay

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

Fiona Brockhoff’s Sublime Garden Wonderland

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

Welcome to Our New Website!

CultureFind out more about our new website design and re-branding

A Guide to Creating a Garden of Erotic Delights

Culture, GardensDesign a garden with sexy times in mind!

Life Lessons: Georgina Reid

PeopleLessons from the life of The Planthunter founder and editor.

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.

On Politics, Love and Climate Change

CultureAn essay on finding common ground.

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.

The Past, the Present and the Garden

CultureFreya Latona explores the role of nostalgia in garden making.

The Dirt: Yunice Kang

PeopleA journey towards connection, via plants.

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.

Over the Fence: On Marsupials and Garden Making

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

Field Trip: Orongo Station with Thomas Woltz

Art & DesignA ride around an internationally renowned example of conservation agriculture in a farm buggy.

Gardener with a Capital G: How Words Shape Values

CultureAn essay by Jennifer Jewell on valuing, and encouraging, gardeners.

The Last Glimpse of Garden: Landscapes and Death

CultureOn seeing plants as partners on the wheel of life and death.

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.

Mind your Words. Because they Matter

CultureA musing on language, landscape, nature and words.

Nature as Muse: Landscapes that Inspired Literature

CultureLandscape and literature - a match made in heaven!

Bill Henson’s Post-Industrial Walled Garden

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

Daniel Shipp’s Cast of Ugly Misfits

Art & DesignMeet photographer Daniel Shipp's gang of ugly plant misfits in their first ever glamour shoot.

The Way of the Gardener

CultureWe're killing our world. This is why love, and gardening, matters.

The Planthunter Book: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Dirty Laundry

CultureWe made a book! Read the ugly/beautiful truth about it here.

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

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

Losing the Plot: the role of plants in preserving healthy minds

CultureWhat role can plants play in stimulating brain function? Caitlin McAtomney finds out...

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.

Sharon Pie’s Garden Compound

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

Phoebe Stephens’ Wild Brisbane Garden

GardensGet lost in Phoebe's wild garden with us!

Ecosexuality: Earth as Lover, not Mother

CultureBe an ecosexual. Love the earth.

The Lusty Origin Story of Perfume

CultureStick your nose into ancient stories of scent.

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.

Redefining our Animal Nature

CultureFreya Latona suggests it's time to redefine our animal nature as a means of re-connecting with the natural world.

Plant / Life: William Dangar’s Bondi Garden

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

Robin McLay: The Gentle Gardener

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

How-To Grow Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.)

How-ToA guide to growing air plants with expert Bruce Dunstan.

Musing on Nature’s Mysteries as a Pathway to Mindfulness

CultureA celebration of the relationship between mysterious nature and the cultivation of the human spirit.

Waterfall Cottage: An Enchanted Garden

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

The Dirt: Janet Laurence

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

Wild: the Healing Relationship Between Nature and Grief

CultureWriter Freya Latona explores the healing power of nature in the face of human suffering and grief.

Max Out Your Plant Life Balance

BotanicaPlants make you happier and healthier. It's in the science.

Nature as Metaphor

CultureAn exploration of nature's gentle spiritual teachings on the human capacity for renewal by Freya Latona.

How-To: Propagating Native Plants with Nancy Shaw

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

Clare James is the Thriftiest Gardener

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

Thrift is my Middle Name

CultureGeorgina Reid's life of thrift.

Plant / Life: Clare James

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

The Nature of Revolution

CultureClimate change, humans and a big fat green revolution. It's time.

From Soil to Plate: District Exhibits at Sydney Royal Easter Show

HarvestWe head behind the scenes to get the low down on one of the biggest/maddest events at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Gaylene’s Maximalist Indoor Garden

GardensWe visit a plant packed Melbourne apartment!

Lucy Culliton is an Artist and Dahlia Fancier

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

On Creativity, Isolation and Nature

CultureAn exploration of the relationship between solitude, nature and creativity by writer Freya Latona.

Photography: Ken Marten’s World of Plants

Art & DesignWe dive into photographer Ken Marten's plant filled world.

On the Verandah with Peter Watts

PeopleA chat about conservation, integrity and Edna Walling on Peter Watts' back verandah.

Trisha Dixon’s Secret Garden

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

From Dunny Lane to Secret Garden

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

Fiona Brockhoff’s Seaside Rebellion

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

Plant Profile: Rosa gallica

BotanicaA rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. Or is it?

Jess Hood is a Gardener of the Mind

PeopleA wander through one of Australia's oldest native gardens with artist Jess Hood.

The Dirt: Clive Blazey

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

Fear, Hope and Ending Ecocide

CultureAn international law of ecocide has the power to change the world.

Anxiety and the Garden

CultureA gardening tool kit to help prune anxiety.

Collectors’ Plant Fair is COMING!

BotanicaPut it in your diaries, plant people!

The Dirt: Simon and Anna Ainsworth

PeopleThe owners of Eden Gardens are passionate about plants, community engagement and business.