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Georgina Reid

Georgina Reid is a writer and the founding editor of Wonderground. Her prose and poetry have been published in books and magazines nationally and internationally. She’s the author of The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants and lives by the river on Darug land.

 

How-To: Propagating Native Plants with Nancy Shaw

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

A Garden Made by Hands, Skunks and Fungi

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

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.

Conversations with Plants

BotanicaEvolutionary biologist Monica Gagliano tunes into the desires of plants.

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.

Letter from the Editor: Welcome to Wonderground

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

Gardening. Radicalised

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

Other-Motherhood

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

River Garden Diaries: The Mind is a Garden

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

Designing Abundance with Claudia West

Art & Design, PeopleA conversation with trailblazing landscape architect and ecological design advocate, Claudia West

Falling Awake: Paintings by David Whitworth

Art & DesignAn interview with painter David Whitworth about art, landscape architecture and poetry.

Running with the Plants: Women Leading New Conversations about Nature

CultureMeet five women who are shifting conversations about plants and people.

New Shoots: Bushfire Recovery, One Year on

BotanicaWhat has happened in the forests and on the ground one year on from Australia's Black Summer bushfires?

Wonderground Journal: Infrequently Asked Questions

CulturePre-Order your copy of Wonderground Journal now!

The Well Gardened Mind

CultureA review of the Well Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith.

Orchid House: Sex and Extinction on the Gold Coast

Art & Design"People seem happy to talk about extinction if it involves a pretty flower."

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.

Attention is the Beginning of Devotion

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

Light in the Dark: Photographer Jane Fulton Alt

Art & DesignA chat about landscape, creativity and light with Jane Fulton Alt

Reilluminate: The Garden at Night

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

“The still point of the turning world”

CultureA musing by Georgina Reid on the call to garden at times of uncertainty, and always.

A Collection of Odes. To Resilience, Weeds and Wishing Trees

Culture“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

A Celebration of Variegation

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

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

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

Ectopic Plants: Life in the Cracks

Art & DesignPhotographer Chloe Ferres finds hope, and life, in the cracks.

Grasping at Order: In the Garden, in the Mind

GardensA musing on the complexity of gardening in a pandemic.

A collection of Odes: To Dirty Hands, Chairs and Un-Cool Plants

CultureGorgeous garden odes from the Planthunter Ode Project

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.

Seven Billion Burnt Trees

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

Breathing Fire

CultureAn essay by Georgina Reid exploring questions of relationship and imagination in the wake of the Australian bushfires.

Stefan Burger is a Cacti Chaser

BotanicaStefan is the real, spiky, deal. We chat with him about his cacti hunting adventures in Chile, weird plant adaptations and more.

Poem: This Here, This Now

CultureA poem by Georgina Reid.

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.

Nocturnal Medicine: Dancing in the Dark

Art & DesignAn interview with Michelle Shofet and Larissa Belcic of New York based design studio, Nocturnal Medicine

Microbial Love: An Earthy Chat With the Land Gardeners

Botanica, HarvestA guide to deep soil appreciation with two of the most fanatical composters we've ever met.

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

Colleen Southwell’s Art Grows From the Garden

Art & Design"I am unashamedly hoping to create work that is beautiful, contemplative and uplifting. I want it to speak, but with an optimistic, inquisitive and gentle voice."

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.

Case Studies: Questions of Home, Plants and Power

Art & DesignAn art project by Felicity Jones and Mark Smith exploring the cultural and environmental impacts of the Wardian case.

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

Jeanne Baret’s Bougainvillea

Botanica, CultureThe unusual story of a ubiquitous plant.

Awakening the Activist: Right Here, Right Now

CultureWriter Freya Latona on what it means to be an environmental activist, right here, right now.

Plant / Life: Lyle Filippe of Roraima Nursery

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

Coming Home: The art of Tamara Dean

Art & DesignTamara's photographic work explores beautiful ways of saying painful things.

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.

Design and Life: Andrea Cochran, Kate Cullity and Sacha Coles

Art & DesignThree landscape architects whose combined visions are shaping the earth beneath our feet for the better.

The Dirt: Adam Simpson

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

Say My Name: On Speaking the Indigenous Names of Plants

CultureGeorgina Reid on what it might mean to speak the indigenous names of plants.

Plant / Life: Jo Ferguson

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

Landscape as Protagonist?

Art & DesignAn exploration of what it look like when landscape plays the lead role.

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.

From Control to Connection: A New Ethos of Care

CultureAn essay by Georgina Reid exploring an alternate way to care.

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.

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.

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.

After Nature: An Exhibition by Janet Laurence

Art & DesignCare, art and activism at Janet Laurence's new exhibition in Sydney.

Whose Tree is it Anyway?

CultureOn trees and humans co-existing in urban areas. And an elegy.

Field Trip: Orongo Station with Thomas Woltz

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

Where’s a Gardener When you Need One?

CultureOn choosing a career in gardening and horticulture.

Felicity Jones, Urban Flower Farmer

PeopleFelicity Jones is an Auckland based florist and backyard flower farmer.

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