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Lucy Munro

Lucy Munro lives amongst the poplars and the pear trees in the rural highlands of Northern NSW; a cowboy and a sausage dog by her side. She is deeply affected by the patterns, colours and changing faces of the landscape across the seasons, and her office is in a hilltop paddock with the cows. Lucy is currently studying a masters of writing.

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Artist Profile: Sally Blake

Art & DesignSally Blake's art practice explores the complex space between humans and nature.

Interrogation and Regeneration with Artist Cara Johnson

Art & Design, PeopleArtist Cara Johnson's works interrogate ideas around land management practices and the human relationship with the natural world.

The Earth is in Her Hands

CultureA conversation with the author of new book featuring 75 leading women of plants.

Calling all Citizen Scientists and Dead Tree Detectives

BotanicaDust off your Hamburg hat, dig out your camera and get your notebook ready. There’s a mystery unfolding across Australia, and your help is needed to unravel it.

In the Stars: Astro-Gardening and Horticultural Horoscopes

BotanicaWhat can your zodiac sign tell you about your gardening persona?

Dancing with Diversity: Climate-Proofing Nardoo Hills Reserve

BotanicaAn innovative and ambitious approach to restoration ecology at Nardoo Hills Bush Heritage reserve

Touching the Earth: A Survey of Female Land Artists

Art & DesignLucy Munro shines a light on a bunch of acomplished and important land artists.

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.

Life Lessons: Artist Linda Tegg

PeopleWe catch up with Australian artist Linda Tegg to talk art, process and plants.

Life Lessons: Georgina Reid

PeopleLessons from the life of The Planthunter founder and editor.

Bonsai and the Cult of Cute

Botanica, CultureAn exploration of our obsession with the tiny world of bonsai!

A Trillion Trees Can Save the World

Botanica, CultureThe simple solution you can put into action to kick climate change to the curb!

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.

‘I Garden Because I Am’: A Conversation with Alys Fowler

PeopleWe chat with the UK garden writer, gardener and TV personality.

Zombie Plants!

BotanicaWhat is dead may never die, as these resurrected zombie/mutant plants will show you...

Out of the Ashes: Fire as a Tool of Cultivation and Care

CultureLeading Australian voices Kate Cullity, Charles Massy, Lesley Patterson & Michelle McKemey on fire ecology in Australia.

The New Normal: Gardening for the Future in Rural Australia

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

Why Listen to Plants?

Art & DesignA new exhibition in Melbourne asks what can we learn by listening to plants.

New Shoots: Kirli Saunders

PeopleMeet poet, children's author and motorcycle enthusiast, Kirli Saunders.

Nature as Muse: Landscapes that Inspired Literature

CultureLandscape and literature - a match made in heaven!

The Night Gardeners: A Short Story

CultureA magical tale about cultivating beauty in an abandoned garden.

The World’s Ugliest Plants

Botanica, CultureIs a gerbera uglier than a penis shaped plant that stinks of rotting meat?

The Lore of the Land: Weather Forecasting with Nature

CultureExploring the ancient craft of predicting weather events by reading the landscape and the skies.

Women of Plants: Ann Marie Amato

PeopleA day in the life of a seedstress at Cistus Nursery!

Women of Plants: Amanda Woodhams

PeopleAmanda is an incredibly passionate tree woman, horticulturalist and dahlia lover.

Women of Plants: Jane Rose Lloyd, the Strange Plant Lady

PeopleA chat with horticulturalist, rare plant hunter and plant obsessive, Jane Rose Lloyd.

My Dad Bill, the Tree Planting Obsessive

CultureA story of a man, his spirit level and a tree museum.

Tulipomania: A Tale of Obsession, Greed and Flowers

Botanica, CultureThat time when tulips were more expensive than houses.

Yappo: A Book About a Man and a Plant

Art & DesignYappo is a philosophical picture book for adults

A Guide to Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

HarvestIn an area no bigger than a domestic front yard, any gardener can grow a year’s supply of fruit & vegetables. Get planting!

Sarah Glover is an Adventure-Seeking Chef

PeopleWe chat with the Aussie chef about her outdoor food adventures.

Plants: Nature’s Aphrodisiacs

BotanicaSexy-time with Plants! You'll be happy to find many an aphrodisiac lurking in your veggie patch or pantry...

The Lusty Origin Story of Perfume

CultureStick your nose into ancient stories of scent.

Abandoned Garden Anarchy

BotanicaWhat happens to a garden when it’s left to its own devices? Anarchy, of course.

The Bold and Beautiful Ceramics of Elnaz Nourizadeh

Art & DesignWe chat with Elnaz about her process, ideas and transitioning from Iran to Melbourne.

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

PeopleAn immersive and compelling documentary about the Dutch master of planting design.

A Guide to Growing Native House Plants

BotanicaLearn how to grow native Australian plants and trees indoors!

The Call to Home

CultureA story about finding home, by Lucy Munro.

Talking Shop: Lisa Lockhart from Garden Objects

Art & Design, Culture, GoodsA chat with the co-creator of one of our favourite online garden ware stores, Garden Objects.

Secret Gardens: A Book by Matthew Cantwell

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

Pet Friendly Plants: A Guide

BotanicaA guide to pet friendly plants by Lucy Munro.

Women, Dogs and Plants

PeopleA chat to four plant and pooch loving ladies about life with plants and dawgs.

Arthur Parkinson Esq. is a Pottery Gardener and Hen Aficionado

PeopleMeet Arthur Parkinson - a man with a passion for chickens, gardens and growing, flowers and Joanna Lumley.

The Mysterious Art of Bonsai

Art & DesignLearn about this ancient craft with bonsai legend Jeff Barry of Chojo Feature Trees.

The Victorian Language of Flowers

CultureLearn the mysterious language of flowers with us!

Murder in the Garden!

CultureDid you know there's an entire literary sub-genre devoted to crime in the garden?!

Dr onacloV and the Mysteries of the Anthropocene

PeopleMeet Dr onacloV - a fascinating woman on the forefront of artistic responses to climate change.

Edith Rewa Barrett is an Artist, Adventurer and Native Plant Lover

Art & DesignA chat about Identity, place and plants with artist and flora hunter Edith Rewa Barrett.

How-To: Embroidered Plant Patches

How-ToWear your garden (and heart) on your sleeve!

Open House, Open Garden

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

Helene Schmitz and the Sublime Power of Nature

Art & DesignPhotographer Helene Schmitz's work explores the complex and often violent relationship between humans and the natural world.

Designer Profile: Xanthe White

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

Leila Jeffreys: The Birds and the Trees

Art & DesignWe catch up with an incredible artist to talk birds, bees and trees.

20 Cheeky Questions: Emma Sadie Thomson

PeopleEmma is a passionate plant stylist and green thumb.

Embellish: A Photographic Series by Emma Bass

Art & DesignA new photographic series by NZ artist Emma Bass explores notions of truth, beauty and authenticity.

Tamil Feasts: Revolution is a Dinner Party

HarvestEating can be a revolutionary act, just ask the team at Tamil Feasts!

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

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

Designer Profile: Bush Projects

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

Dirty Nails Survey: Laura Jones

PeopleThe cleanest place to be, according to artist Laura Jones, is outside in the dirt!

Dirty Nails Survey: Duncan Trousdale

PeopleFind out what's lurking under Exchange Stores owner Duncan Trousdale's fingernails...

Carmen Holloway is the Garlic Queen of King Island

PeopleWe chat with garlic farmer, plant nerd and permaculturalist Carmen Holloway about her life on one of Australia's most isolated islands.

Designer Profile: Sidonie Carpenter

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

Naming the Rose

Botanica, Culture“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked. Quite a lot actually, according to Lucy Munro's mother.

20 Cheeky Questions: John Pastoriza-Piñol

Art & Design"The more rare, unusual and macabre the plant is the more enduring the influence," says this botanical artist.

Mr and Mrs Fancy Plants

PeopleNaomi Savio has a plant named after her! She's basically rockstar plant royalty...

20 Cheeky Questions: Laurie Green

PeopleLaurie is the founder of Crop Swap Sydney - a community of gardeners focused on sharing the spoils of their soil.

Anxiety and the Garden

CultureA gardening tool kit to help prune anxiety.