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Sally Wilson

Sally Wilson is a writer, editor and photographer. She regularly contributes to The Planthunter.

Marianne North: Lady Painter

Art & DesignMarianne North was a trailblazing female artist who travelled the world painting plants in the 19th century.

Doing Time in the Gardens of Alcatraz

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

Janneke Luursema’s Indoor Garden Oasis

PeopleIt's a sin not to keep house plants! Just ask Amsterdam based photographer Janneke Luursema.

The Great American Desert

CultureWe tour some of America's great deserts with photographer, Claude Harvey.

DIY: Indoor Succulent Garden

How-ToCreate your own indoors succulent garden with our DIY guide!

20 Cheeky Questions: Haarkon

PeopleWe ask Haarkon founders, India and Magnus, our 20 Cheeky Questions!

Growing Friends and Plants

PeopleWe chat with Michael Hare, leader of the Growing Friends at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens.

Nature Play at Royal Park: Australia’s best playground

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

Tree Wars: There’s a Battle On in the Suburbs

CultureA privet can start a war. Tomatoes can lead to murder.

Meet the Seed Mob

PeopleWe meet Paul Gorrie from Seed, Australia's first Indigenous youth climate network.

Produce to the People

HarvestWe talk with Produce to the People's inspiring founder, Penelope Dodd.

Bob Brown: “It’s not hard being Green”

PeopleThe incredible Bob Brown speaks to The Planthunter.

John Cage: The Mushroom Man

CultureJohn Cage was a composer, author and avid mushroom hunter.

The Great Indoors with Jason Chongue

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

Man Candy: Rodney Dunn

PeopleRodney Dunn from the Agrarian Kitchen talks to us about food, plants, and life.

Mapplethorpe’s Flora

Art & Design, CultureWe take a look inside the epic book, Mapplethorpe Flora.

Man Candy: Matt Leacy

PeopleSydney landscape designer Matt Leacy takes our Man Candy survey.

Man Candy: Ken Done

PeopleColour, optimism and, well, KEN DONE!!!

Glenn Johnson & The South Pacific Greens

PeopleGlenn Johnson is the proud owner of 3,000 VIP-lants.

An Alphabet That’ll Make You Hungry

Art & DesignWe share excerpts from illustrator Charlotte Day's edible alphabet.

The Half-life of Plants

Botanica, CultureIn 'The Chernobyl Herbarium' an artist and author reflect on nuclear disaster, 30 years after the event.

20 Cheeky Questions with Lucila Dominguez

PeopleWe ask Argentinian mural artist Lucila Dominguez 20 Cheeky Questions!

Across the International Date Line

Art & DesignKatherine Lu photographs the small island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Steve Axford’s Kingdom of Fungi

PeopleSteve Axford gives us a privileged glimpse into the mysterious kingdom of fungi.

Eating Habits with Matt Skinner

PeopleAvocados, Brussels sprouts and family dinners are a few of the things that make wine expert Matt Skinner tick!

Eating Habits with Camilla Clark

PeopleCamilla Clark of Bakewell & Co. makes key lime pies and loves to read cookbooks in bed. What a woman!

Eating Habits with Jad Choucair

PeopleJad Choucair from Melbourne's Mankoushe restaurant shares with us his eating habits!

Eating Habits with Raph Rashid

PeopleWe chat to Raph Rashid of Beatbox Kitchen and All Day Donuts about the king of all topics, eating habits!

The Great Cosmic Lotus Dream

CultureThe Universe is one "great cosmic lotus dream" and we're living right inside it.

Book Review: The Baron in the Trees

CultureThis month's book review is 'The Baron in the Trees' by Italo Calvino.

20 Cheeky Questions: Dr Alan Duffy

PeopleWe talk to astronomer Dr Alan Duffy about plants in space and other cosmic subjects!

Your Future Is Written In The Trees

Art & DesignArtist Caitlin Franzmann has mapped out your destiny in her 'Tree-telling' divination cards!

When Bread Met Honey

Art & DesignGet your fingers sticky with the Bread + Honey exhibition, on show at Hotel Hotel from 6 February!

Protea Peepshow

BotanicaEmma Perry's photo series reveals the sexy side of proteas!

Wonderplants!

Art & DesignSarah Illenberger's Wonderplants are just normal plants... with superhero alter egos!

Workshop Alert! Natural Dyeing with Belinda Evans

How-ToTake a natural dye workshop with Belinda Evans this month!

Sian Zeng’s Wallflowers

PeopleStep into the tropics with the living, breathing wallpaper designs of London-based artist, Sian Zeng.

Big Trees: The Aire Valley Redwoods

BotanicaWalk with us through a towering redwood grove in the Aire Valley, Victoria.

Renting and Gardening: Should You Commit?

CultureShould you make a garden in a rental property? Of course you should. Here's why.

Sophie Hansen’s Maple and Orange Granola Recipe

HarvestMake your own granola with this nourishing and aromatic recipe from Sophie Hansen of Local Is Lovely.

20 Cheeky Questions: Tom Blachford

PeoplePhotographer Tom Blachford will change the way you see the world.

NYC’s Park in the Sky

Art & Design, CultureHow NYC's derelict freight line became a wilderness in the sky.

Misha Hollenbach Attack

PeopleMisha Hollenbach of fashion team P.A.M. attacks ikebana and wallpaper with art.

Ellis Rowan: Plant Hunter

CultureA radical Australian plant hunter who broke all the rules.

Rousseau in the Jungle

Art & Design, CultureHenri Rousseau painted exotic jungles, but he was really the ultimate city dweller.

Divine Detail: Mali Moir

PeopleWe love botanical artist Mali Moir's eye for detail.

Oh, van Gogh!

Art & Design, CultureVincent van Gogh painted sunflowers, olive orchards and lemons – and he's up next in our artist series.

Camille Pissarro: The Impressionist Gardener

Art & Design, CultureWe're exploring artists who depict nature this month - first up is Camille Pissarro.

Zio Baritaux’s Strange Plants

PeopleAn interview with the woman behind the Strange Plants books.

20 Cheeky Questions: Marc Martin

PeopleWe enter the lush illustrated world of Melbourne artist Marc Martin to ask 20 Cheeky Questions.

Michelle Crawford’s Pavlova: An Interview With Dessert

HarvestA brown sugar pavlova recipe, and a musing on the importance of rituals in our daily life.

Sorry, I Love You: The Ritual of Giving Flowers

CultureA visit to Flowers Vasette in Melbourne, and an exploration of the ritual of giving flowers.

Oliver Sacks: Fern Crazy

Botanica, CultureAs well as a regarded neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks was a mad fern lover!

Dr John Wamsley: The Bush Gardener

PeopleSally Wilson has a five hour morning tea with a legend of Australian environmentalism.

Lotusland: California Dreamin’

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

Objects of Desire: Salmiana, Mexico

PeopleAn interview with plant obsessed creative Juliana de Lasse of Salmiana, Mexico City.

The Valley of the Cirios

CultureA journey through a valley of very strange plants in Mexico.

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.

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

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

Interview: Raquel Trejo of Margarite & Rosa

PeopleRaquel Trejo is a biodynamic farmer, natural dyer, and maker of kids clothes adults want to wear.

Scent Survey: Blair Richardson

PeopleBlair Richardson, graphic designer and founder of Little Mule Studio, takes our scent survey.

The Lavender Project

Botanica, HarvestSally Wilson visits a lavender farm in the heart of cactus country.

Scent Survey: Daniella Germain

PeopleDaniella Germain, artist and author of cookbook My Abuela's Table, takes our Scent Survey.

Scent Survey: Maggie Beer

PeopleAustralian national treasure Maggie Beer takes our Scent Survey!

Scent Survey: Jynne Dilling Martin

PeopleAssociate Publisher of Riverhead Books and poet Jynne Dilling Martin takes our Scent Survey.

Scent Survey: Andrew Marks

PeopleWine and gin maker Andrew Marks takes our Scent Survey.

Scent Survey: Lacey Pipkin

PeopleWriter, amateur gardener, and former production co-ordinator for Jack White, Lacey Pipkin takes our Scent Survey.

Scent Survey: Jane Matthews of Swensk

PeopleJane Matthews, co-founder of Melbourne slow fashion brand Swensk takes our Scent Survey

The Titan Arum: Blooming Psychedelic

BotanicaThe titan arum is the largest and stinkiest flower in the world!

Scent Survey: Matt Dilling

PeopleMatt Dilling is the founder of Brooklyn based Lite Brite Neon; producing neon bling for brands like Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and more. He's also a beekeeper and gardener, and was kind enough to complete our Scent Survey. What a guy!

Scent Survey: Professor Tim Entwisle

PeopleDirector and Chief Executive of the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, Professor Tim Entwisle, completes our scent survey.

Luis Barragán’s Universal Garden

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

Snap, Crackle, Pop & Scott

PeopleAn interview with Poppy Lane, of Pop & Scott about designing for plants.

In the Zen Garden

GardensSally Wilson visits renowned Mexican architect Diego Villaseñor's garden retreat in the heart of Mexico city.

Marigolds & the Mexican Day of the Dead

Botanica, CultureA beautiful story by Sally Wilson about memory, marigolds, and the Mexican Day of the Dead.

My Mum’s Garden is a Bee Hotel

BotanicaA wonderful story by Sally Wilson on her mum's passion for the blue banded bee.

Money Grows on Trees in Mexico!

CultureIn Mexico City money grows on a great number of trees. They’re not scarce and most homes…

Sex, Plants and Frida Kahlo

CultureThe Mexican artist Frida Kahlo kept almighty gardens. She painted furiously, slept with many, and loved like a one-eyed tornado. Sally Wilson explores the passion of the first lady of flower crowns. A brilliant read!