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All forests start with seeds and sun. Soon, saplings. Leaves sprout and branches grow and roots stretch down into soil. Then shade, shelter and a new shape in the world. Wonderground is a forest, and subscribers are our gardeners – enabling and supporting new growth in wild and wonderful ways.

Wonderground is a for-purpose publisher. We print on 100% recycled paper, support contributors financially and professionally, and partner with Groundswell Giving to raise money for climate action and advocacy. We are growing a community grounded in care, curiosity and connection and we need subscribers/gardeners to help us evolve.

We know you’ll subscribe because you feel aligned to our values and our mission; because you connect with our commitment to publishing content that offers new perspectives and inspires action; because you appreciate stories that are beautiful, thoughtful and entertaining; because you support our mission to grow a greener, more connected and compassionate world.

If you need an incentive to subscribe right NOW, we have it: purchase a Print and Digital or Gold Subscription before midnight May 31, 2022, and you will automatically enter the draw to win one of the following incredible prizes, donated by a bunch of Wonderground friends.

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Blackheath silk square scarf by Edith Rewa (RRP $176)

This 100% silk crepe de chine scarf, (65cm x 65cm), is illustrated, digitally printed and hemmed locally in Sydney, Australia. It features a selection of hand drawn native plants and cockatoos, based on Edith’s time living and walking in the Blue Mountains.

Edith Rewa Barrett is an Australian based illustrator and textile designer. She splits her time between client commissions (in textiles, publishing, stationery, fashion and design), exhibition work and her own label, Edith Rewa. Edith creates art to share and protect Australia’s native plants and natural landscapes.

Gin Party! Rare Dry Gin and Bloody Shiraz Gin by Four Pillars (RRP $160)

Four Pillars Gin was established in 2013 in the Yarra Valley, and has become one of the world’s benchmark distilleries. It was awarded International Gin Producer of the Year in 2019 and 2020. Four Pillars make a range of gins headlined by its original Rare Dry Gin, Olive Leaf Gin, Spiced Negroni Gin, cult favourite Bloody Shiraz Gin and the world’s most awarded Navy Strength Gin.

Rare Dry Gin: Rare Dry Gin is our first born and to this day, still our favourite. We crafted it to deliver the best of all worlds: a classically smooth gin that combines Asian botanicals with great Mediterranean citrus. It’s a truly modern Australian gin.
Bloody Shiraz Gin: Gin combined with Yarra Valley grapes? Bloody brilliant. This crazy experiment using our original Rare Dry Gin steeped with local cool climate Shiraz grapes has become a cult favourite, the perfect balance of sweet fruit and ginny goodness.

Photo: Phillip Huynh

A beekeeping experience for two, and a rooftop picnic at the Honey Fingers Rooftop Apiary in Melbourne. (RRP $750)

Honey Fingers loves ‘bee culture’. Bee culture is a term used to describe the special culture that exists between bees and humans. Promoting, exploring and experimenting with bee cultures – the intersection between bees and humanity; a celebration of our mutualism – is what drives our research and practice. We are more than an urban beekeeping network. We are a creative and dynamic project, exploring the intersections between farming, food, art, history, design, science and education; our work always revolves around bees.

A house plant care package from Leaf Supply (RRP $130)

Leaf Supply is a Sydney based online indoor plant and botanical ware store – the go-to for all things indoor plants. Co-founded by friends and plant nerds, Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan.

The prize includes a copy of Plantopedia by Lauren and Sophia, the Houseplant Collection 1000 piece puzzle and their Deck of Plants.

Extra Large Goblet by Lightly (RRP $385)

A signature Lightly design that explores ceremony and ritual whilst possessing the same utilitarian focus that lies at the heart of Lightly. The goblet is formed and welded by hand and powder-coated. Ideal for flowers or planters, indoor or outdoor. Designed in Australia by Cindy-Lee Davies.

Lightly’s spirit is to lead by example in the global design market by enriching the lives of our customers through considered design and artisanal production. By growing our relationships and community, we make Australian design accessible

Mini Bird Bath by Mallee Designs (RRP $315)

Mallee Designs birdbaths are specifically designed to serve birds. The copper dishes are broad and shallow, allowing birds to land on the edge and walk into the water for a bath or drink. They are locally made (Illawarra, NSW) using materials that will weather well and last decades. The antimicrobial properties of copper also ensure the dishes remain mosquito and algae free.

Earth Pathways Tall Planter by Trade the Mark (RRP $260)


TRADE the MARK is an art and design studio led by artist Christina McLean. Currently focusing on hand built and painted ceramics, her brightly coloured sgraffito pots and vases have become highly sought-after. The bold patterns, deep colour palette and pared-back finishes of each vessel speak of Chris’ deep love of the Australian bush.

Wonderground Gold Subscription upgrade + signed copy of The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants (RRP $195)

A gold subscription includes a free mystery gift, acknowledgement in two print issues of Wonderground journal, an exclusive invitation to two online briefings – where Wonderground editor Georgina Reid will discuss the current issue and its contents and production and two trees planted, in collaboration with 15 Trees.

Plus, you’ll receive a signed copy of The Planthunter by Georgina Reid and Daniel Shipp.

Gift Voucher from Zorali (RRP $250)

Zorali is on a mission to get the world outside. To help people breathe in the air, breathe out the fear, and have fun exploring our greatest playground. They believe being in nature is the secret to a good life. They’re an outdoor brand committed to leading the path towards a sustainable outdoor lifestyle and providing the gear to get people out there.

To be in the running for the giveaway, all you need to do is purchase a Print and Digital or Gold subscription before midnight May 31, 2022. Everyone who has previously purchased one of the above subscriptions will automatically enter the draw to win.

The giveaway is only open to Australian residents.

Read the full giveaway terms and conditions here.

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