These are strange times. There’s plenty to lament. Plenty to worry about. Plenty to grieve. But there’s so much to be grateful for, too. So much beauty. So much wonder. So much growth. And in growth lies hope.
The garden is one of the best places to be reminded of the wonder and potential and awesomeness of life. And so, in the interest of offering a green balm for sore souls, here’s a collection of vibrant and overgrown, austere and mad, beautiful and restorative gardens from Daniel Shipp and my many years of inviting ourselves over to strangers gardens for a cup of tea and a garden walk/talk.
Post cover image is of Kiloren, an Edna Walling designed garden at Crookwell, formerly owned by Jennie and Rob Churchill.
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.
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