The Planthunter | Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
The Planthunter is a visceral and seductive celebration of life in the garden. It's for the plant curious, the plant killer, the plant lover and everyone in between.
From street gardens in LA to grand country estates in Auckland; tiny rental gardens in Sydney to plant packed suburban Brisbane backyards, The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants is a visceral and immersive exploration of the exceptional and ordinary ways people around the world find truth, beauty, purpose and connection through the act of gardening.
Each of the people in the book are constant gardeners – committed to the cultivation of the earth and the human spirit. They’re landscape architects, artists, garden designers, plant collectors, wanderers, big thinkers, florists, writers. They’re people whose visions are singular, grounded, sometimes challenging, often astounding, always beautiful and always truthful.
The book is a culmination of the five years author Georgina Reid and photographer Daniel Shipp have been pondering questions of plants, people and connection on The Planthunter, the much loved online destination magazine. It’s a reflection of their complimentary creative vision, shared aesthetic sensibility, and commitment to truthful storytelling. It’s their hope that the stories contained within The Planthunter's pages will inspire contemplation, curiosity, care and action.
Georgina Reid is a writer, landscape designer and the founder and editor of The Planthunter.
Daniel Shipp is an award-winning Sydney-based photographer. With a thirst for light and form, he crafts images into emotive narratives, telling stories about the worlds within this world.
hard cover, linen binding