The Planthunter (Hardcover)
Truth, Beauty, Chaos, and Plants
Timber Press, 9781604699647, 258pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
An Avant Garde(ning) Book
From street gardens in Los Angeles to grand country estates in Australia, The Planthunter is a visceral and immersive exploration of the exceptional and ordinary ways people around the world find purpose and connection through the act of gardening. All the featured gardeners are committed to the cultivation of the earth and the human spirit. They’re landscape architects, artists, garden designers, plant collectors, wanderers, big thinkers, florists, and writers. The Planthunter is for the plant curious, the plant killer, the plant lover, and everyone in between. Jam-packed with soulful stories and hundreds of eye-opening photographs, this must-read will inspire contemplation, curiosity, care, and action.
About the Author
Georgina Reid is a highly respected Australian garden writer and commentator. With a background in landscape design, horticulture and journalism, she’s the editor and creative director of The Planthunter online magazine. Revered for its insightful, engaging and inspiring content, The Planthunter has grown a broad international audience since launching in 2013. Georgina also contributes to a range of design publications and lectures regularly on the benefits, beauty, and importance of connecting with plants and nature.
Praise For The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos, and Plants…
“A collection of unusual gardens and their makers… well-chosen photographs.” —The Art Newspaper
“The Planthunter is for those who seek not specimen plants but a place to question the culture of people and plants. It is…a new thing that combines a do-it-yourself design ethos with deep horticultural knowledge.” —Landscape Architecture Magazine
“We already have more than enough books that tell us how to make gardens for the complacent, expensive outdoor garden rooms for thoughtless leisure, gardens to establish social status. What is different about the garden makers in this book is their focused intention and their thoughtfulness… All [of Reid’s] company of gardeners think about their gardens as an intrinsic part of their lives. [The Planthunter is] a book with a message for our troubled times.” —Federal Twist