I discovered recently that my first name means farmer or 'tiller of the earth'. Of course it does. I spend my days gardening words, places, stories and ideas. 


In late 2013 I launched The Planthunter online magazine. Prior to this, I worked as a landscape designer for a decade. Nowadays, I keep The Planthunter on the straight and narrow as well as working with good people like  The Design Files, Horticulture innovation Australia (creative direction of Plant Life Balance campaign imagery) Country Style magazine, The Diggers Club, Tait, Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Thames and Hudson Australia (book coming in November 2018), Jurlique, Australian Garden History Society and others. 

I've got qualifications in journalism, horticulture and landscape design. I love for big ideas, seductive storytelling, grand romantic visions and sharp design.

I am passionate about celebrating the beauty and importance of the natural world. I want everyone, everywhere, to fall in love with nature, through falling in love with plants.  

All images © Daniel Shipp