The Planthunter Book

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The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants

 

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.

The book is a culmination of the five years we (author Georgina Reid and photographer Daniel Shipp) have been pondering questions of plants, people and connection on The Planthunter online magazine. It’s a reflection of our complimentary creative vision, shared aesthetic sensibility, and commitment to truthful storytelling. We’ve put our all into this book, and we’re proud as punch. It’s our hope that the stories contained within its pages will inspire contemplation, curiosity, care and action, as they have for us.

The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants was released in Australia by Thames and Hudson in November 2018, and Timber Press in the USA and Canada in May 2019.

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“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 (USA)
 
 
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“If you have ever needed an incentive to garden, there is perhaps no better impetus than this book... Insightful observations and beautiful photography abound.”
— World of Interiors Magazine
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“A creative collaboration… intensely honest. This book has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf.”
— The American Gardener
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“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.”
— James Golden, Federal Twist