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.
|Publisher:||Timber Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||5 Years|
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed looking at it. The gardeners and their gardens are inspirational. I really enjoyed reading everyone's story. They explained how their gardens began and what they hope to achieve. It is a perfect armchair garden book. Enjoy
Many people of differing regions, states, countries, economic status can all call them selves gardeners. Why? Because the art of gardening is different for everyone. Georgina Reid recognizes this difference in her book. Planting is done for so many different reasons, but we all share that special satisfaction when flowers or food results from the sweat equity we've invested in our own piece of ground. Ms Reid shows us gardens from all walks of life and then lets the gardener tell what their garden means to them. This is an excellent book. Pictures and stories all support the central premise of how gardening reveals that inner spark to create something with our own two hands.
Author, Georgina Reid, has produced a work of beauty that stands completely alone from the normal garden books. In "The Planthunter" she has combined artistic imagery that tempts the viewer with all-to-often missed details, grand vistas, candid portraits, and secret glimpses into garden osaises. As one reads along, you are transported to these spaces, intrigued by their owners and the stories that follow. Reid has pulled together an inspirational and eclectic group of gardeners with interests as varied as their plants. There are engineers, musicians, painters, collectors, adventurers and more. Besides being the authors and caretakers of stunning plant havens, they are united by their stewardship of nature. Each highlighted individual has wisdom to pass on or observations gleaned from long, dedicated experience. "The Planthunter" is strikingly unique in that it grabs the reader with a ferocity for plants and their ability to shape lives. This isn’t just about dirt. It is about living in the artistic capacity of nature. I am already making space on my bookcase!