Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos, and Plants
By Georgina Reid
Photographs by Daniel Shipp
An Avant Garde(ning) Book
From street gardens in Los Angeles to grand country estates in Australia, The Planthunteris 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.
Chockablock with gorgeous images and thoughtful profiles of fellow plant devotees…readers will find it hard not to get caught up in Reid’s enthusiasm for all things botanical, and her enthralling stories, combined with Daniel Shipp’s vibrant nature photography, will appeal to both gardening junkies and neophytes.” —Publishers Weekly
“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