The Planthunter

Truth, Beauty, Chaos, and Plants

By Georgina Reid Daniel Shipp

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.

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Georgina Reid

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Review quotes
“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
 
Product Details
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Number of pages
258
Publication date
April 30, 2019
ISBN
9781604699647