Planthunting with Georgina Reid

 Photo credit: Daniel Shipp

Photo credit: Daniel Shipp

Georgina Reid is a writer, editor and landscape designer with a penchant for plants.

She's also the soil-savvy force behind The Planthunter, an independent online magazine that has developed a cult following, weaving together a rich story of connection between humans and plants. Celebrating plantlife in all its forms, it offers an intelligent, inspirational and sometimes wonderfully wacky mix of content that delights readers away from their computers and into their gardens.

Pottering with plants has always been a big part of Georgina's world, but it took a little while for her to turn this passion into a career.  When Georgina had a seed of an idea to create a website exploring the connections between people and plants, she had no idea that it would grow to become a wild and rather rampant online publishing venture that would be loved by so many people.

Today The Planthunter has developed into a thriving community of green thumbs that delight in the wonders of the natural world. As one of her biggest fans, I’m not alone in my support for this online love letter to plant life.

I asked Georgina about her rambling journey to where she is today, her personal tools for grounding into the earth and how we can weave nature into our everyday lives - whether we live in cities, suburbs or the countryside.

She'll make a planthunter of you yet.
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"What I want to do with The Planthunter is to seduce people into falling in love with the natural world. That's what it comes down to, and that's always been my passion and my vision.

Using plants and gardens has been my way to do that. There's this idea of nature can be quite conceptual and separate to our everyday existences. Plants and gardens are around us all the time and we can engage on that level."

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 Photo credit: Daniel Shipp

Photo credit: Daniel Shipp

 Photo credit: Daniel Shipp

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