Fields of View

Chicago-based naturalist and botanist Andrew Hipp on the connecting threads between science, natural history and writing.

Behind the Orange Curtain

Besides getting the usual “Go West, Young Man”-type pandering that we all seem to get from American propaganda, a couple things I came across as a Midwest wanderlust adolescent that…

Making Paradise

Making Paradise at the Aga Khan Centre, London is an exhibition dedicated to historic and contemporary Islamic Garden Design.

Le Président / The Crocodile Feeder

  Le Président: Seven Days In the beginning, Le President, flattened his ancestral villagei, to create his idea of heaven. “Let there be no jungle”; & there was no jungle….

Alice Entwistle

In the PoemGarden

A personal essay by Professor Alice Entwistle of the University of South Wales exploring the many connections between poetry and gardening,

Lessons from Seed

A personal essay by seed researcher and baker Col Gordon on the complex relationships between plants, people and place.

Macroalgae Matters

Seaweed in a time of climate crisis: an encounter with a rotten seashore funk prompts writer Andrew Furman to discover more about sargassum.