A wood and glass case invented in the early 19th-century transformed the movement of plants around the world. In Melbourne, several thousand people greeted a primrose on its arrival from England.
As ponds dry up, so too does our connection to nature.
A gardening expert reveals the simple things you can do to protect your garden during a heatwave.
The nematode that can turn slugs into zombies.
Garden pollinators can turn their noses up at the flowers human eyes find most beautiful.
In a world of increasing urbanisation, density, pressure and, some say, isolation, there's a natural salve for stress, pressure and mental illness. And it’s right above our heads.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia's urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.
In a busy city like London, green space is a valuable commodity.
Bird baths are more than just ornamental splash pools. They're also a site where animals socialise and intense rivalries play out. And bird bath design, location and cleanliness can have a big impact.
A growing body of research literature suggests time spent gardening is as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
The relentless pursuit of showy flowers for garden display – as seen at Chelsea Flower Show – has seen some odd uses of radiation and chemicals .
A proliferation of concrete is increasing the risk of urban flooding. The solution? More gardens.
The tea and crumpets vision of Englishness that Capability Brown brings to mind does him an injustice.
Essential reading for green-fingered urbanites and guerrilla gardeners.
There are birds we love to hate, such as the Noisy Miner. But much of the annoying behaviour on show may be a result of human-induced changes to habitats.
As summer rolls on once again you're despairing at a brown lawn. Perhaps you should embrace a shabbier backyard.
There's something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.