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Green academia, also known by various other names[Note 1], is a splinter Academia aesthetic specializing in biology and earth sciences, especially botany, ecology, geobiology, mycology, and zoology.

Although social sciences are emphasized less in green academia than in other academic aesthetics, philosophy, natural history, and environmental sociology are featured in various forms throughout green academia media. Arts including poetry, sculpture, and drawing are popular in green academia text posts and images.

Like in other academia aesthetics, the pursuit of knowledge and appreciation of scientific study are valued highly in green academia.


Spending plenty of time outside is as important as studying and reading. Natural philosophers may frequently collect rocks and gemstones, skulls, and books. They also like to do some things in an old-fashioned way, so you're likely to find ink and quills on their desks. They may also have a library and a collection of letters of their correspondence with minded beings. Both indoor and outdoor plants are popular as decoration and subjects of study. Natural philosophers tend to study in solitude but connecting with like-minded people is also great. They will write letters or go on a hike together. Plants are good companions but also a range of animals such as dogs, cats, and small critters. Activities that fit this aesthetic include:

  • Hiking
  • Going on walks
  • Collecting flowers, rocks, and bones
  • Drawing
  • Reading
  • Writing (letters or literature, poems, articles, letters, and whatever interests you)
  • Calligraphy
  • Studying (for example, languages, biology, archaeology, anatomy)
  • Exploring (can be your backyard or a different country)
  • Gardening
  • Organizing your collections of curiosities
  • Purchasing books
  • Generally doing things in an old-fashioned manner
  • Journalling
  • Photography


  • Nature journals
  • Plant pressings
  • Bottles and jars
  • Lanterns
  • Books
  • Ink and quill
  • Satchels
  • Feathers
  • Trees
  • Plants


  • Libraries
  • Greenhouses
  • Ruins
  • Archaeological sites
  • Dense forests
  • Quaint neighborhoods with woods
  • Old buildings covered in vines


  • Long, loose-fitting, oversized clothes
  • Sweaters
  • Flowy dresses
  • Large, layered clothing with big pockets
  • Button-up Oxford shirts (especially in neutral colors)
  • Waistcoats
  • Long (knee-length or ankle) dresses and skirts
  • Dark pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Oxford shoes
  • Brogue shoes
  • Sweater vests
  • Blouses
  • Nature and floral-themed motifs
  • Lace
  • Corduroy jackets
  • Peacoats
  • Aviator jackets
  • Jackets with (fake) wool or fur collars
  • Overalls
  • Cardigans
  • Blazers
  • Doc marten shoes
  • Silver or gold jewelry
  • Cuff earrings
  • Knee-high socks
  • Satchels
  • Glasses
  • Broaches
  • Undone or loosely-done ties
  • Messy hair, sometimes done up in braids, buns, or ponytails




  • Frankie Cosmos
  • Hozier
  • The Blasting Company
  • Lord Huron
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Cosmo Sheldrake


  1. Green academia is also known as botanic academia, botanical academia, earth academia, earthy academia, nature academia, and natural academia.