Julian and Isabel Bannerman

Julian and Isabel Bannerman

Julian and Isabel Bannerman

The Garden Museum Literary Festival. Spotlight on: Julian and Isabel Bannerman

"On Sunday the 2nd of July Julian and I would like to talk about how, for us, the lure of the garden is dreamlike, primarily about things just beyond our grasp. In the making of gardens everyone’s approach is so different, springing from entirely different motivations and aims. Our heroes and mentors are multifarious, arising like most people's in childhood and developing through the worlds of painting and photography, land art, literature, film, all sorts of dotty things and people, and their connection with what we ostensibly ended up doing, making gardens, may seem obscure. This question we looked at briefly  in the introduction to “Landscape of Dreams” -  our book about what we have been doing for over thirty years - asking where did it start and what are the influences and experiences that move and motivate one to make things? This talk offers a chance to add illustrations and have a discursive moment with anyone attending."
 
Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been making gardens with their bare hands, plants and strange buildings for over thirty years since they met in Edinburgh. Their curious career path has lead them to make formal and informal gardens using the plants, qualities, textures and materials they find to confirm a sense of place.  Isabel also writes occasionally for the Sunday Times and makes botanical photographs, but primarily they garden together with soil and plants and plans.

Julian and Isabel will speak in the afternoon on Sunday 2nd July at The Garden Museum Literary Festival at Boughton House.

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