Another Green World: Linn Botanic Gardens, Encounters with a Scottish Arcadia
Linn Botanic Gardens is located on the Rosneath peninsula on Scotland’s west coast, just a short drive from Cove Park. It has been described as an idiosyncratic utopia, created by the shared passion of a father and son, and is home to thousands of exotic plants from all over the world. Carefully constructed over 40 years by Jim and Jamie Taggart, the gardens surround Linn Villa, an outstanding Victorian house.
Artist Alison Turnbull (born 1956) first encountered Linn during a visual arts residency at Cove Park in 2011. Since then, she and award-winning writer Philip Hoare (born 1958) have visited several times and worked together on this project at Cove Park. Another Green World is their lyrical portrait of the site in text and pictures. Turnbull’s photographs of the garden, villa and its owners, and her geometric drawings inspired by the garden, are complemented by photographer Ruth Clark’s stunning double-page shots of the plants. Hoare’s account of a visit weaves its way through these images, leading readers on a walk through the enigmatic garden and house.
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