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Landscape of Dreams
Landscape of Dreams

Landscape of Dreams

The Gardens of Isabel & Julia Bannerman

GARDENING

288 Pages, 8.25 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $75.00 (US $75.00) (CA $102.00)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9781910258606

Rights: US & CA

Pimpernel Press (Nov 2016)

Price: $75.00
 
 

Overview

"The Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" celebrate the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of their works—with a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales

Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been described as "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" (Min Hogg, World of Interiors) and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" (Ruth Guilding, The Bible of British Taste).  Their approach to design, while rooted in history and the classical tradition, is fresh, eclectic and surprising. They designed the British 9/11 Memorial Garden in New York and have also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle in Sussex and John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire. The garden they made for themselves at Hanham Court near Bath was acclaimed by Gardens Illustrated as the top garden of 2009, ahead of Sissinghurst. When they moved from Hanham it was to the fairytale castle of Trematon overlooking Plymouth Sound, where they have created yet another magical garden. Landscape of Dreams celebrates the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of these gardens, and many more. 

Reviews

"this book is not to be missed." —Plant Talk

"In our relatively jaded era, the Bannermans' garden follies show construction done in harmony with nature, but they also trick the eye, blur boundaries between fantasy and reality, and encourage childlike curiosity."—Flower Magazine Online

"beautiful and creative."—The Greenville News Online

Author Biography

Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been designing gardens and garden buildings together since 1983. They have won awards and competitions such as the one to design the British Memorial Garden to 9/11 in New York; the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal and Christie's Garden of the Year.