Once you think of subtropical home gardens of bamboo and magnolia, of lily ponds, waterfalls and summerhouses, the west shore of scotland may not be the initial destination that comes to mind. yet for 50 years botanist jim taggart cultivated only such a paradise at linn gardens, sourcing flowers from as far as peru, vietnam and brand new zealand and providing them with property from the pretty rosneath peninsula.
Taggart passed on last summer time, but london-based professional photographer robbie lawrence has actually immortalised the landscapes and their owner in an accumulation of images drawn in 2016. with accompanying lines from poet john burnside, a voice over the linn provides a beautifully understated depiction of a labour of love in an unlikely place.
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