Chaired by Richard E Grant
Landscape of Dreams
Friday 14 October 2016
Blenheim Palace, The Marlborough RoomVenue
The garden designers to Prince Charles and the Rothschilds, Isabel and Julian Bannerman, celebrate the magical landscapes they have created for themselves and for their famous clients, in this illustrated talk.
The Bannermans have been described as the “Bonnie and Clyde of garden design”. Their work is rooted in a classical tradition, but their approach is fresh, eclectic and often surprising. They designed the British 9/11 Memorial Garden in New York, and gardens for Prince Charles at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, for Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, for the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel castle, and for John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire.
Their own garden at Hanham Court, near Bath, was described as the top garden of 2009 by Gardens Illustrated, and they have since moved to the Castle of Trematon, near Plymouth, where they have created another magical garden. In their book, Landscape of Dreams, they describe the creative and practical process that goes into the making of the gardens.
Discussions will be chaired by the actor, writer and director Richard E Grant, star of many films including Withnail and I and Gosford Park and who recently took a role in the popular television series Game of Thrones. He is among many well-known collectors of Isabel Bannerman’s garden photography.