Alison Turnbull and Philip Hoare: Another Green World
Linn Botanic Gardens overlooks Loch Long on Cove Bay, in the Scottish Borders. Founded in 1970 and grown over the years by Jim Taggart and his son Jamie, the gardens are an idiosyncratic treasure trove of rare plants and are considered to be of outstanding horticultural importance for their size and diversity; the Gardens are one of the most biodiverse places in Scotland.
Another Green World is a record of time spent at the Gardens by artist Alison Turnbull and writer Philip Hoare, and forms a pictorial and lyrical portrait of the place. The bespoke typography on the cover takes inspiration from structural forms in nature and geometric aspects of Turnbull’s work,1 and the contents include photographs of Linn Gardens taken by Turnbull and photographer Ruth Clark. These are presented alongside drawings, charts, and accounts by Philip Hoare of various visits to the Gardens and Linn Villa. An insert inside the back cover contains a list of every species in the garden, as compiled by Jamie Taggart.