Seeding the John Muir Way

The final preparations for not only walking the new John Muir Trail across Scotland, but for planting Alec Finlay’s poem.  Full details on 




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In response to Gerry Loose’s residency for Walking with Poets at Dawyck Botanic Gardens this summer I created a walk and series of images entitled, Walking with Wilson and Wang Wei.

Plant hunter Ernest “Chinese” Wilson (1876 – 1930) built his reputation gathering plant specimens from across China and bringing them to the UK. Many of the specimens he planted thrive in Dawyck today.

Wang Wei (701 – 761) was a poet, painter and writer on painting. He is credited as being the first Chinese pure landscape painter. His work became a model for future generations.

Thanks to those who joined the walk. More images and information on Gerry’s residency at-


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