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
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-