Julian and Isabel Bannerman have been designing gardens and garden buildings together since 1983. They strive to create places which work for living in. Their response to a given site is founded upon observation of what they find, trying to see a different level, informed by a lifetime of fascination with the natural world and the history of human intervention in that world. Not only passionate about plants and gardens, but also built structures and the wider landscape, be it urban or suburban, agricultural, wetland or woodland, they try to use the simplest and most familiar materials. They have won awards and competitions such as the one to design British Memorial Garden to 9/11 in New York ; RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal; Civic Trust; Europa Nostra; Georgian Group; Christies Garden of the Year. But the greatest reward is that the gardens are loved and lived in.

Julian and Isabel will be joining us at Curious where they’ll be in conversationĀ about their book Landscape of Dreams.