Isabel Bannerman was born in Paddington in 1962, the youngest of five children. She began gardening when, as a university student, she met Julian Bannerman, owner of Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh. Together they moved to a derelict baroque mansion in Wiltshire and camped whilst restoring the house and starting to design gardens and garden buildings for a living. With a lot of luck and hard work they established a practice, winning Gold Medals at Chelsea and working for HRH The Prince of Wales and clients from the worlds of fashion and film. Isabel has taken photographs since she was at school and began making her particular style of botanical scans in 2003. She has had four solo shows of her work, which is in the collections of Jasper Conran and Richard E Grant. She wrote and photographed Landscape of Dreams (Pimpernel Press, 2016), describing fourteen gardens created by the Bannermans and their way of working together.
Widespread praise for Landscape of Dreams, included: ‘A beautifully illustrated and endearing part- biography, part-overview of the thinking behind their work . . .’ The Sunday Times Garden Book of the Year
‘An absolutely magical book. Such brilliant writing, vivid, engaged . . . a most potent record of true brilliance.’ Anna Pavord
‘I just gorged myself on this magnificent book. Utterly transporting. The first garden book I could not put down.’ Dominic West
For further information, or to speak to Isabel Bannerman, please contact: Emma O’Bryen, Publicity, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07505 659641
Monday 11th November