28 April-11 September
It’s easy to stop paying proper attention to the landscapes we’ve become used to over time. It can take a surprising intervention to reconnect with what makes them unique – which is exactly the idea behind the transformation of two distinct sites on the Rosneath Peninsula to the west of Scotland by Cove Park.
Led by artist Hannah Brackston in collaboration with the local community, two new gardens in a disused car park at community centre Centre 81 in Garelochhead and at the Cove Sailing Club will be based around the nearby flora and fauna. With views over Loch Long and Gareloch, both of these distinctive sites share a proximity with salt and fresh water. This makes them a fascinating location at which to explore how the area’s indigenous plant life might be used in food, medicine, dyed textiles and art.
These two Unexpected Gardens will give both visitors and locals the opportunity to engage with extraordinary facets of the local plant life – and the opportunities for its use in the future.