Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Planting the Dunk Botanic Gardens

Planting the Dunk Botanic Gardens is a poetic monologue, beautifully written by Australian poet Mark O'Connor and performed by David Malikoff against a slideshow of stunning botanic art by Linda Martin. It's the story of attempts to create a tropical botanic gardens on the Australian island of Dunk and includes poetic descriptions of various species of tropical plants along with amusing scenes from the history of the island and the lives of its gardeners and some intelligent commentary on climate change. The audience was only small when I went, which is a shame for such a good production. So if you're in Edinburgh and like gardens and poetry, please make time to go and see this!

Planting the Dunk Botanic Gardens is showing at 11.30 am at the Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace until 25 August.

2 comments:

iamnasra said...

I hope it will go well ...

AscenderRisesAbove said...

it sounds lovely. we have a local garden here that lets artists come and paint plien air on Thursdays; photographers can come and set up tri-pods. it is a bit pricey but what a treat