Walking with Wilson & 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.
At Dawyck in the 21st century, we walked among Wilson’s now mature plants and landscape that was animated by Wang Wei’s poems.