Gabriel Hemery speaking at the launch of the Chilterns Box Woodland Project. Notice the poster alongside of co-author Sarah Simblet drawing in box woodland for The New Sylva. Photo: Chris Smith Photography

Yesterday Gabriel Hemery was an invited speaker at the opening of the Chilterns Box Woodland Project.

“I need not speak much of the uses of this tree, (growing in time to considerable stature) so continually sought after for many utensils, being so hard, close and pondrous as to sink like lead in water …”

He read excerpts from Evelyn’s original text (above), and from the now completed text about Box (Buxus sempervirens) written for The New Sylva, to an audience of artists, musicians, landowners, naturalists and others.

Read more about the Chilterns Box Woodland Project

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