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A short story for Arboreal

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Arboreal: a collection of words from the woods. Little Toller Books.

I’ve written a short fictional story which has been selected for inclusion in Arboreal: a collection of words from the woods to be published by Little Toller Books in October.

Bringing together the finest, and best-known, names in contemporary writing, the new anthology explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. A landmark publication, it will appeal widely to many readers.

I wanted to create a different slant on the brief, provided by editor Adrian Cooper, to write about a woodland that means something special to me. My story is set in the future, and looks back to the past. My contribution is titled: Don’t look back – Piles Copse, Dartmoor Forest.

More information (and a preorder form) is available on the Little Toller website

London to Paris: a send-off by the new Mayor of London

May 27, 2016

Gabriel Hemery

Fund4Trees

Some of the intrepid Fund4Trees London to Paris cycling team received a fantastic early send-off by recently appointed Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, last night. The ride proper starts on the morning of Saturday 28th May. The final destination is the 99th French Mayor’s conference in Paris on Tuesday.

The riders posed with Sadiq Khan on the Wandering Tree mural, part of the Charter for trees, woods and people campaign led by Woodland Trust. We are grateful to Craig Harrison, Forestry Commission, for helping organise the send-off, and to Matt Larsen-Daw for the photographs.


Trustees of Fund4Trees will be cycling 285 miles, from London to Paris, to promote our charitable work. The trustees will be joined by representatives of national tree professional bodies. The goal is to deliver a French translation of Trees and Design Action Group’s (TDAG) latest document Trees in Hard Landscapes, which Fund4Trees supported. The ride…

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Tree photos framed in ash

May 7, 2016

Gabriel Hemery

I was delighted to see two of my tree photographs chosen by Chris Boreham Bespoke Woodwork to showcase two of his beautiful picture frames for a forthcoming exhibition.

Boreham_framesMade from locally-sourced sustainable timber, the ash frames feature two square pegs at each corner made from black walnut.

Chris chose two images – ‘Winter Solstice Treescape’ and ‘Lime Avenue Sunset’ – from my exhibition, which is entitled Wittenham Treescapes. See more at: www.thetreephotographer.com

Chris Boreham Bespoke Woodwork and The Tree Photographer will be exhibiting at the Sylva Foundation Wood Centre during Oxfordshire Artweeks 2016. Open every day from 14-22 (except 18th when the venue is closed for schools). Why not come along if you’re local: entry is free and there will be lots to see from an amazing variety of talented craftspeople.

Wittenham Treescapes photography exhibition

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Lime avenue between the Wittenhams. An image from my upcoming photography exhibition.

I’m looking forward to my next photography exhibition in May. It is entitled Wittenham Treescapes and features a series of images taken over a five year period within a one mile radius of the villages of Long and Little Wittenham in South Oxfordshire.

The exhibition is hosted at the Sylva Wood Centre (OX14 4QT) during Oxfordshire ArtWeeks. It is open to the public between 14-22 (exc 17) May 2016. There will be a collection of other artists also exhibiting fine art and beautiful craft in wood, so there will be a lot to see.

Read more on my online ArtWeeks gallery.

A selection of my photographs will be available to purchase, and I will be there myself on both weekends.

Winter lecture at Hooke Park

November 3, 2015

Gabriel Hemery

The Winter lecture series at the Architectural Association’s Woodland Campus at Hooke Park, has been announced.

I am pleased to be part of the line up this year. I will be talking about woodland culture and the making of The New Sylva on Wednesday 2nd December.

Read more about the Hooke Park Winter lectures

Author talk at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

January 3, 2015

Gabriel Hemery

The New Sylva

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet are delighted to announce that they will be giving a public talk about The New Sylva at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on 29th January.

We will talk about the making of The New Sylva and the importance of trees to society and the environment.

Books will be available to purchase, signed by the authors.


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