The drawings in The New Sylva were created by internationally-renowned artist Sarah Simblet while she was artist-in-residence for environmental charity the Sylva Foundation. Now a selection of 80 special edition prints are being auctioned to raise money for its charitable activities. About the Special Edition Prints Artist Sarah Simblet rarely sells her work as prints.… Read More
” . . . any gardener or naturalist could only be delighted to be given The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest & Orchard Trees for the 21st Century by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet (Bloomsbury, £50), renovating John Evelyn’s classic, Sylva, of 1664. Beautifully illustrated with black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings by Simblet, it sets out… Read More
[The] “New Sylva” bespeaks a cultural relationship with the tree that may be missing in other societies and has to do with the way trees are permitted to grow old in Britain — as in centuries old — and the way they inhabit a seamless terrain between close-set garden, park and countryside. Adrian Higgins The… Read More
The New Sylva has won an award in the British Book Design and Production Awards 2014. In the category for general non-fiction, known as “trade illustrated”, it won against stiff competition to secure the prize. The judge’s comments: The New Sylva is beautifully designed and produced. The stunning and delicate illustrations are printed onto a… Read More
The New Sylva is released today, 21st October, in North America. Visit Bloomsbury Publishing USA for more information. It is available in all good bookstores, and via major online retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
The New Sylva has won an award for design from the International Society of Typographic Designers. The Premier Award for books was collected by Peter Dawson, Creative Director of Grade Design at a ceremony in Bexhill-on-Sea, at the De La Warr Pavillion. Title The New Sylva Studio Grade Design Art direction Peter Dawson Designers Peter… Read More
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Sarah Simblet talks about her part in creating The New Sylva in a film sponsored by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) to celebrate the opening, today, of the Sylva Exhibition. Read more about the exhibition at RBGE
Listen to the story of Evelyn’s Sylva and The New Sylva on the BBC’s Farming Today programme (11th April 2014): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zr1zd Piece runs between approx 3:50 and 7:10 mins.
Read BBC Environment Reporter, Mark Kinver’s article about The New Sylva: