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Author talk at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

January 3, 2015

Gabriel Hemery

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.

The New Sylva

Guided walk by author Gabriel Hemery

September 9, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

Sat, 13/09/2014 – 2:00pm3:30pm

Join the author of The New Sylva on a guided walk around the Sylva Trail at Harcourt Arboretum.  Learn more about what inspired him to rewrite Evelyn’s landmark book of 1664, what trees have meant to us over the centuries, and the future of our forests.  Gabriel is a chartered forester and is Chief Executive of the Sylva Foundation.

Tickets cost £15

To book your ticket, please click here

Join us at events across Britain and Ireland

February 3, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

During 2014 we will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of Evelyn’s Sylva, and the publication of The New Sylva, by holding a number of events across Britain and Ireland.

We’ve created a new Events page on our website to feature these, and help guide readers who may be interested in attending an event. Information will be updated regularly as new events are confirmed and more details available (such as dates and booking).

Currently, the events include literary festivals where both authors will be talking and available to sign books, fine art exhibitions at four botanic gardens, and woodland trails at two arboreta.

Read more about our Events.

Authors to speak at Oxford Literary Festival

February 1, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

Oxford Literary Festival 2014

Oxford Literary Festival 2014

Both authors, Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet, will be talking about the creation of The New Sylva at the Oxford Literary Festival.

The event is scheduled for 2pm on Wednesday 26th March. Full details have yet to be announced but will published on the Oxford Literary Festival website soon.

Read more about our scheduled Author Events during 2014

What is your favourite tree book?

January 22, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

In advance of the exhibitions featuring The New Sylva opening in April at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, RBGE have launched a campaign to find the nation’s favourite tree books. One lucky winner, drawn from the nominations, will receive a copy of The New Sylva. To find out more click here


Botanic gardens and arboreta to help celebrate 350th anniversary of Sylva

December 16, 2013

Gabriel Hemery

We are delighted to announce that gardens and arboreta across the UK and Ireland will be celebrating with us to mark the 350th anniversary of the publication in 1664 of John Evelyn’s classic book Sylva: or, a discourse of forest trees and the propagation of timber in his Majesty’s dominions.

The following information was posted recently by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh:

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The occasion will be marked with exhibitions and events that bring this discourse up-to-date. Heading these celebrations is The New Sylva ‒ a new book published by Bloomsbury, written by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. During 2014 the central messages about the importance of trees and the remarkable drawings made for the book will feature in exhibitions, interpretation panels and window displays across the country.

Exhibitions of Sarah Simblet’s remarkable pen-and-ink drawings featuring individual tree portraits, woodland scenes and life-sized illustrations of leaves, fruits and flowers will be presented at botanic gardens in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. Each drawing will be accompanied by informative text written by Gabriel Hemery. Visitors to the exhibitions will also be able to find out more about John Evelyn and his Sylva. Two arboreta without exhibition spaces have agreed to take part with Sylva-themed interpretative panels displayed alongside the appropriate trees in their collections.

This is the first time that prominent botanic gardens in Britain and Ireland have participated in a joint venture of this nature. Each venue is preparing an individual programme of activities which includes talks, drawing workshops, guided walks and family activities. The gardens involved are being encourage to record these events so that at the end of the project we can organise a sharing of ideas and inspiration for future programmes. It is anticipated that the number of participants involved in visiting the exhibitions or engaging with the activities programme will exceed 100,000 during the course of the year.

There is probably no point in the last 350 years when trees have featured so prominently in the consciousness of ordinary people nor a time when the future of forests in the British Isles looked so rosy. The benefits to be gained from diverse and productive woodlands are not simply economic but including the positive effects they have on the health and wellbeing. Sylva recognises this growing interest for trees and forests and resurgence activity in our woodlands in an original way and we invite support from everybody who shares this passion for trees to celebrate with us.

Read more at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s website

Dates at the confirmed venues will be announced here soon.

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