Posts tagged ‘New Sylva’
November 3, 2015
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.
January 3, 2015
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
December 12, 2014
” . . . 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 “to revitalise our wood culture: to plant a tree; to marvel at the beauty and richness of a woodland…”. The New Sylva looks to the future for each species — and it’s a delight on every page.”
David Sexton, London Evening Standard
11th December 2014
December 1, 2014
The New Sylva features in Top Books of the Year by the Mail on Sunday.
The New Sylva – A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the 21st Century by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet (Bloomsbury). An unparalleled understanding of our trees, updating John Evelyn’s 17th-century Sylva, the first comprehensive study.
November 22, 2014
[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.
The Washington Post
October 21, 2014