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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

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

Cream of the crop

December 12, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

” . . . 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

Featured in Books of the Year list by Mail on Sunday

December 1, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

The New Sylva features in Top Books of the Year by the Mail on Sunday.

Books of the Year 2014 - Mail on Sunday - 30th November 2014

Books of the Year 2014 – Mail on Sunday – 30th November 2014. Photo: 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.

Book features in The Washington Post

November 22, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

[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 Washington Post


The New Sylva is released in North America

October 21, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

The New Sylva

The New Sylva – Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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 and Barnes & Noble.

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