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 theContinue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

” . . . 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 drawingsContinue Reading

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 comprehensiveContinue Reading

[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, parkContinue Reading

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 ArtContinue Reading

“There can perhaps be no greater tribute to Dr Gabriel Hemery’s The New Sylva than that it manages to inhabit the soul of Evelyn’s original, whilst reinvigorating it, and reshaping his message for our times.”   “Its pages contain not merely descriptions of the appearance of individual species . .Continue Reading

“There can perhaps be no greater tribute to Dr Gabriel Hemery’s The New Sylva than that it manages to inhabit the soul of Evelyn’s original, whilst reinvigorating it, and reshaping his message for our times.”   “Its pages contain not merely descriptions of the appearance of individual species . .Continue Reading

Author Gabriel Hemery will be talking about The New Sylva at the Surrey History Centre in Woking at 1430 on 4th October. The centre is just 14 miles from the John Evelyn’s birthplace at Wotton House. Gabriel’s talk will be illustrated with the exquisite drawings of artist Sarah Simblet. AnContinue Reading

“This amazing work is a celebration of John Evelyn and is not just a pretty book, but a reference work captured and packed with useful information by Gabriel Hemery that will be used by many horticulturists and arboriculturists.” “The text is very easy to read and makes compulsive reading, butContinue Reading

“Hemery’s eminently readable text and Simblet’s brilliant drawings show why we should love and respect the world’s trees, and how deep is our debt to them.” Colin Tudge for The Ecologist, 30th May 2014 Read the full reviewContinue Reading