It’s been longer than six months since I last sent out my regular newsletter following the creation of my latest book GREEN GOLD. I’ve been busy on a number of fronts, especially since the book became fully-funded in September. This issue features include news of the front cover design, final production
In 1849 an influential group of subscribers came together under the care of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) to sponsor a plant-hunter, John Jeffrey, and support his ambitious expedition to North America in 1850. But after his mysterious disappearance, just four years later, he was soon all-but-forgotten. I’m delighted to announce that the little-known exploits of John Jeffrey will be celebrated in public for the first time, fittingly in a new collaboration with RBGE.
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
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
Gardens and arboreta across the UK and Ireland will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of the publication in 1664 of John Evelyn’s classic book Sylva, including an exhibition of The New Sylva.