Celebrating the 350th anniversary of Evelyn’s Sylva

posted on February 28, 2014

During 2014 the Sylva Foundation is supporting a number of activities across the UK to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Evelyn’s Sylva in 1664.

The New Sylva - Bloomsbury Publishing

The New Sylva – Bloomsbury Publishing

Our activities are centred around the publication of The New Sylva book, which the charity has sponsored with the purpose of raising awareness of the importance of sustainable forest management. Signed copies of the book are now available to pre-order in our online shop – publication date April 10th – all proceeds to the Sylva Foundation.

We are supporting fine art exhibitions at botanic gardens and woodland trails at two arboreta featuring drawings and content of the book.

The authors have listed the events on their book blog – see www.newsylva.com/author-events – featuring these events plus appearances at literary festivals:

Oxford Literary Festival – Wednesday 26th March 2014

Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet will be speaking about the creation of The New Sylva. For more information and to book visit the Oxford Literary Festival website.

Harcourt Arboretum – April 1st to November 31st 2014

An outdoor trail around the arboretum featuring selected drawings from The New Sylva, together with information panels. The trail will be open for most of 2014. The authors will be visiting the arboretum personally for specific events – details to follow soon. See www.harcourt-arboretum.ox.ac.uk

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – 17th April to 31st May 2014

A major exhibition of drawings from The New Sylva together with information panels covering the history of Evelyn’s Sylva and behind the scenes stories of the making of The New Sylva. See www.rbge.org.uk

National Botanic Garden of Wales – 17th April to 31st May 2014

A major exhibition of drawings from The New Sylva together with information panels covering the history of Evelyn’s Sylva and the behind the scenes stories of the making of the book. See www.gardenofwales.org.uk

Benmore Botanic Garden – dates to be confirmed

An exhibition of drawings from The New Sylva together with information panels covering the history of Evelyn’s Sylva and the behind the scenes stories of the making of the book. See www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/benmore

National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin – dates to be confirmed

An exhibition of drawings from The New Sylva together with information panels covering the history of Evelyn’s Sylva and the behind the scenes stories of the making of the book. See www.botanicgardens.ie

Chalke Valley History Festival – 28th June 2014

Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet will be talking about the creation of The New Sylva at the literary festival at this fabulous outdoor event. See www.cvhf.org.uk

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum – June 1st to August 31st 2014

An outdoor trail around the arboretum featuring selected drawings from The New Sylva, together with information panels. The trail will be open for three months. The authors will be visiting the arboretum personally for specific events – details to follow soon. See www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt


Additional events will be listed on the author’s blog when confirmed –  www.newsylva.com/author-events

 


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