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Give an unusual gift this Christmas and support Sylva

posted on November 15, 2018

If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special this Christmas, take a look at some unusual offers from Sylva Foundation. Read on to find out about our unique range of courses, an award-winning tree book available signed by the author, and some very special single-edition prints from the book.


Gift a course at the Sylva Wood Centre

Choose from Canoe paddle making, Green wood stool making, Guitar maintenance & repair, Pole lathe working, Saxon building woodwork, Treewrighting and Timber-framing, and Hurdle-Making. Courses will be supported by our brand new Teaching Barn, and overseen by our newly-appointed Head of Wood School.

Via our shop you can also purchase gift vouchers for courses which offer a substantial discount to someone special to use when they book their own course of choice.

See the full range of courses and details


Gift a signed copy of The New Sylva

The New Sylva book

The New Sylva – purchase the book from us and help support the charity

The New Sylva: a discourse of forest and orchard trees for the twenty-first century is a detailed and sumptuous celebration of trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery (our Chief Executive) and Sarah Simblet (former Sylva Artist in Residence). Published by Bloomsbury in 2014, its 400 pages feature more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 specially commissioned pen and ink drawings.

Its pages contain not merely descriptions of the appearance of individual species. . . . It is a magisterial work that combines art and history with science. . . . The book is a stimulating read, and beautiful to look at.”
Jack Watkins, The Countryman.

“Gabriel Hemery’s text is a precise, fascinating, fluent, wide-ranging and hard-headed synthesis: an excellent popular introduction to tree biology and forestry. But the book is more than that . . . Hemery is out to celebrate and inspire passion and love . . .”
Caspar Henderson, Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine

  • Books of the Year, 2014. Mail on Sunday.
  • Winner, Trade Illustrated, British Book Design and Production Awards, 2014.
  • Premier Award, International Society of Typographic Designers.

All proceeds of sales via our online shop directly support our charitable work. Copies are signed by Gabriel Hemery, and a personal dedication can be added on request.


Purchase a single-edition print from The New Sylva

Print and certificate from The New Sylva single-edition offer

Print and certificate from The New Sylva single-edition offer

The New Sylva by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet – published to wide acclaim by Bloomsbury in 2014 – contains 200 stunning pen and ink drawings, including whole-tree portraits, botanical parts and forest scenes. They were drawn by internationally-renowned artist Sarah Simblet while she was artist-in-residence for environmental charity the Sylva Foundation. Just 14 remain available for sale.

Sarah Simblet rarely sells her work as prints. This represents a unique investment and a special opportunity for fans of her stunning drawings. Each print is signed by Sarah Simblet, and accompanied by an attractive Certificate of Authenticity, signed by both authors of The New Sylva.

Visit our online shop to see the available prints.


 

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A perfect gift for anyone who loves trees and nature

posted on December 10, 2015

The New Sylva - a perfect Christmas gift for a tree loverThe New Sylva would make a perfect gift for someone special to you who loves trees and nature.

Every book purchased helps raise money towards our charitable work. Our online shop is the only place where you can purchase copies signed by both authors.

Last date for posted Christmas orders:

Thursday 17th December 2015

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” . . . 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, 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.” London Evening Standard

“This is a magnificent book which will appeal not only to anybody interested in trees, but also those who appreciate beautiful books. Highly recommended.” Irish Forestry

“Gabriel Hemery’s text is a precise, fascinating, fluent, wide-ranging and hard-headed synthesis: an excellent popular introduction to tree biology and forestry. But the book is more than that . . . Hemery is out to celebrate and inspire passion and love . . . The drawings really are astonishing: they are fine and vivid, combining anatomical precision with qualities that arouse intense emotion . . . This book is gorgeous, precious and important.” Resurgence and Ecologist

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Last orders of The New Sylva for Christmas

posted on December 15, 2014
Christmas special deal - signed copy of The New Sylva and free pack of cards

Christmas special deal

By popular demand we are extending our seasonal special offer of a free pack of 5 cards with every copy of The New Sylva ordered.

Until 17th December we are offering a free pack of five cards with every signed copy of The New Sylva ordered from our online shop.

Deadline for UK delivery in time for Christmas: Wednesday 17th December 17:00 GMT.

All book orders placed between now and 17th December will qualify for a free pack of five greeting cards featuring the stunning Caledonian pinewood at the Black Wood of Rannoch. The wintery scene is especially suited for Christmas, while the card is blank inside making it usable all year round.

The card will have special resonance for fans of the book. The figure in the photograph featured on the card is artist Sarah Simblet, and the image taken by Gabriel Hemery while the pair visited the forest while working on the book. Sarah’s resulting treescape featuring a ‘granny’ pine and surrounding forest fills a double page spread on pages 68-69.

We are the only retailer offering copies of The New Sylva signed by both authors, Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. All sales proceeds go to our charitable work. Supplies are limited so please order early to avoid disappointment.

Visit our shop to read more and to place your order

Offer details: The extended offer closes on 17th December 2014. Five cards will be provided for every book ordered.
Offer applies to purchases made only through the Sylva Foundation online shop.
Subject to availability.

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Christmas special deal from our shop

posted on October 15, 2014
Christmas special deal - signed copy of The New Sylva and free pack of cards

Christmas special deal

Until the end of November we are offering a free pack of five cards with every signed copy of The New Sylva ordered from our online shop.

All book orders placed between now and the end of November will qualify for a free pack of five greeting cards featuring the stunning Caledonian pinewood at the Black Wood of Rannoch. The wintery scene is especially suited for Christmas, while the card is blank inside making it usable all year round.

The card will have special resonance for fans of the book. The figure in the photograph featured on the card is artist Sarah Simblet, and the image taken by Gabriel Hemery while the pair visited the forest while working on the book. Sarah’s resulting treescape featuring a ‘granny’ pine and surrounding forest fills a double page spread on pages 68-69.

We are the only retailer offering copies of The New Sylva signed by both authors, Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. All sales proceeds go to our charitable work. Supplies are limited so please order early to avoid disappointment.

Visit our shop to read more and to place your order

Offer details: The offer closes on November 30th. Five cards will be provided for every book ordered.
Offer applies to purchases made only through the Sylva Foundation online shop.
Subject to availability.

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Signing The New Sylva

posted on April 1, 2014

In advance of us distributing copies of The New Sylva, the authors have been signing copies.

It is not too late to place your order. Remember that we are the only online shop selling copies signed by both authors, and all proceeds go to our charitable work. We will be sending out pre-ordered books by the end of this week – i.e. before the official publication date.   Visit our shop.

 

 

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Sylva greeting card available to purchase online

posted on October 23, 2013

We are pleased to offer a new greeting card, in time for Christmas (but suitable for any occasion), on our online shop. Price includes free postage and packing, and all proceeds go to the Sylva Foundation.

The stunning card, produced exclusively for Sylva, features a majestic ancient Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) tree in a Caledonian pinewood. The rear of the card provides a rich explanation of the winter scene, including its connection with The New Sylva book.

Printed in the UK with FSC materials. Measures 17x12cm. Blank inside.

Also available at our online shop are a few remaining limited edition prints of the OneOak tree, made famous by our OneOak project. The stunning pen and ink portrait of the OneOak tree was drawn by internationally renowned artist, and author of Botany for the Artist, Sarah Simblet. Generously donated to the Sylva Foundation by the artist. All proceeds from sales will be used for our charitable work. Only 100 limited edition prints have been made, and each hand signed and numbered by the artist.

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A Sylvan gift for any tree lover

posted on November 22, 2012
OneOak tree portrait - mounted

OneOak tree portrait – mounted version

With just four weeks to go to Christmas, we have some remaining limited edition prints of the OneOak tree, drawn by internationally-renowned artist Sarah Simblet. Available to buy online from our shop, it would make a perfect Sylvan gift for any tree lover.


More about the Limited Edition Print

A stunning pen and ink portrait of the OneOak tree drawn by internationally-renowned artist, and author of Botany for the Artist, Sarah Simblet. Generously donated to the Sylva Foundation by the artist. All proceeds from sales will be used for our charitable work. Only 100 limited edition prints have been made, and each hand signed and numbered by the artist.

Sarah Simblet is an artist, author and teacher of drawing at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. Sarah made an original pen and ink drawing of the OneOak tree before it was felled in 2010. In the tradition of the teacher and art critic John Ruskin, her botanical drawings are a great aid to our understanding of the structure of plants by encouraging the viewer to study their intricate detail. Such meticulous drawings made by the human hand can be more compelling than photographs which are now commonplace in everyday life.

Printed with pigment-based inks on acid-free 310gsm FSC grade cotton rag paper, with UV coatings providing light-fastness in excess of 100 years. Double-mounted (where applicable) with off-white cotton rag board. All materials are sustainably sourced. Frames (where applicable) are made with FSC grade ash finished with natural wax.

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