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Christina Hart Davis and Vanessa Berridge – A Herbal Year and Garden Heaven

The Herbal Year
Garden Heaven

October 16 @ 10:30 11:30

Drawing on writers, storytellers and poets through the centuries, botanical illustrator Christina Hart-Davis examines the long history of herbal remedies, how plants have been used for healing and the beliefs that surround them, including simple recipes for use at home, in an enchanting, illustrated guide to the seasonal plants used as herbal remedies over the ages fully illustrated by the author.

This is a joint panel event with Vanessa Berridge, who will discuss her latest book that takes us on a unique tour of thirty of Britain’s most beautiful gardens, classic and modern. Packed with photographs, many specially commissioned, and evocative and entertaining text, telling the stories of the gardens and the people who created them. The gardens range from legendary romantic gardens like Sissinghurst and Great Dixter to dramatic locations like Bodnant and Overbecks. The book includes information on visiting all the gardens, and suggestions for the best times of year.

Christina Hart-Davis is a renowned botanical illustrator and writer. Her watercolours have featured in prestigious collections worldwide and have won many awards, including six RHS Gold Medals. She has illustrated many books and field guides most notably The Collins Wild Flower Guide, and is the author of A Wild PLant Year, The Greenwood Trees and The Whole Story.

Vanessa Berridge is an acclaimed garden writer. She launched The English Garden magazine in 1997, and her books include The Princess’s Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew, Great British Gardeners and Kiftsgate Court Gardens: Three Generations of Women Gardeners, which won the 2019 Garden Media Guild’s Garden Book of the Year.

2 Bridport Road
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RR United Kingdom
01305 262045
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