The New Sylva

In memory of long-time and much-loved Nature Artists’ Guild member, Barbara Papamarcos, the Nature Artists’ Guild has donated a copy of the wonderful book, The New Sylva, to the Sterling Morton Library at The Morton Arboretum.

According to Nature Artists’ Guild member and Art Collection Assistant of the Sterling Morton Library, Arlene Widrevitz,

The New Sylva was written in part to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the first Sylva published in 1664 by John Evelyn for the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Gabriel Hemery’s modern version describes trees of Britain and their care and maintenance while looking to a future that still values trees and forests.

Most exciting for members of the Nature Artists’s Guild are the magnificent illustrations  of individual tree landscapes and botanical details of trees by Sarah Simblet .  Simblet was also the author and illustrator of Botany for the Artist

This new Sylva is beautifully bound and organized. It is a feast for the eyes and a wonderful argument for the protection and planting of trees. It is a perfect addition to the collections of the Sterling Morton Library.

Information about the book, including photos, information about the authors, reviews and a digital sampler is available by clicking on the following link to the website or on the photo below.

The New Sylva
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