Deeper into the Wood

Friday 21 May 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Assembly Rooms
£10 (excl. fees)
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After years spent living and working in London, writer and gardener Ruth Pavey longed to reconnect with the British landscape. In the late 1990s, she bought four acres of land above the Somerset Levels, conserving them as a haven where woodland plants and creatures could flourish. She wrote about her experiences in A Wood of One’s Own, a Sunday Times Best Book of the Year (2017) and longlisted for the Wainwright Prize.

She talks to Jane Moore, author and head gardener at The Priory Hotel in Bath, about her new book Deeper into the Wood, reflecting on the challenges to wildlife posed by postwar changes in agriculture, development and trade, and on the history of the particular area around the wood, with its inhabitants, past and present. Hear more about this lyrical and inspiring story; a potent reminder of nature’s delicate balance and our responsibility towards its preservation.

Event information:
This event will be socially distanced. Our venues were built by previous generations to house large gatherings, so they are adaptable for use adhering to socially distanced rules, with their spacious rooms and high ceilings. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here

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Buy the Book:
Deeper into the Wood by Ruth Pavey

Planting for Wildlife by Jane Moore

Photo credit: Philip Sayer


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