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The Watermill Book Club - SARAH RAVEN 2011
Wed 16 November 2011
Sarah Raven proved a very popular Book Club guest last year and we are delighted to welcome her back. Sarah is as well known a gardener as she is a cook. Her new book Sarah Raven’s Wild Flowers is described as a botanical marvel and would make a lovely Christmas gift which you can have signed by Sarah.
Inspired by childhood excursions with her botanist father, Sarah has travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles to find 500 of our most breathtakingly beautiful wild flowers. Her book introduces a wide range of plants, telling you their names and something about them – how to identify the families, how they’re brilliantly adapted to their environment, their importance to animals and insects, what herbal remedies they can be used for and the part they play in local history.
Join Sarah on trips to see pulsatillas, fritillaries, bluebells, wild garlic, harebells, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, wood spurge, silverweed, purple cranesbill, deadly nightshade, St John's wort, comfrey, orchids, wood sorrel, snowdrops and more.
Here book contains are glorious landscape photographs by Jonathan Buckley throughout, and one of his stunning plant portraits accompanies each of Sarah’s authoritative, captivating species descriptions.
Our restaurant will serve a hot and cold buffet lunch from 12 noon before the Book Club. If you would like to make a reservation, please do so when you book your tickets.