Anna Pavord: How The Land Shapes Us


Britten Studio

08/10/2017 10:30 - 11:30

Past Event

The much-loved author of the glorious bestseller The Tulip, Anna Pavord, in her latest book Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places, celebrates landscape: its beauty, its uses, and its influence on painters, writers and indeed on us all. Travelling across the country from the Welsh borders to the Scottish Highlands, she reminds us how deeply landscape can define and explain our own characteristics  and sensibilities.

Pavord's  column  in  the Independent newspaper  ran  from  the paper’s launch in 1986 and for  many years she was an Associate Editor of the magazine Gardens Illustrated. Pavord served for ten years on the Gardens Panel of the National Trust, the last five as chairman; she also served three 3-year terms on English Heritage's Parks and Gardens Panel.

In  2001  Pavord was awarded  the  Gold  Veitch  medal  from  the Royal  Horticultural  Society. For  more  than  40  years  she has  lived  in  Dorset  where  she  gardens  on  a  steep sunny slope among arisaemas and magnolias.