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Walking With Poets - Ash - Tree Folklore - talk and poetry reading

Scottish Poetry Library

Thursday, 11 July 2013 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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Mandy Haggith, is passionate about trees, forests and their people.  At this talk Mandy will share poems she has found and her own, focusing on Scotland's native Ash and will talk about the rich culture of trees.  

This is one of a series of 18 events celebrating Scotland's own tree species hosted and led by Mandy Haggith during her residency in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in July.


Using new media, four poets will document their experiences during month-long residencies at each of the four gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh -  Sue Butler at Benmore, Argyll in June; Mandy Haggith in Edinburgh in July; Jean Atkin in Logan, Dumfries and Galloway in August and Gerry Loose at Dawyck in the Borders in September.  

Follow the poets' blog at, on twitter using #gardenpoet and at


Walking With Poets, takes writing about the landscape into the twenty-first century.  It is a collaboration between the Scottish Poetry Library, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Cove Park, and funded by a Creative Scotland Year of Natural Scotland Award.   

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When & Where

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - John Hope Gateway, West Gate John Hope Gateway - access only via West Gate on Arboretum Place from 6.45pm.
Arboretum Pl
EH3 5NY Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 11 July 2013 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry. We are passionately committed to bringing the pleasures and benefits of poetry to as wide an audience as possible. Physically and virtually, the Scottish Poetry Library’s doors are open. There’s poetry here for everyone, and we can help you find the poem you’ll want to keep.

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