Thursday, 6 September 2012

Paradise Restored

Paradise Restored is a beautifully presented, informative exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

It looks at the work of botanists and conservationists in the Middle East, outlining some of the wonderful landscapes and plants found in the area. It also showcases some of the beautiful crafts of the area.

Paradise Restored is showing in the John Hope Gateway of the Royal Botanic Gardens until 30 September. 

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Last year I published The San's Promise by Rethabile Masilo on Bolts of Silk. I'm delighted that the poem was chosen to represent Lesotho in a recent BBC Scotland project to feature poetry from all the countries represented in the Olympics. You can hear Rethabile's poem here, read by Teboho Mohapi.

As ever, red text contains hyperlinks that take you to other pages where you can find out more.

8 comments:

sm said...

going to listen poem
nice photo

bunnits said...

Sounds like a wonderful exhibit.
Wish I could come and see it.

ashok said...

sounds good!

Pomona said...

It looks such a good exhibition - I wish I were closer!

Pomona x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hi Juliet. With reference to your comment on sparrow hawks, I think you will find that you have the male a female mixed up - the female is the larger. See John (By Stargoose and Hanglands)'s comment - I tend to agree with him.

Ms Sparrow said...

An exhibit showing plants and crafts from the region of the Garden of Eden sounds like a fascinating event. I guess that's why they call it Paradise Restored.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

The Royal Botanic Gardens, how I remember them...
I look forward to seeing them again.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Weaver - yes you're right.