Roman Plants

Sally Pinhey’s exquisite watercolour illustrations of plants introduced to Britain and used in Roman times gave Paul Hyland the impulse to research and write a series of new poems – Alexanders, Elder, Fennel, Fig, Hemlock, Hyssop, Lavender, Nettle, Rosemary, Sweet Chestnut and Thyme.

Flora: Roman Plants was published for the Artyfacts exhibition (2004) in Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, where both pictures and poems were exhibited. They were subsequently exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society, Chiswick (2005).

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