The Tolkien Society’s Education Officer, Lynn Forest-Hill, will deliver a talk at RHS Rosemoor in Devon.
Lynn will deliver her talk, entitled ‘Nasturtians, Elms and the Trouble with Willows: Tolkien’s love of flowers and trees’, on Thursday 8 May at 2pm. It is open to the public and will cost £18, or £10 for RHS members.
Tolkien’s love of trees and plants of all kinds developed during his childhood. They later came to identify significant moments in the creation of his great mythology. From his early poem ‘Kortirion among the Trees’, dedicated to Warwick, to The Lord of the Rings, in all his works of fiction plants and trees have symbolic as well as biographical meaning.
Between 24 May and 25 August, RHS Rosemoor will be hosting an exhibition, “Journeys Into Middle-Earth”, featuring artwork by Ted Nasmith amongst others.