Sonya Patel Ellis is a Forest Gate-based writer and editor, exploring the connections between plants and people. She is the author of Collins Botanical Bible (William Collins, 2018), The Heritage Herbal (The British Library, 2020), and The Modern Gardener (Harper Collins, 2022), has contributed to many other publications. Locally, she has worked with the Forest Gate Community Garden on various projects since its inception, including building the Dare to Dream House for outdoor learning sessions and delivering talks on herbs and John Fothergill, and is also the gardening teacher at Godwin Junior School. Having recently moved house, pots and containers of plants have become even more important as a way of bringing some of her old garden to her new backyard by way of bulbs, propagation, and division.
Tuesday 11th April 2023 at Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DJ 7:30pm free admission for AHS members, £5 non members