Taking the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, we wandered down into the wood behind the Book Warren to see the emergence of spring flowers. Our snowdrops have been glorious and now the daffodils are rapidly forming their buds. The dark green leaves of bluebells are pushing through the leaf litter, tiny Celandine leaves precede their bright yellow flowers and the feathery leaves of Wolfsbane are popping up too.

We are blessed with a huge variety of wild flowers, plants, fungi and trees here at HQ but what do we know about their names, their uses now and in the past and their folklore? So we decided to see what books could help us and these are just a few of our suggestions.

A great reference book

Of course you can also search our online shop to discover a whole

world of wonderful books on plants, trees and the natural world that surrounds us.

For younger readers we have some fantastic activity sheets that accompany the recently published Hedgewitch: An enchanting fantasy adventure brimming with mystery and magic (Book 1)

‘Magical in every sense of the word’ Eoin Colfer 

Step into the magical world of Hedgewitch, where the land of Faerie lies just beyond our own, in this enchanting new series for children age 9+ and readers of Nevermoor, The Worst Witch and The Dark Is Rising.

Happy reading!