Watch your poetry bloom

Poetry In The Garden cr Sally J BlackmoreFlit over to Chobham, Surrey, this summer for a season of ‘Poetry in the Garden’ workshops.

I love the idea of enjoying the sunshine while composing lyric lines – the sound of bees humming through the clover and the scent of roses on the air can only help your creativity to flower.

“Poetry lovers and writers of all levels of experience are welcome,” says workshop leader Sally J Blackmore. “This is a relaxed summer event, designed to include strolls between the flower beds, lazy discussions on the terrace and tea, cake, maybe even strawberries and cream, enjoyed in the shade of the cherry tree.î

You will have the chance to explore form and free-form writing, with classic and contemporary examples.

The cost is £6 per session, which includes refreshments and hand-outs, and if it does happen to rain, don’t worry, there is a writing room to retreat to.

The workshops will take place each Wednesday afternoon from 1.30-3.30p, beginning on 31st July and ending on 28th August.

To book your place, contact Sally at or send an email to – payment can be made on the day.