CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Berkshire Life today CLICK HERE

Naomi Slade to sign copies of her new book in Newbury

PUBLISHED: 16:13 16 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:13 16 October 2014

Naomi Slade

Naomi Slade


Our gardening writer Naomi Slade will be in Waterstones from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, 18 October

Meet Naomi when she will be signing copies of her new book ‘The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops’ in Newbury Waterstones - and there is a free pot of snowdrops with each of the first five books sold.

Already well received in America, the book has just been released in the UK and, packed with lavish photographs and fascinating facts, it is the perfect winter present for any gardener or plant lover.

Naomi says: “Books on snowdrops tend to be very arty or extremely academic; I have taken a different path and created a book that is accessible and appealing and fun. Snowdrops are fascinating, there are now over 2.000 named varieties, they have been used to make a drug to combat Alzheimer’s Disease and they are ultimately collectible.

“They are one of the most recognisable of early spring flowers and everyone loves them – they are a symbol of hope and a sign that spring is on its way.”

The book includes the history and mythology of snowdrops, together with growing tips, profiles of noted galanthophiles (snowdrop experts), interesting factoids and a selection of snowdrops that are fun, bonkers or have really great stories.

Snowdrops are much loved for their demure elegance and the book contains everything you need to know about this winter garden favourite. The author is based in Newbury which has strong links with snowdrops and many pictures were taken at Welford Park, Foxgrove plants and other local snowdrop meccas. The book also includes a list of snowdrop gardens for days out and places to buy plants and bulbs.

This is Naomi’s first book and she writes a column for Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Magazine as well as contributing to many national newspapers and magazines.


Read on

Things to do this weekend

More local events


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Berkshire Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Berkshire Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Berkshire Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Friday, October 12, 2018

A look back at some of the best Berkshire photography shared on Instagram this week…

Read more
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Our guide to some of the best displays taking place across Berkshire this year

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Our guide to some of the best Halloween events on offer across Berkshire this October

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We’re heading to the west of Reading for a wander through historic Ashampstead and Yattendon, home of the West Berkshire Brewery

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

It may be known for its regal connections, but Windsor is also home to a number of restaurants and pubs fit for royalty. We round up some of the best…

Read more
Monday, October 1, 2018

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Berkshire this month

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We could go on and on about how great the waterways of Berkshire are. Let’s just look instead…

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

With the North Wessex Downs, Windsor’s Long Walk and a whole host of beautiful towns and villages, Berkshire is an amazing place for a stroll

Read more
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Rolling through Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, the North Wessex Downs are truly picturesque from all angles, so let’s appreciate that for a moment…

Read more
Monday, September 17, 2018

Steve Davison takes us across a patchwork of ancient fields in the North Wessex Downs as we visit Jude Fawley’s ‘Marygreen’

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

You really do get a whole new idea of what Berkshire looks like from up in the skies

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

We have at least two of your September weekends sorted: take a journey of discovery around the studios of local artists

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The county of Buckinghamshire is an amazing place for a Sunday stroll. From the Chilterns to the waterways, we round up our favourites

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We round up some of the best locations for afternoon tea across Berkshire

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Berkshire Life weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search