I have not been to as many garden talks and workshops as I do usually this year. There is no particular reason for this, I just found that things were not catching my eye this year. One event did very much grab my attention. A garden writing workshop being held at Allt y bela, the home of the garden designer Arne Maynard. I have visited this garden previously about seven years ago for a different course and I thought the opportunity to visit again was too good to miss.
Helena Attlee and Emma Beynon who are described in the workshop information as being an award winning author and a poet. Helena and Emma were so generous with their knowledge and passion for writing it made the workshop a total joy to take part in. I have never been to a writing workshop before (shh at the back, I can hear you saying that is obvious') and I admit to being a little worried I might be out of my depth. There is so much I do not know about writing and I am very keen to rectify this.
I have to learn.