Events Calendar

 

Naoko will be giving talks at the following dates:

 

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 Zoom Talks

 

   •26 March--Webinar organized by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. (in Japanese) 

   •7 April -- Talk for a fundraising event of The Grange in Benenden, Kent. 

    •14 April--Talk for Highgate Hawkhurst Women's Institute.   

   •23 April--Talk for Japan Association in the UK  (in Japanese) 

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 •25 January--lecture for the Sutton Garden Garden Trust

    • 6 March --cherry planting ceremony at the Earl of Cranbrook's estate in Great Glemham, Suffolk

     •23  March --talk in Amsterdam---cancelled 

     •29 April --keynote speech at the Lantern Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC---cancelled 

    •9 April ---talk at the Japan House---postponed 

     •17 April---talk at the Birmingham Botanical Garden- 'The Englishman who changed the face of spring'---cancelled 

     •7 May---talk at the Chipping Literary Festival at 11:30 am---cancelled 

     9 May--talk at the Alde Valley Spring Festival in Suffolk---cancelled  

 

The event at the Alde Valley Spring Festival in Suffolk is now organized as a Zoom talk and will take place on Saturday 13 June 2020 at 4pm (GMT). The talk is free of charge but registration is needed. email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

    

 

 

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Awards and citations given to the 'Cherry' Ingram (The Sakura Obsession) book

 

 

The Nihon Essayist Club Award  2016  (for the original Japanese version)

BBC Radio4: ‘Book of the Week’, March 2019

The Sunday Times: Best Gardening Books, 2019

NPR's Science Friday: Best Science Books, 2019  (for The Sakura Obsession--the U.S version)

The Irish Times: Best Gardening Books, 2019

PopMatters: Best Non-Fiction Books, 2019

The Daily Mail: Best Books for Nature Lovers, Christmas 2019

Woodland Trust: Best Books of the Year, 2019

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) :Award of excellency in History, October 2020  (for The Sakura Obsession)

                     

                    

 

Reviews on the 'Cherry' Ingram book

 

The Guardian --'Cherry' Ingram by Naoko Abe review--an obsession with Japan's blossoms....   by ---- click here to continue

 

The Spectator --The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms by C  click here to continue

 

 The Economist--The Englishman who helped safeguard Japan's cherry trees--click here to continue

 

The Financial Times-- A Colossus among the cherry trees   by Robin Lane Fox---click here to continue

 

The Sunday Times--The man who saved spring --click here to continue 

 

 

The Times Scotland--The botanist who saves a tree--- and a nation's soul  -- click here to continue

 

The Times--’Cherry' Ingram : The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms by Naoko Abe review--flowers of the Kamikaze---click here to continue

 

The Daily Telegraph--How one man saved Japanese cherries---click here to continue

 

The Washington Post-- Yoshino aren't the only cherry out there. It's worth knowing, and growing, these others -by Adrian HIggins     --click here to continue

 

The WallStreet Journal--' The Sakura Obsession' Review: New Life for a Tree--click here to continue

 

The Daily Mail ---Glorious eccentric who made Britain Blossom ---click here to continue

 

The Daily Express--Collngwood Ingram    What would spring be without cheries on top?     click here to continue

 

The Japan Times --An homage to the British saviour of Japan's cherry blossoms--  click here to continue

 

The Lady--The man who saved Japanese Cherry Blossoms---click here to continue

 

The Country Life--Bond of blossoms  The cultural history of the Japanese ornamental cherry tree makes for a gripping read--click here to continue

 

 

Natural History Magazine--The Sakura Obsession---click here to continue

 

The Sunday Express--Set against the narrative arc of Japanese history, ---click here to continue


Booklist --- It's rare for a tree to be so closely associated with a nation's identity--click here to continue

 

Hastings Independent Press-- The Japanese Connection--click here to continue 

 

 The Irish News-- Casual Gardener: how Japan's Iconic trees were saved by 'Cherry' aid--- click here to continue

 

Manhattan Book Review--The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Blossoms--- click here to continue

 

 Kirkus review-- The story of the connection that linked one man, one flower, and two countries---  click here to continue