Accompany poet and plantswoman, Jean Bleakney, on a special morning walk through the beautiful gardens of Hillsborough Castle.
Pause to admire the flowers and foliage and hear more about the plants and vistas, whilst discovering how and why the garden remains a perennial inspiration for poets.
This event is part of the John Hewitt Festival of Literature and Ideas.
Please meet at the Weston Pavilion.
Jean Bleakney was born in 1956 in Newry where her father was a Border Customs Officer. She studied Biochemistry at Queen’s University and has worked in medical research and horticulture. Her first three collections were published by Lagan Press. Selected Poems was released by Templar Poetry in 2016 to coincide with the appearance of her work on the GCE Advanced Level syllabus in Northern Ireland. Her most recent collection is No Remedy (2017), also published by Templar Poetry.