I Am the Seed outdoor nature poetry exhibition

An exhibition to highlight illustrations from the nature poetry treasury, I am the seed that grew the tree

Take a walk through the seasons at Belton House this October, as we showcase the artwork of award-winning children's book illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon. Enjoy an illustrated poem for every month of the year.

From National Poetry Day on Thursday 4 October through to the end of the October half-term, Belton will be exhibiting illustrations from the newly released treasury of nature poems; I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree.

From foxes in winter snow to otters in summer, the exhibition presents a nature treat for every month of the year. Each poem is brought to life by award-winning children’s book illustrator, Frann Preston-Gannon.

The exhibition capturing Frann’s amazing creativity and love of nature can be found along the bank of the river leading to the outdoor adventure playground. It’s an ideal introduction to Belton’s great outdoors, the fascinating species that live within it and the joy that can be experienced in discovering it.

This poetry anthology, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls’ poem Windsong, is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems – one for every day of the year, including leap years. 

Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, I Am the Seed will move, teach and inspire.
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls’ poem ‘Windsong’, is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems.
Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, I Am the Seed will move, teach and inspire.

Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Brontë, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree is available to buy in the National Trust gift shop.