I am the seed poetry trail

Family enjoying the summer in the garden

With summertime having fully arrived, there's lots of new life and nature to be discovered in the garden and parkland at Killerton this summer. It's a great time to get the family outdoors to explore the Devon countryside.

Nature poetry in the garden

During the summer holidays we will be showcasing the artwork of award-winning children's book illustrator, Frann Preston-Gannon, on our I Am the Seed nature poetry trail at Killerton.

Frann's delightful and creative illustrations will highlight a poem for every month of the year and can be found in the gardens and out in the parkland. Follow the trail and discover the beauty nature and poetry within the outdoor spaces in the Devon countryside.

  • I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree nature poetry trail runs from Saturday 20 July to Sunday Sunday 1 September 2019
  • Pick up a trail at visitor reception
  • Accessible trail route through the garden.
  • Wider trail across parkland.
  • I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree book on sale in the award-winning Killerton shop
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.

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

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.

Written by a wide variety of poets, including William Blake, Emily Brontë, Walter de la Mare, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Thomas Hardy, Christina Rosetti, William Shakespeare and many more, this book features some new discoveries along with familiar favourites.

This is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups) to share at the beginning or end of the day, or just to dip into.

Children meeting a dragon on the lawn

Wicked Wednesdays

Young imaginations will love these magical afternoons of story-telling in the garden.

A family playing in the woods

Forest fun Thursday

Get back to your wild side and learn new forest and woodland skills this summer.

Find a picnic spot for an al fresco lunch at Killerton, Devon

Top five places for a picnic

Feel the grass between your toes or find shade under a canopy of trees. There's plenty of perfect places for an al fresco feast at Killerton, here's five of our favourites.