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  1. Painting in Botanical Art - Beginners

    • This workshop will be an excellent introduction to botanical illustration using watercolour and is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who hae some basic drawing and painting experience.  It will include: Exploring colour …

  2. Seed Saving Evening

    • An evening of short talks and a time to share seeds.  With the growing awareness of the benefits of saving seeds, come and join us for this opportunity to learn more about how you can …

  3. Printmaking Workshop

    • Julie will be showing you how to make collographs.  A collagraph is made by collaging a variety of materials to create a textured plate.  It is a very versatile printing process – different textures hold …

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  1. Plant Recording for All Ages - HLF project highlights

    • Time flies and amazingly we’ve reached the end of our 2-year ‘Plant Recording for All Ages’ project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – started way back in May 2016! During this time, we like to …

  2. What have the Romans ever done for us?

    • A report on the SLBI’s botanical exchange visit to the Botanic Garden of Rome The good thing about a botanical exchange is that you have a common language – the language of plant names. So even …

  3. 2017 - What a fun year it's been!

    • 2017 – what a fun year it’s been! The botany, the talks, all the things we’ve seen… There’s been walking and talking, Drawing and dyeing, All in a beautiful scene. We had ‘Ask the Wood’ And ‘The Great North …

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