Highlighted Events

  1. Plant Drawing Evening

    • An informal drop-in session to draw plants from the garden and herbarium and share advice.   Bring refreshments to enjoy together. Beginners welcome.  Free Helen Firminger, SLBI

  2. Fruit Salad

    • A practical day exploring the world of edible fruits, their botany, cultivation, history and economic importance.  Fresh fruit salad for lunch included. Tutor:  Letta Jones – www.lettajones.com   £27 members/£32 non-members.   Booking essential

  3. Printing Workshop

    • A chance to learn printing techniques you can do at home from our wallpaper designer.  We will base the session on designs from our herbarium plant specimens.  Advice on how to make patterns as well …

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  1. Heritage happenings, past and present

    • As we embark on our new project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), ‘Plant Recording for All Ages,’ we thought we’d just reflect on everything we’ve achieved in our last HLF-funded project: ‘Living History: …

  2. Another Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the SLBI!

    • Great news – we’ve just been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £99,600 for our new ‘Plant Recording for All Ages’ project! The project will bring our historic herbarium up-to-date, make it accessible to all and …

  3. Victorian floral fun!

    • A great day was had by all, yesterday, as visitors flocked here in Victorian costume for our Victorian Variety day. An amazing number of people dressed up for the occasion, and dressed as a Victorian maid …

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