Highlighted Events

  1. Annual Plant Sale - Saturday 7th May 11 - 1 pm

    • Come and buy from our wide range of unusual, locally grown and reasonably priced plants and get advice on how to grow them! Entrance is free. The SLBI will also be open for visitors to …

  2. Botany for Gardeners

    • An informal, informative look at soil, climate, plant shapes, flower structures, pollinators and seed germination to help gardeners learn more about botany and how it can improve their gardening skills. Tutor: Karen van Oostrum Members £25 Non-members …

  3. Botanical Biography: the life and times of John Ray, 17th century naturalist & botanist

    • Learn about this fascinating and revered founder of British botany, his book Historia plantanum was the first textbook on modern botany. Tutor: Letta Jones Booking essential via website or email: info@slbi.org.uk    £15 members/£20 non-members

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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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