Highlighted Events

  1. Basic Botany - Seeds and Fruits

    • An introduction showing how seeds and fruits are structured and work, with a second session on their reproduction and life histories.  Using the resources of the SLBI’s collection of sectioned and stained microscope mounts, library, …

  2. Oranges and Lemons - 300 years of Scurvy - Why did it take so long to find the cure?

    • Scurvy killed 2 million British sailors, due to Vitamin C deficiency, from a diet without fruit or vegetables.  Find out how Vitamin C works, the military and naval catastrophes, and the orange and lemon cure …

  3. Plant Drawing Evening

    • Join our informal drawing group (not a class) to explore and draw botany through flowers and other plant materials.  Beginners and experts welcome.  Please bring arts materials if you have them and refreshments to share. …

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Latest Blog Posts

  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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