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  1. Samuel Brown - 17th Century Medicinal Plants

    • A talk on the plants collected by him in Fort St George, India and the temporal and spatial uses of plants. Friday 19th January – 7 pm Members Free/Non-member £5 No booking necessary, this is a drop-in event Ranee …

  2. Natural Dyes from Kitchen Botanics*

    • Learn how to make a textile swatch and dyed paper sample from your everyday vegetables with our regular tutor and artist, Zoe. Tea and cakes provided dyed with botanicals too. Zoe Burt, www.zoeburt.com         …

  3. Open Morning with Microscopes

    • A chance to visit he SLBI and take a tour and also take a closer look at edible plants and seeds whilst learning how to make full use of a microscope. Saturday 27th January 11 – …

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  1. 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 …

  2. An A-Z of the SLBI in 2016

    • So much has happened at the SLBI this year, where do we start? Let’s start with A… Aromatherapy was as popular as ever and this time festive, making beautiful gifts with essential oils. ‘Botany on Your Plate’ …

  3. Another new grant - from City Bridge Trust for 'Botany on Your Plate'!

    • We are delighted to have just been awarded £76,500 from the City Bridge Trust for an exciting new project, ‘Botany on Your Plate.’ The project will provide a range of activities introducing both children and …

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