Highlighted Events

  1. Plant Drawing Evening

    • Join our occasional drawing group to explore and draw botany through flowers, fruits and forage.  Beginners and experts welcome.  Please bring arts materials if you have them, and refreshments to share.    Booking not necessary * Please …

  2. The Scented Kitchen Garden - Rose, Lavender and Gin

    • Introducing you to ways of making your own jars of spiced rubs. Create your own harissa rub, and flavoured floral GIN! You will learn more about each of the above, then make your own mixes …

  3. "Crop Wild Relatives" Project - Future Food Sustainability

    • How climate change is affecting our food sustainability and how the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew plays its part in a global partnership via seed collections and other growing mediums. Richard Allen, SLBI and RBG Kew Herbarium Free, …

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Latest Blog Posts

  1. 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’ …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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: …

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