Highlighted Events

  1. Open Evening

    • Come and enjoy our beautiful garden with a glass of wine on a summer evening with your friends.  All welcome. Donations appreciated.  No booking necessary.

  2. Basic Botany - Flower Structures

    • Examining parts of flowers as traditional floral diagrams and formulae as a useful aid to identification to family and hints on pollination methods.  Bring a hand lens if possible.  Beginners level. June Chatfield   £35 members/£40 …

  3. Bach Flower Remedies

    • Come and learn about the healing philosophy of Dr Edward Bach, creator of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies for emotional and mental well-being. Many of the flowers he used are represented in the unique herbarium …

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Latest Blog Posts

  1. 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 …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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’ …

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