Highlighted Events

  1. Outdoor Film Showing: Little Shop of Horrors

    • As part of Herne Hill Film Festival and the Chelsea Fringe, we will be showing the 1986 rock musical horror comedy about a very carnivorous plant.   There will be an introductory talk on carnivorous plants prior …

  2. Open Evening for Chelsea Fringe

    • Enjoy our garden and house on an early  summer’s evening.    With a plant and seed sale and a garden tour.   Displays of historical plant specimens and rare books, and why not try a Stinger (nettle …

  3. Plant Drawing Evening

    • Join our occasional drawing group to explore and draw botany through flowers, fruits and forage.   Beginners and experts welcome.   Please bring art materials if you have them, and refreshments to share. Helen Firminger, SLBI Please note: This …

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  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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