Highlighted Events

  1. National Gardens Scheme Open Garden

    • Enjoy our garden and house with delicious teas and cakes and chat to our gardeners. NGS tickets available on door. Garden café.

  2. Leaf Fossils and Climate Indication

    • Peta will explain the fascinating way that leaf fossils show us how we can estimate the climate of southern England 34 million years ago. No booking necessary, this is a drop-in event Peta Hayes, Curator of Paleobotany, …

  3. Teacher's Twilight Session - Edible Plant Workshops in your Neighbourhood

    • Are you a local teacher, interested in food plants and where our food comes from? Following our successful teacher twilight in January, we are pleased to announce a second ‘Edible plant workshops in your Neighbourhood’ evening. The event …

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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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