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  1. Botanical Biography - The Life & Times of Joseph Paxton

    • Explore the world of Paxton the Head Gardener, horticultural writer, garden and glasshouse designer renowned for getting the Victoria amazonica giant waterlily to flower for the first time in the UK. Tutor:  Letta Jones – www.lettajones.com  …

  2. Planting for Pollinators

    • Learn about the planting schemes to attract pollinators to your garden.  Explore our garden to find suitable flower shapes and colours. Tutor:  Sylvia Myers – Centre for Wildlife Gardening.  £12 members/£15 non-members.  Booking essential

  3. Guests and Invaders: plant life in Ruskin Park

    • A walk looking at varied plants in the park. Meet at 2.30 at the bandstand in Ruskin Park. Roy Vickery, SLBI President Free event

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  1. 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: …

  2. Another Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the SLBI!

    • Great news – we’ve just been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £99,600 for our new ‘Plant Recording for All Ages’ project! The project will bring our historic herbarium up-to-date, make it accessible to all and …

  3. Victorian floral fun!

    • A great day was had by all, yesterday, as visitors flocked here in Victorian costume for our Victorian Variety day. An amazing number of people dressed up for the occasion, and dressed as a Victorian maid …

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