Highlighted Events

  1. Fungus Identification Drop-in Evenings

    • Every Tuesday evening throughout October and November, bring in your fungi and learn how to identify them; all abilities welcome.

  2. Botanical Bake Off

    • Submit your own show stopping cake in our botanical bake off.   Prizes for the best botanically themed creation!  Join us for tea, cake and entertainment.   Our panel of judges will be awarding prizes for the most …

  3. Cyperaceae Identification Workshop

    • Introduction to the sedge family (Cyperaceae) with Dr M (Dr Jonathan Mitchley),University of Reading. The Cyperaceae is a large plant family commonly known as sedges, which superficially resemble grasses and rushes. There are around 5,500 species …

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  1. Allan Octavian Hume

    Natural History Heroes - A O Hume BBC Radio 4 1st October

    • This Thursday, our President, Roy Vickery will be talking on BBC Radio 4 at 1.45 pm about our founder Allan Hume. Find out more about him and his links to the SLBI as our founder.

  2. Chelsea Fringe - fun with fete, felting & film

    • Yesterday was our big event for the Chelsea Fringe Festival – a fete in the afternoon followed by an outdoor screening of ‘The Creeping Garden’ film in the evening. Thankfully the weather held and it was …

  3. NGS Open Day a huge success

    • We’ve been open this afternoon for the National Gardens’ Scheme (NGS) – a nationwide scheme in which public and private gardens open up occasionally for charity. We usually do our NGS day in June, but thought we’d open …

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