Highlighted Events

  1. Folklore of the Common Vegetable

    • A talk on our common vegetables and how they can be used for their medicinal properties.  Roy will also be discussing the ‘Old wive’s tales’ surrounding the folk-lore of these veg. and how they are …

  2. Plant Drawing Evening

    • An informal drop-in group which meets to draw plants from the garden and herbarium, and share refreshments and advice.   Members free/Non-members £3 All welcome, all abilities, materials provided. No booking necessary Helen Firminger

  3. Seaweeds Workshop

    • An introduction to seaweeds, exploring the SLBI herbarium collection of mounted seaweeds, looking at stained sections through a microscope, fresh coastal samples including their uses, edible and non-edible. June Chatfield. Booking essential. Refunds given up to 2 …

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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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