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  1. Holiday Activities Day: for children aged 4-15 & carers

    • Come and make a plant hunter’s record book using pressed flowers from our garden and join in a scavenger hunt Two drop in sessions 10-12 and 2-4. £2 per child or £5 for three children Booking is recommended …

  2. Open evening

    • Come and enjoy our beautiful garden with a glass of wine on a summer evening with your friends. All welcome

  3. Allan Octavian Hume

    Hume and Theosophy

    • A talk on our founder A O Hume’s brief encounter with theosophy which, we think, had a considerable influence on his natural history collecting activities. Tutor: Will Windham The event will be free for members and £3 …

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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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