Highlighted Events

  1. 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 …

  2. Natural Dyeing Workshop

    • Studying the SLBI Herbarium sheets of natural dye plants and the history of the process, as well as experimenting with the range of colours made by the madder root.  Including trying shibori resist techniques to …

  3. Meet the neighbours

    • A chance to visit our neighbours at the Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, to see what activities they have on offer and have a tour of their wonderful garden. The event is free but does require booking. Booking …

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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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