Highlighted Events

  1. Plant Drawing Evening*

    • Join our informal drawing group (not a class) to explore and draw botany through flowers, fruits and forage.  Beginners and experts welcome.  Please bring art materials if you have them, and refreshments to share. Helen Firminger …

  2. Plant Families

    • A beginner’s course in recognition and recording.  To include an introduction to plant families and, using both specimens from our herbarium and fresh material, learning to identify the most common British species. Booking essential Members £25/Non-members £30 Roy …

  3. Vegetative Keys for Plant Recording

    • An advanced course by the author of “The Vegetative Key to the British Flora” – John will be demonstrating his plant identification table and its uses in relation to the keys. Booking essential Members £30/Non-members £35 John Poland

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  1. 2017 - What a fun year it's been!

    • 2017 – what a fun year it’s been! The botany, the talks, all the things we’ve seen… There’s been walking and talking, Drawing and dyeing, All in a beautiful scene. We had ‘Ask the Wood’ And ‘The Great North …

  2. 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’ …

  3. 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 …

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