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  1. Plant Families - 1. Lilies, Irises, Onions and Orchids

    • Plant Families – 1. Lilies, Irises, Onions and Orchids Mark is spending 6 sessions over 4 months studying the members of one plant family – today: Lilies, Irises, Onions and Orchids. Mark Spencer    £50 for 1 …

  2. Natural Dyeing from Kitchen Botanics*

    • Learn how to dye textiles and paper using fruit, vegetables, spices & other food.  Visit the Dye Bed of the Thrive Herb Garden to learn about more dye plants and see samples of how they …

  3. 'Common Salt' with Bites Beverages and Botany

    • We are combining our Open Garden Evening with the Chelsea Fringe http://www.chelseafringe.com as both a theatrical event and delicious refreshments in our garden.  The Open Garden is free, whilst there is an admission for ‘Common …

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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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