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October

Mushroom Magic

3rd October, 17:00 - 20:00
South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Mushroom Magic

Every Monday from 3rd October to 28th November.  5 - 8 pm.     Informal drop-in sessions. Come and bring your fungi specimens you have found during this season, and find out more about the miraculous mushroom.    Also see details on our fungi walk in Mitcham on Saturday 8th October. £2 per session.   Pay on the day.   No booking necessary. Fabrice Boltho

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Coffee? Where?

7th October, 19:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
The South London Botanical Institute
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Coffee?  Where?

A talk on how we find coffee in the middle of Africa. Tools, techniques,mapping and fieldwork. Members free/£3 non members      No booking necessary Jenny Williams, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew  

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Mushrooming in Mitcham

8th October, 10:30 - 13:00
Mitcham Junction Rail Station,
Mitcham Junction Rail Station
London, CR4 4HN United Kingdom
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Mushrooming in Mitcham

Explore the diverse fungi on Mitcham Common.  Meet at Mitcham Junction rail station car park at 10.30 am, postcode CR4 4HN   Bring a hand lens if possible and wear sturdy shoes. Please see details of further fungi walks to be arranged in the near future Free Fabrice Boltho

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£35.00

Willow Basket Making Workshop

9th October, 10:30 - 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Willow Basket Making Workshop

Due to popular demand, we are repeating our Willow Basket Making Workshop.  Discover the traditional art of weaving willows to make bowls, baskets and beautiful decorations.  Materials provided. Tutor:  Geraldine Kelly.  Ticket price £35.00.  Booking essential

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£6.00 - £8.00

Tree Walk – Peckham Rye Park

15th October, 11:00 - 13:30
Peckham Rye Park SE15 3UW,
London, England SE15
Tree Walk – Peckham Rye Park

Enjoy a walk in this little hidden gem of Peckham whilst learning more about identifying the trees in your local area. Meeting point on booking. Letta Jones                  £6 members/£8 non-members                         Booking essential

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£5.00 - £10.00

Culpeper is 400!

18th October, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Culpeper is 400!

Born on 18 October 1616, Nicholas Culpeper, famous botanist, physician, herbalist and astrologer is celebrated today with a talk by another physician, plantsman and author, Dr Henry Oakeley.   Come and learn more about this fascinating man and a leading instigator of herbal medicines.   Dr Henry Oakeley, Garden Fellow, Royal College of Physicians £5 members/£10 non-members    Please book for this event either through our website or by contacting us direct

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£6.00 - £8.00

Half Term Halloween Habitats

25th October, 10:30 - 12:30
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Half Term Halloween Habitats

With Zoolab (www.zoolabuk.com)  A chance to meet a tarantula and other exotic creatures up close and discover what plants and habitats they need to survive.   Phillip Burnett, Zoolab £6 per child (member's child) £8 per child (non-member)  10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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£6.00 - £8.00

Tree Walk – Dulwich Park

29th October, 11:00 - 13:30
Unnamed Venue,
Dulwich Park
London, England SE21 GB
Tree Walk – Dulwich Park

Enjoy a walk in the park close by Dulwich Picture Gallery whilst learning more about identifying the trees in your local area. Meeting point information on booking Letta Jones                   £6 members/£8 non-members             Booking essential

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The Big Botanical Draw

30th October, 11:00 - 15:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ
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The Big Botanical Draw

Come and draw anything and everything botanical using various media, whilst enjoying the historic house, botanical garden and herbarium. Materials provided.   All ages and levels welcome.  Café     Free   Mich Maroney     Part of The Big Draw  www.thebigdraw.org and Family Arts Campaign (www.familyarts.co.uk)

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November

“Crop Wild Relatives” Project – Future food sustainability

1st November, 19:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ
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“Crop Wild Relatives” Project – Future food sustainability

A talk on how climate change is affecting our food sustainability and how the Royal Botanic Garden Kew plays its part in a global partnership via seed collections etc. Richard Allen, SLBI and Kew Herbarium Members free/Non-members £3 Pay on the door

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