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April

Press to Impress Plant Pressings

29th April, 11:00 - 15:00
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ GB
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Press to Impress Plant Pressings

This event gives an introduction to collecting, pressing and mounting plants, which includes taking a look at the SLBI Herbarium. Make your own cards, bookmarks or herbarium samples to take home. Materials will be provided. Nicky Nicoll, NHM. Booking essential. Refunds given up to 2 weeks prior to event.

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May

Annual Plant Sale

6th May, 11:00 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Annual Plant Sale

A wide range of unusual, locally grown and reasonably priced plants for sale and advice on how to grow them.   Take the opportunity to take a peek around the house and garden at the same time.   Sat 6th May 11 am - 1 pm  

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£3.00

William Borrer – A Talk

9th May, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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William Borrer – A Talk

William Borrer (1781-1862), was a leading British botanist, with a scientific approach. His extensive and well-stocked garden, Barrow Hill, lay south of the village of Henfield in West Sussex. He was highly regarded by his contemporary botanists, but is now largely forgotten.Malcolm Lader will present a brief biography, outlining his achievements and exploring the reasons for his neglect. Malcolm Lader, Department of  Garden and Landscape History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Members Free/Non-members £3

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Enjoying Plant ID – Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

13th May, 14:00 - 16:00
Enjoying Plant ID – Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Home to an extraordinary number of plants; over 80 species recorded last May and one of the 'magnificent seven' Victorian cemeteries. Meet at the Southern Grove entrance, near Mile End Station. Bring a hand lens if you can. No booking necessary. Roy Vickery, www.plant-lore.com, SLBI President Free http://www.fothcp.org/find-us        

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£6.00 - £8.00

Ask the Wood – Panel discussion

16th May, 18:30 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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Ask the Wood – Panel discussion

British artist Marcus Coates, together with an esteemed panel of naturalists – forest scientist Gabriel Hemery, mycologist Irene Palmer, urban ecologist Mathew Frith and plant folklorist Roy Vickery - invite the audience to bring deep-rooted personal questions and thorny problems to be deliberated and fathomed via the wisdom of the woods. Subverting a ‘Gardeners Question Time’ format, Ask the Wood will look at strategies and relationships that have evolved between species in woodlands that could provide new frameworks for approaching…

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Plant ID in St Leonard’s Churchyard, Streatham

18th May, 18:30 - 20:00
St Leonards Church, Streatham High Road
London, SW16 1HS United Kingdom
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Plant ID in St Leonard’s Churchyard, Streatham

Another visit as part of our long-term plant survey of this site.  All welcome.   Meet at the Churchyard at 6.30 pm  No booking necessary Free Roy Vickery, www.plant-lore.com, SLBI President

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£5.00

Food for Free

20th May, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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Food for Free

Inventive gardening solutions on growing herbs and vegetables.  How to split plants, take cuttings and create new food from kitchen scraps.  With the innovators of community gardens such as PopFarm Brixton and Brixton Orchard. We will be concentrating on growing pea shoots, herbs, sweet potatoes and vegetables from waste cuttings.  This will also include all you need to know about growing. harvesting, care and cooking.  Limited spaces. This is a free event, donations are welcome, £5 refundable deposit. Bruno Lacey and…

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Outdoor Film Showing: Little Shop of Horrors

23rd May, 19:30 - 21:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Outdoor Film Showing: Little Shop of Horrors

As part of Herne Hill Film Festival and the Chelsea Fringe, we will be showing the 1986 rock musical horror comedy about a very carnivorous plant.   There will be an introductory talk on carnivorous plants prior to the film. If wet, we will move inside.  Bring something to sit on...and wear a cardy, or two... 8 pm film.  Refreshments   Please note: First come, first served. www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/herne-hill/     www.chelseafringe.com    

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Open Evening for Chelsea Fringe

25th May, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ
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Open Evening for Chelsea Fringe

Enjoy our garden and house on an early  summer's evening.    With a plant and seed sale and a garden tour.   Displays of historical plant specimens and rare books, and why not try a Stinger (nettle cocktails!)   6 - 8 pm Thursday 25th May www.chelseafringe.com

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Plant Drawing Evening

26th May, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Plant Drawing Evening

Join our occasional drawing group 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, SLBI Please note: This event is free thanks to funding from the City Bridge Trust for our Botany on Your Plate project, but we would welcome donations towards our work - Thank you.

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