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December

Christmas Wreath Workshop

8th December, 14:00 - 19:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Christmas Wreath Workshop

Make your own Christmas Wreath Two identical sessions of botanical wreath-making for Christmas. Including information on the folklore and customs around Christmas plants. Make one wreath to take home with you, from a range of materials.Helen Firminger £30 Booking essential

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Glowing Garden Party

10th December, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Glowing Garden Party

Seasonal Event Come and enjoy our garden in the winter. A friendly, fun and beautifully contained seasonal event with gleaming illuminations, music and dancing with the SE London Folk Orchestra and delicious food and drink.Members £10/Non-members £20 Booking essential

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January

New Year’s Day Wildflower Hunt

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 11:00 - 13:00
Brockwell Park
New Year’s Day Wildflower Hunt

Meet at the clock tower in Brockwell Park for a plant hunting walk to see how many wildflowers can be recorded at this time of year.  Run jointly with the Friends of Brockwell Park.  Part of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland's New Year Plant Hunt. Roy Vickery     No booking necessary     Donations to the SLBI welcome.

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The Fascinating Use of Pollens

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The Fascinating Use of Pollens

We are delighted to be welcoming this popular botanist and speaker.  She will be using seasonal examples and touching on not only pollination but also issues such as allergic reactions. Sophie Leguil      Members free / Non-members £5      No booking necessary Please note: This has changed from 21st to 28th Jan

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February

Orchid Workshop

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£45.00 - £50.00
Orchid  Workshop

Learning more about orchids Covering different orchid-related topics - with some practical elements such as looking at herbarium specimens, live plants, seeds and flower morphology under a microscope.Sophie Leguil £45 members/£50 non-members Booking essential

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Documenting Karst Floras in Asia and Latin America

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Documenting Karst Floras in Asia and Latin America

Karst is a soluble carbonate bedrock dissolved by slightly acidic rain water where both typical and rare species thrive.  It has a thin soil layer and provides different habitat niches and microclimatic conditions supporting plants that favour the calcium-rich nutrients. Alex Monro, Identification & Naming Department, RBG Kew    Members free   / Non-members £5     No booking necessary

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First Taste of Spring – Half Term Activities for Children Age 4+ and Carers

Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£6.00
First Taste of Spring – Half Term Activities for Children Age 4+ and Carers

Art and Craft Create and draw your own fantasy meadow picture, using a variety of art and craft materials. Followed by a fun flower game: How many can you reach? Prizes!Helga Krauss £6 per child Booking essential

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Herbarium Skills: Handling, management and identification

Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£45.00 - £50.00

Learning to preserve plant specimensA workshop where participants will be learning the above skills with a variety of specimens from our herbarium collection. A unique chance to get close to some of our historic plants and get to know more about herbarium expertise.Mark Spencer £45 members/£50 non-members Booking essential

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March

Botanical Cyanotypes: Blueprints and Browntoning

Saturday, 7th March 2020, 14:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£35.00 - £40.00
Botanical Cyanotypes: Blueprints and Browntoning

Blue to Brown Get inspired by our garden and herbarium to develop unique blueprints. Learn how to remove the blue colour from the pirnts and make brown-toned images, whilst discovering the historical process of blueprinting and its links to botany.Zoe Burt, http://www.zoeburt.com £35 members/£40 non-members Booking essential

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Plant Drawing Evening

Friday, 13th March 2020, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Plant Drawing Evening

Join our informal drawing group (not a class) to explore and draw botany through flowers and other plant materials.  Beginners and experts welcome.  Please bring art materials if you have them and refreshments to share. Helen Firminger     £5   No booking necessary

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