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August
£15.00 - £20.00

Botanical Biography – The Life & Times of Joseph Paxton

2nd August, 13:30 - 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Botanical Biography – The Life & Times of Joseph Paxton

Explore the world of Paxton the Head Gardener, horticultural writer, garden and glasshouse designer renowned for getting the Victoria amazonica giant waterlily to flower for the first time in the UK. Tutor:  Letta Jones - www.lettajones.com  £15 members/£12 non-members.  Booking essential

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£12.00 - £15.00

Planting for Pollinators

6th August, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Planting for Pollinators

Learn about the planting schemes to attract pollinators to your garden.  Explore our garden to find suitable flower shapes and colours. Tutor:  Sylvia Myers - Centre for Wildlife Gardening.  £12 members/£15 non-members.  Booking essential

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Guests and Invaders: plant life in Ruskin Park

7th August, 14:30 - 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Guests and Invaders: plant life in Ruskin Park

A walk looking at varied plants in the park. Meet at 2.30 at the bandstand in Ruskin Park. Roy Vickery, SLBI President Free event

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£30.00 - £35.00

From Plant to Perfume – a Day of Perfumery

13th August, 11:00 - 15:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
From Plant to Perfume – a Day of Perfumery

A hands-on, interactive session making your own perfume, whilst discovering the art of natural perfumery; the history, structure and classification, training the nose and blending ingredients.  All materials supplied.   Tutor:  Tanya Moulding - www.theperfumemistress.com.  £30 members/£35 non-members.  Booking essential.   NB. NOT QUITE SOLD OUT! Just online sales...please contact us on 020 8674 5787 or info@slbi.org.uk to book the final few places.  

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Holiday Activities Day: for children aged 4-15 & carers

24th August, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Holiday Activities Day: for children aged 4-15 & carers

Come and make a plant hunter’s record book using pressed flowers from our garden and join in a scavenger hunt Two drop in sessions 10-12 and 2-4. £2 per child or £5 for three children Booking is recommended via telephone (020 8674 5787) or email (info@slbi.org.uk)

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Open evening

25th August, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Open evening

Come and enjoy our beautiful garden with a glass of wine on a summer evening with your friends. All welcome

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September

Hume and Theosophy

9th September, 19:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Hume and Theosophy

A talk on our founder A O Hume's brief encounter with theosophy which, we think, had a considerable influence on his natural history collecting activities. Tutor: Will Windham The event will be free for members and £3 for non-members with payment being taken on the door. Booking taken via phone (020 8674 5787) or email (info@slbi.org.uk)  

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£35.00

Natural Dyeing Workshop

10th September, 10:00 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Natural Dyeing Workshop

Studying the SLBI Herbarium sheets of natural dye plants and the history of the process, as well as experimenting with the range of colours made by the madder root.  Including trying shibori resist techniques to create madder patterns. Tutor:  Zoe Burt - www.zoeburt.com.  Price £35.00.  Booking essential

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Meet the neighbours

11th September, 14:00 - 16:00
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses,
Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Meet the neighbours

A chance to visit our neighbours at the Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, to see what activities they have on offer and have a tour of their wonderful garden. The event is free but does require booking. Booking taken via phone (020 8674 5787) or email (info@slbi.org.uk)

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London Open House event

18th September, 13:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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London Open House event

Come and visit the house and garden and learn more about our founder and the insitute while enjoying some delicious tea and cake. Our library and herbarium collections will be on display as well as activities for children. See www.londonopenhouse.org for more information Free event

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