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May

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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Half Term Activities Day- for children aged 4+ with carers

30th May, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute
London, Gt Lon SE24 9AQ
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Half Term Activities Day- for children aged 4+ with carers

Learn how to make your own plant press and take a trip to Brockwell Park to find your plants to press in them.  Two sessions, starting promptly for our walk down to the park!   Two sessions 10 - 12 pm and 2 - 4 pm. Helga Krauss, Education Co-ordinator, SLBI £2 per child/£5 for 3.    Booking recommended via email or telephone - info@slbi.org.uk   020 8674 5787

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June
£35.00 - £40.00

Aromatherapy for Gardeners

3rd June, 11:00 - 15:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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Aromatherapy for Gardeners

Calling all gardeners!  Make a cooling After Sun Lotion, an analgesic Muscle Rub to relieve aching limbs, and a refreshing Spritzer to ward off biting insects.  Handouts and materials provided. Julie Bowles, MIFPA, Neal's Yard     Saturday June 3rd    11 am - 3.30 pm £35 members/£40 non-members Booking essential      Please note cancellation requires two week's notice for a full refund

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£30.00 - £35.00

Plant Recording with Cyanotype Photography

11th June, 11:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Plant Recording with Cyanotype Photography

A chance to learn how to develop a unique blueprint and browntone postcard to record plant specimens from our wonderful herbarium in this historical form of botanical photography with artist Zoe Burt. Members £30/Non-members £35      Booking essential Zoe Burt, www.zoeburt.com NB Refunds will be made up to two weeks prior to event NB The ticket shows the time as one hour ahead due to issues with Eventbrite timings.   The time is 11 - 2 and not 12 - 3!

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Morley College Advanced Textiles Students Exhibition at the SLBI

12th June, 10:00 - 18th June, 16:00
Morley College Advanced Textiles Students Exhibition at the SLBI

Morley College students of our Plant Dyeing and Cyanotype tutor Zoe Burt's advanced textile class will be showing their myriad forms of work.  It is their response to our 'Botany on your Plate' and 'Plant Recording for All Ages' projects, using textiles as a catalyst for storytelling, mapping and revelations of global change. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4.00 pm This will be on during the Open Garden Squares event on Sunday 18th June  

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Free - £3.00

Lost Effra Rain Garden

13th June, 19:00 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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Lost Effra Rain Garden

A chance to find out more about purpose built rain gardens and the Lost Effra project of the London Wildlife Trust. These gardens are made both to intercept rainwater runoff and improve water quality. They also create spaces for flora and fauna to thrive, and help London adapt to climate change. Additionally, you will have a chance to make your own miniature rain garden to take home and put on your windowsill. All materials provided. Hosted by Helen Spring of…

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Open Garden Squares

18th June, 14:00 - 17:00
Open Garden Squares

The garden and house will be open with plant sales, together with our Garden Café and the Morley Advanced Textiles Exhibition. See www.opensquares.org for more details on ticket prices. 2.00 - 5.00 pm

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Open Evening

20th June, 18:00 - 20:00
Open Evening

Come and enjoy our beautiful garden at its best with a glass of wine on a summer evening with your friends.   This is a day for those who can't make our usual Thursday summer Open Evenings. Enjoy the music of the wonderful South East London Folk Collective 6  - 8 pm Other Open Evenings will be 27th July and 24th August.

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