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November

A talk on the “Flora of India” tour

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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A talk on the “Flora of India” tour

A talk by four SLBI members who journeyed to Simla, Hume's home in India, and studied the botanical and historic connections to our founder as well as the botany of the area. Nicky Nicoll with Colin Maitland, Jenny Neale and Fran Rowe        No booking necessary              Members free / Non-Members £5

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December

Make Your Own Botanical Advent Calendar – Seasonal Activities for Children

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Make Your Own Botanical Advent Calendar – Seasonal Activities for Children

Fun Activitiy Come and join us for this fun activity on the perfect date to create your own advent calendar for the countdown to Christmas. Be as creative as you like and fill your calendar with exciting botanical materials. £6 per child. Booking essential

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Christmas Wreath Workshop

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 14:00 - 19:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, 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

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, 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

1st January, 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

28th January, 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

8th February, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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

11th February, 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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*Dyeing with Food Plants – Half Term Activity Children Age 4+ and Carers

18th February, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
*Dyeing with Food Plants – Half Term Activity  Children Age 4+ and Carers

Art and CraftArt and CraftUsing food plant waste, you will be dyeing small fabric pieces and play with simple kitchen chemistry to change the colours to make a colourful swatch card to take home. A combination of art and science for half term fun at SLBI. Zoe Burt Booking essential £6 refundable deposit*Please note this event is free thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust for our Botany on Your Plate project, but we ask for a deposit to secure…

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Herbarium Skills: Handling, management and identification

22nd February, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Herbarium Skills:  Handling, management and identification

Learning to preserve plant specimens A 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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