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February

Battersea Park Tree Walk

23rd February, 11:00 - 12:30
Battersea Park, Queenstown Road
London, England SW11 4LD United Kingdom
Battersea Park Tree Walk

An informative walk identifying a rich variety of trees in a popular London park.   Meet at the Queenstown roundabout gate.   Booking essential Roy Vickery   http://www.plant-lore.com Members £8/Non-members £10

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Hume Centenary Education Fund Lecture – Ferns: Edible Treats or Threats

26th February, 19:00 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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Hume Centenary Education Fund Lecture – Ferns: Edible Treats or Threats

A talk on the centuries old plants that have been used as a food and still can be, in many parts of the world.   Jovita will also give some further information on the controversial topic of the risk elements of the possible toxicity of ferns. Members Free/Non-members £5    No booking necessary Jovita Yesilyurt, Natural History Museum

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March

Botanical Tile Painting

16th March, 10:00 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Botanical Tile Painting

Using the books in our botanical library for inspiration, we will paint between 10-20 ceramic tiles with flowers, leaves, insects and vegetables, and then stick them to a board to make your own beautiful mosaic pictures to be hung on a wall.  We will also be making potato print cards.  All materials provided.   A perfect Mother's Day present. Booking essential  £20 members/£25 non-members Maude Smith

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Mile End Park and Regents Canal Forage*

23rd March, 14:30 - 16:30
Mile End Park, Clinton Road
London, England E3 4QY United Kingdom
Mile End Park and Regents Canal Forage*

An afternoon's stroll around these two inner city green spaces combining a foraging walk with a nature walk. Ken will introduce you to the edible plants and trees along with a few of the insects and animals that share the space. Booking essential   £10 refundable deposit Ken Greenway, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Manager *Please Note: These events are free thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust for our Botany on Your Place proect, but we would welcome donations towards…

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The SLBI 1970 – 2010

28th March, 19:00 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The SLBI 1970 – 2010

A fascinating presentation by a U3A (University of the Third Age) group.   Describing the history of a 40 year span in the life of the SLBI;  How it has evolved through times good and bad, and a pointer for how we see our future. Members Free/£5 non-members      No booking necessary U3A South London

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Plant Drawing Evening

29th March, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ
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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 arts materials if you have them and refreshments to share.   No booking necessary. £5 Helen Firminger

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April

Plant Recording – St Leonard’s Churchyard, Streatham

6th April, 11:00 - 12:30
St Leonards Church, Streatham High Road
London, SW16 1HS United Kingdom
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Plant Recording – St Leonard’s Churchyard, Streatham

Another visit as part of our long-term plant survey of this site.   All welcome and no booking necessary Roy Vickery

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Aromatherapy for the Menopause

7th April, 11:00 - 15:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Aromatherapy for the Menopause

Discover how to support you and your loved ones through this time of transition.  You will meet 8 wonderful essential oils, learn how to blend them and make 3 heavenly aromatic remedies to take home.   Handouts and materials provided.   Booking essential Julie Bowles, MIFPA Aromatherapist, Neal's Yard   £35 members/£40 non-members

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National Gardens Scheme Open Gardens

14th April, 14:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ United Kingdom + Google Map
National Gardens Scheme Open Gardens

Enjoy our garden and house with delicious teas and cakes and chat to our gardeners.   NGS tickets available on the door.    Garden Cafe

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Straw Bears and Onion Fayres

18th April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Straw Bears and Onion Fayres

Our president's first talk following the publication of Vickery's Folk Flora describing his travels and events such as apple wassailing and conker championships as well as the above - all in search of plant-lore.   Books available to purchase. Members Free/Non-members £5   No booking necessary Roy Vickery, President SLBI,  www.plant-lore.com

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