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February

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, England 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, England 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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March

Botanical Cyanotypes: Blueprints and Browntoning

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

Blue to Brown Get inspired by our garden and herbarium to develop unique blueprints (prints from the sun) using plants. Learn how to remove the blue colour from the prints 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

13th March, 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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Uses & Folklore of Wild Plants

14th March, 14:00 - 16:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London, England SE27 9JU United Kingdom
Uses & Folklore of Wild Plants

Plant-Lore The second in a series of joint walks with West Norwood Cemetery on the theme of plant-lore. Roy, author of Vickery's Folk Flora, will be identifying plants and sharing his knowledge in this fascinating cemetery. All levels welcome. Booking essentialRoy Vickery £10

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Terrariums Workshop

22nd March, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Terrariums Workshop

Sorry but this event has now been postponed till later in the year, all tickets will be valid for the re-scheduled event. Beautiful tiny gardens   Come and learn how to make your very own miniature garden in a special glass vessel. Beautiful to look at, easy to look after and a perfect Mother's Day gift! London Terrariums, http://www.slondonterrariums.com £40 Booking essential

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*The Sweet Potato – A Talk

24th March, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
*The Sweet Potato – A Talk

Please note this event has been postponed to later in the year, all current tickets holders will be valid for the re-scheduled date. Sweet potato is among the most consumed crops worldwide and a staple in many developing countries. This crop of American origin is now cultivated in all tropical and subtropical regions of the Globe for its edible storage roots, which are able to grow in poor dry soils with minimum labour. In the first part of this talk,…

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April

*Chocolate – Talk and Tastings

2nd April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
*Chocolate – Talk and Tastings

Please note this event has been postponed to later in the year due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all current tickets holders will be valid for the re-scheduled date. Find out lots more about the cocoa bean That dark, pleasantly bitter, chemically complex substance we know of as chocolate, bears little resemblance to the pulp surrounded seeds of the cocoa plant from which it is produced. Join Vilma Bharatan to explore the history, its botany and processes involved in its transformation…

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Introduction to Plant Morphology

5th April, 10:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Introduction to Plant Morphology

Flowering Plant Anatomy Please note this event has been postponed to later in the year due to Covid-19 restrictions, all current tickets will be valid for the re-scheduled date. When trying to identify plants using keys, are you confused by botanical terms and can’t quite understand what terms like ligule, phyllary or stipule mean? Worse still, you can’t even find them on your specimen! You will use hand lenses to examine ‘simple’ flowers such as buttercups right through to the…

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