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October

An Introduction to Forensic Botany & Ecology

26th October, 13:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
An Introduction to Forensic Botany & Ecology

Mark works as a forensic botanist and will be giving you an intriguing insight into how this skill is used in various investigations.  With a practical session in either Brockwell Park or Knight's Hill Nature Park. Mark Spencer                  £40 Members/£45 non-members     Booking essential

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Plant Walk – Camberwell New Cemetery

27th October, 14:30 - 16:30
Camberwell Cemetery, Brenchley Gardens
London, SE23 3RD United Kingdom
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Plant Walk – Camberwell New Cemetery

A walk to identify and record the plants growing in this historic area.   Joint with Camberwell Cemeteries Working Group.   Meet at the main gate on Brenchley Gardens, SE23 3RD. Roy Vickery, with Camberwell Cemeteries Working Group     No booking necessary  SLBI donations welcome

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Margam Discovery Centre Field Trip

28th October, 16:00 - 1st November, 10:30
Margam Park Discovery Centre
Margam Discovery Centre Field Trip

  This autumn visit to Margam in Wales (https://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/margam-discovery-centre.aspx) will pick up on autumn colour in leaves, bracken and fungi with scenic views inland of the hills and to the south the Bristol Channel. Two days will focus on the gardens with specimen trees, orangery, citrus house, Margam House (1827 Victorian Gothic) and displays of house family and its garden history.  In event of inclement weather there are plenty of covered escapes. There are level paths to and from the…

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November

Pen and Wash Festive Painting

9th November, 14:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Pen and Wash Festive Painting

Ink and watercolour skills Develop your drawing and mark-making skills to create a painting using various ink pens, including those made from bamboo. Working with a Festive Still Life, draw with permanent ink and then experiment by adding a watercolour wash. We will also produce some black and white drawings exploring different tones using varying strengths on ink. All materials provided. Booking essential. Julie Sullock £35 members/£40 non-members

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Fungi Walk – West Norwood Cemetery

10th November, 11:00 - 12:30
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London, England SE27 9JU United Kingdom
Fungi Walk – West Norwood Cemetery

Fungi Identification The first in a series of joint walks with West Norwood Cemetery on various botanical themes. Fabrice will be finding fungi and sharing his knowledge in this fascinating cemetery. All levels welcome. Fabrice Boltho £10 Booking essential

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Terrariums Workshop

17th November, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Terrariums Workshop

Miniature 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. London Terrariums £40 Booking essential

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A talk on the “Flora of India” tour

19th November, 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

1st December, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, England 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

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

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