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Earth Day: How Green is Green Park?
Saturday, 22nd April 2023, 11:00 - 12:30
Join botanist Roy Vickery as he shares his enthusiasm for the wild flowers which can be found in Green Park
To celebrate Earth Day, join botanist Roy Vickery and explore and discuss the wild flowers which can be found in Green Park. Roy will share his enthusiasm for urban plants and his interest in the uses and folklore of these plants.
Although Green Park is the only central London Park to lack flowerbeds, here, on our doorstep in central London, we can enjoy an extraordinary range of interesting plants. We will consider how these plants arrived here, how they manage to survive and how they have been used by humankind.
This event has been organised jointly by the Linnean Society of London and the South London Botanical Institute to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday 22 April 2023.
Roy is a former president of the South London Botanical Institute and has worked as a botanist for many decades.
All are welcome, especially those who currently have little knowledge of London’s flora.
The walk takes place at 11am until approximately 12.30pm. Booking is essential.
The Linnean Society of London
We are pleased to be holding this as a joint event with The Linnean Society of London, which is the world’s oldest active society de-voted to natural history. Founded in 1788 by Sir James Edward Smith (1759–1828), the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in our keeping since 1829. These unique collections are of continuing fundamental importance as a primary reference for naming of plants and animals.
The Society’s vision is a world where nature is understood, valued and protected, and their outreach, engagement and educational programme reflects that.
Anyone with an abiding interest in nature and natural history is welcome to join the Society! You can find out how here.