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April

The Origins and Evolution of Plants

21st April, 18:30 - 16th June, 20:00
£10.00
The Origins and Evolution of Plants

A series of 10 weekly Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to! This is a group of 10 Wednesday evenin A series of 10 weekly Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to! This is a group of 10 Wednesday eveningA series of 10 weekly Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to! This is a group of 10 Wednesday evening…

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May

Open Garden

6th May, 11:00 - 12th June, 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden as the spring unfolds   Our garden is open! Booked visitors only please  Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in four slots of 45 mins each and we hope to continue our bookings on further Thursdays. You will be able to spend the time in the garden enjoying the plants, birdsong, pond plants and creatures.Our gardener will be on hand for any questions you may have and there will also be plants for sale, card…

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A Tree Walk in Kennington Park

14th May, 11:00 - 12:30
Kennington Park, Kennington Park Road
London,EnglandSE11 4BEUnited Kingdom
Donation
A Tree Walk in Kennington Park

   An inner-city walk discovering more about trees Discover more about the wonderful trees that grow amongst our urban sprawl   Kennington Park opened in 1854, it was South London's first park and has a wide variety of now mature and historic trees including some cork oaks. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk Flora. NB Participants are limited to the numbers currently permitted by…

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Brilliant and Intense: Structural Colour in Marine Algae

18th May, 19:00 - 20:00
Donation
Brilliant and Intense: Structural Colour in Marine Algae

  Some conclusions around why the structural colours of seaweeds  are the colours they are and what they mean If you want to know more about all those beautiful colours of seaweeds, look no further     Structural colour is found in red, green and brown seaweeds, yet the phenomenon is largely unexplored. The functional purpose of structural colour is also largely unknown but we have hypothesised that it is a photoprotective mechanism to mitigate the harmful effects of uv…

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Open Evening in the SLBI garden

20th May, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Open Evening in the SLBI garden

Enjoy a spring evening in our garden with a glass of wine We are delighted to be able to open our garden in the evening - first time since 2019! Come for a wander around the garden with a refreshment, meet our gardener and find out more about our planting and our events - or just spend a peaceful hour in our tranquil green surroundings. There will be plants for sale, card payments or exact cash please.  All prices in…

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A Tree Walk in Margravine Cemetery

21st May, 11:00 - 12:30
Margravine Cemetery, 19 Saint Dunstan's Road
London,EnglandW6 8RDUnited Kingdom
Donation
A Tree Walk in Margravine Cemetery

A cemetery walk full of interesting trees and flora A little-known cemetery that houses a varied amount of flora and spectacular ivy trees   Margravine Cemetery (also known as Fulham Old Cemetery) comprises some 16 acres in the middle of London. It is apparently at its best in May. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk Flora. NB Participants are limited to the numbers currently…

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Plant Gall Survey on Tooting Common

22nd May, 10:30 - 12:00
Tooting Common, Bedford Hill
London,SW16 1RTUnited Kingdom
Donation
Plant Gall Survey on Tooting Common

Take a closer look at those lumps and bumps found on plants and trees and find out more! The fascinating world of the plant gall - and the organisms that form them Join Roy Vickery to look for early season galls on Tooting Common, including hopefully some of the early season sexual phase wasp galls on the oaks (Q.Robur & Q.Cerris) and some of the aphid galls on hawthorn. Roy hopes to be joined by Tommy Root of the British…

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Scarce Clovers – A walk in Blackheath

29th May, 10:00 - 12:00
All Saints Church, Blackheath, All Saints Drive
London,EnglandSE3 0THUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Scarce Clovers – A walk in Blackheath

A South London walk discovering wild flowers A gentle walk to look for Blackheath's clovers and allies, which only appear at the end of May, plus other flora and fauna. Joe Beale ACIEEM is a London-based naturalist and an experienced tutor. He organises lichen surveys in London and worked on the lichen collection at the Natural History Museum while on the Identification Trainers for the Future programme. Joe has extensive experience of recording wildlife and plants in London’s parks and…

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Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants # 1 (6 in series)

30th May, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£200.00
Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants # 1 (6 in series)

Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant families NB This session is now sold out This will be run in person at the SLBI. Session 1: Carrot, Cabbage and Rose Families One of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be…

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June

Edible Plant Trail – Children’s Half-Term Activity*

1st June, 13:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Edible Plant Trail – Children’s Half-Term Activity*

What can you eat that's at your feet!There are edible plants all around us – we just have to notice them. Come and explore the SLBI garden, follow our Edible Plants Trail and see if you can crack the clues. How do the plants grow? Do they have a smell? Which parts can we eat? We’ve got fruits and roots, berries and vines, flowers and secret powers. We might also have tea and biscuits!Timings: The trail starts and finishes in…

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