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September

Lichens and Lichenology

22nd September, 19:00
Lichens and Lichenology

Delighted to be able to re-schedule this event, previous tickets are still valid. What are lichens, and what stories can they tell us Gothamie will describe what lichens are and talk about how they are collected and studied. Gothamie is a Senior Curator of Lichens and Slime Moulds. Her research interests are focused on the taxonomy and ecology of tropical lichens, bioindication and conservation of lichenised fungi in endangered habitats. Her main responsibility as the Senior Curator of British, General…

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Open Garden

23rd September, 11:00 - 16:00
Open Garden

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 every Thursday. 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 payments or exact cash please.  All prices in £ and 50p denominations.  Please also bring a bag…

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Bat Night in the SLBI Garden

23rd September, 19:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£12.00
Bat Night in the SLBI Garden

Bats are all around us, even in cities, and yet remain a mystery to so many people Find out more about these flying mammals of over 1000 species and why they enjoy a great night out. Take a walk around the our garden in the dark and find out more about bats, their sounds, the many species and their habitats together with other sounds of the night you may also hear. There are so many bats that live in our…

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Trip to Haslemere Educational Museum and Swan Barn Farm (National Trust)

25th September, 11:00 - 17:00
Haslemere Station, Lower Street
Haslemere,EnglandGU27 2PEUnited Kingdom
£15.00 - £20.00
Trip to Haslemere Educational Museum and Swan Barn Farm (National Trust)

Escape from London for a day in the Surrey Hills, an easy journey by train to Haslemere on the Waterloo-Portsmouth line. An early autumnal trip into June’s home territory exploring all aspects of natural history Dr June Chatfield OBE, botanist and author will be guiding you on this fascinating trip. Spend the morning in the Haslemere Educational Museum and grounds – (haslemeremuseum.co.uk) – an award winning independent museum with remarkable collections of natural history, human history and geology. Haslemere Museum…

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Open Garden

30th September, 08:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQGB + Google Map
Open Garden

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 every Thursday. 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 payments or exact cash please.  All prices in £ and 50p denominations.  Please also bring a bag…

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October

Woolwich Common Plant Hunt

2nd October, 11:00
Woolwich Common, Stadium Road
London,SE18 4QH
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Woolwich Common Plant Hunt

A plant discovery walk in a large area of varied grassland and hedges   This is a joint walk with Roy Vickery and The Friends of Woolwich Common   The Common stretches for 37 ha and has a variety of habitats. The northern end is acid grassland although parts have imported soil dating from the Olympics in 2012. The southern section is mostly neutral grassland, with trees now colonising parts and in the south east corner are the remains of an…

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One Tree Hill Allotments: A botanical survey jointly with the LNHS

3rd October, 11:00 - 15:00
One Tree Hill Allotments: A botanical survey jointly with the LNHS

This is a joint event with the London Natural History Society One Tree Hill Allotment site was established in the 1940s, today it is an important environmental resource and part of a green corridor covering over nine acres. There are more than 90 plots being cultivated, many of which include organic and wildlife friendly gardening. Meet 11:00 at site entrance, (described on map as the recreation ground for location purposes only), up track off Honor Oak Park almost adjacent to…

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A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature of Plants, Algae and Fungi

5th October, 19:00
A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature of Plants, Algae and Fungi

This talk will be an introduction to the history and importance of the naming of plants, algae and fungi. Helen gave us another great talk last March on 'Women in Botany', and in this talk Helen will cover the history of modern plant naming from just before Linnaeus in 1753 to the formation of the official Rules of Nomenclature in 1906, how they have changed over time and continue to evolve. She will explain some of the most important rules…

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Plant Recording in West Norwood Cemetery

10th October, 11:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
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Plant Recording in West Norwood Cemetery

The first of a series of meetings to record the flora growing in the Cemetery; all abilities welcome.   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. Roy will not be wearing a mask for audio reasons i.e. so that he can be heard, but will be happy to should any participant prefer him to. Please meet at the main entrance to the Cemetery on Norwood…

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Sickle Cell Disease – Dispelling its fears and taboos – an online talk

18th October, 19:00 - 20:00
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Sickle Cell Disease – Dispelling its fears and taboos – an online talk

 A talk by a professional nurse and carer who specialised in SCD and now works with plants as well!   Putting you at ease and learning more about this very common disease Earline Hilda Castillo-Binger aka ‘Hilda’ is a retired NHS Nurse from Trinidad & Tobago in West Indies, is now caring for plants! Hilda is passionate about Sickle Cell Disease and as part of Black History Month she is going to be talking about alleviating the common worries and…

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