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November

Tree Walk – Bermondsey (postponed)

28th November, 14:00 - 15:30
Bermondsey Station, Jamaica Road, SE16, Jamaica Road
London,EnglandSE16 4SPUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Tree Walk – Bermondsey (postponed)

The amazing variety of Bermondsey's street trees A journey through Bermondsey with identification and stories related to some of its varied trees Bob is both an environmentalist and an author. He wrote the acclaimed book Ghost Trees - Nature and People in a London Parish and also was the presenter on R4 The Passion in Plants, he is described in the Guardian an an 'urban botanical sleuth'. Through the early decades of the 20th century, Bermondsey was a pioneering borough…

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December

Just the Tonic – A natural history of tonic water

3rd December, 19:00 - 20:00
Donation
Just the Tonic – A natural history of tonic water

How the cinchona trees of the Andes and Asia added zest to our bubbles! Hooray, another reason to crack open the cocktails! Kew botanists and authors of Just the tonic: A natural history of tonic water (Kew Publishing, 2019; Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award 2020) explore the history of the popular effervescent mixer. They believe that tonic water has been the unjustly overshadowed partner in the famous gin and tonic. The cocktail is thought of as a quintessentially…

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The 12 Plants of Christmas – Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties!

7th December, 19:00 - 20:00
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The 12 Plants of Christmas – Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties!

Customs and Folklore – Plants, Spices and Food This illustrated online talk will delve into the wonderfully rich world of Christmas customs and folklore, past and present. Via 12 carefully chosen plants, it'll be a trip around the World in the pursuit of warming spices, a forage in the woods for plants much closer to home and then right into your kitchen cupboards for some fabulously festive flavours. The 12 plants are: ● Holly ● Poinsettia ● Ivy ● Cranberry…

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July

Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 10:00 - Friday, 30th July 2021, 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

NB. Please see our shorter online 2020 version available for 16-18 yr olds to book now 3 days of tasters in botany, biology, horticulture and related subjects An action packed 3 days for school leavers going on to further education in botany, biology, horticulture or other related subjects giving you a chance to explore Plant Science, Biology and related subjects in new and exciting ways. Take part in hands-on practical workshops using the SLBI’s garden, library and herbarium, as well…

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