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September

Open Garden

24th September, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden! Delighted to say we are now opening up our beautiful botanical garden in four slots of 45 mins each and hopefully this will continue on further Thursdays - to be announced. 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, cash only and no change given.  All prices…

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Tree Walk – Streatham Cemetery, Tooting

25th September, 11:00 - 12:30
Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane
London,EnglandSW17 0LTUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Tree Walk – Streatham Cemetery, Tooting

Discovering more about the trees that grow in this beautiful cemetery housing a variety of habitats Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the range of trees growing in the beautiful Streatham Cemetery (in Tooting!). 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 the government regarding social distancing, presently 6 people at 1+…

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October

Autumnal Plant Walk – Streatham Common

2nd October, 11:00 - 12:30
The Rookery, Streatham Common, Garratt Lane
London,EnglandSW17 0LTUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Autumnal Plant Walk – Streatham Common

Seasonal plants growing in an urban green space Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the wide range of autumnal plants growing on the beautiful Streatham CommonRoy 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 the government regarding social distancing, presently 6 people at 1+ metres, should that change we will update the ticket…

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Wonderful Weed Walk – Roupell Park Estate, Streatham

9th October, 11:00 - 3rd November, 12:30
Friends Meeting House (Quakers), Redlands Way
London,EnglandSW2 3LUUnited Kingdom
Wonderful Weed Walk – Roupell Park Estate, Streatham

Some people don't like them! Find out more about the beauty, uses and folklore of pavement plants.Roy will lead this walk through an area of Streatham with a mix of planned and unplanned planting amid the brick and concrete of a large cityscape. He 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 the government regarding social distancing,…

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Forensic Ecology – An online workshop

11th October, 11:00 - 12:30
£20.00 - £25.00
Forensic Ecology – An online workshop

Botanical evidence and crime scenes This 1.5 hour workshop replaces the venue based workshop but will study similar themes relating to the subject.The use of environmental and botanical data in forensic science has a long history dating to at least the early 20th century. Learn about the ways in which vegetation and other forms of environmental evidence can be used to help understand criminal activity. Mark will describe some of the basic investigatory skills that may be used at a…

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Tales from the Fruit Bowl*

14th October, 10:00 - 11th November, 11:00
Free - £16.00
Tales from the Fruit Bowl*

Fruit - So much your didn't know! Four talks on our favorite fruit and veg; botany, history, medicine, folklore, ethnobotany, as well as their plant family connections and a myriad mix of fascination and information.Michael Holland studied Ecology at Lancaster and Oregon State Universities and is a keen photographer, wildlife gardener and all-round composting nerd! Michael had a 25-year career at the eminent Chelsea Physic Garden in London, latterly as Head of Education for over 17 years. He has taught…

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The Journey – From the Garden to your Kitchen

15th October, 19:00 - 20:00
Donation
The Journey – From the Garden to your Kitchen

Tips on growing, harvesting and eating fruit and vegetables How you can start growing, harvesting and cooking your produce.Hilda is a retired NHS Nurse and Founder member of Lambeth GP Food Co-op.This is an organisation that enables people to meet other people with an interest in growing vegetables together. This not only helps combat social isolation, it also builds confidence. The joy of growing your own tomatoes, or courgettes, not only develops confidence, it benefits the health of the individual.The…

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Tree Walk – Battersea Park

17th October, 14:30 - 16:00
Battersea Park, Queenstown Road
London,EnglandSW11 4LDUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Tree Walk – Battersea Park

An early autumnal walk in the 200 acre park Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the range of trees growing in this popular city park. 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 the government regarding social distancing, presently 6 people at 1+ metres, should that change we will update the ticket…

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London’s Wild Plants – A Talk

22nd October, 19:00 - 20:00
Donation
London’s Wild Plants – A Talk

How London's Wild Plants have diversified over many years of study The wild plants of Greater London are some of the most well-explored and thoroughly documented anywhere in the world. Over the last 5 centuries, the city's landscape and flora has changed massively. Once common native plants, like strawberry clover are now nearing extinction. while at the same time. recent colonists such as narrow-leaved ragwort are becoming increasingly abundant.Tickets: Donation only. The link will be emailed to you on the…

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Uses of Plants Beyond the Obvious

26th October, 19:00 - 20:00
Donation
Uses of Plants Beyond the Obvious

Without plants we won't survive The importance & significance of plants in relation to climate emergency, food, forensics and health, including some uses of plants in Nigeria.Joshua Ajowele graduated with First Class honours in Plant Science from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria and is currently a student on the MSc Plant Diversity at the University of Reading. He is carrying out his master’s research project investigating the effects of cutting date on the restoration of species-rich meadows. He is enthusiastic and…

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