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April

Wonderful Weeds – A walk on Tooting Common

16th April, 11:00 - 12:30
Tooting Common, Bedford Hill
London,SW16 1RTUnited Kingdom
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Wonderful Weeds –  A walk on Tooting Common

An inner-city walk discovering springtime plants   Sorry this is now sold out An inner-city walk discovering springtime plants Plants that colonise disturbed areas A leisurely walk on the Common where we will be looking mostly at weeds but also some of the other plants of interest that grow in public spaces 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…

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Bat Walk in Brockwell Park

17th April, 20:00 - 21:00
Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road
London,SE24 0PAUnited Kingdom
Bat Walk in Brockwell Park

Sorry this is now sold out! Find out more about these flying mammals of over 1000 species and why they enjoy a great night out. Take a walk around the park 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 cities’ parks, gardens and open spaces, and this is a perfect opportunity…

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Growing the next generation of Botanists

22nd April, 19:00 - 20:00
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Growing the next generation of Botanists

Leif Bersweden talks to us on 'Earth Day' about how now is the time to encourage young people to learn their daisies from their dandelions All children start out with an innate interest in nature: present a toddler with a worm or a dandelion clock and their fascination is evident. But too often that interest gets lost at an early age. It has been estimated that only half of UK children between the age of five and 16 can identify…

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Pot Luck! – A walk in Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth

23rd April, 11:00 - 12:30
Archbishop’s Park, Carlisle Lane
London,EnglandSE1 7LEUnited Kingdom
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Pot Luck! – A walk in Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth

    An inner-city walk discovering springtime plants A plant walk through this historic park, once part of Lambeth Palace, it now also has its own orchard. Taking a look at both wild and cultivated species of springtime plants.  The community orchard was established in 2010, and a garden has been laid out in the northern part of the park as a memorial to Octavia Hill, one of the founders of the National Trust. A statue, symbolising human kindness, sculpted by Jessica…

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From Plant to Perfume – An Introduction to Botanical Perfumery

24th April, 10:30 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£45.00 - £50.00
From Plant to Perfume – An Introduction to Botanical Perfumery

Natural Perfumery - origins, history and hands-on blending of your own fragrance   Sorry this is now sold out!   A workshop exploring the beauty of plant aromas together with practical instruction Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme, Rose, Jasmine, Orange and Clove are familiar plants and fragrances to many. Plants have been used in many forms since antiquity, to fragrance the air, combat ‘mal-odours’, to anoint, cleanse, beautify and to stir the senses. Come and discover the origins of perfumery and…

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Good to Grow Day – For children 7 – 11 years – 2 sessions*

24th April, 14:00 - 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Good to Grow Day – For children 7 – 11 years – 2 sessions*

Planting for edible summer flowers, fruits and vegetables Planting to Eat! Part of Capital Growth's Good to Grow Weekend   We will be preparing to grow on our vegetable raised bed at the South London Botanical Garden (SLBI) - improving the soil, sowing seeds, learning about companion planting and edible flowers, and of course exploring the beautiful garden and the edible plants we already have there. Good to Grow Weekend 2 – 3 pm and 3.30 – 4.30 pm Tickets:…

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National Garden Scheme Open Day

25th April, 13:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQGB + Google Map
National Garden Scheme Open Day

  We are delighted to be opening up our garden for the annual National Garden Scheme Garden Openings.     The garden is really beginning to bloom in April, and there is lots to see and find out about.   With our well-stocked labelled beds containing a vast amount of unusual as well as a good deal of usual plants - and trees, many from countries deep in the Southern Hemisphere,  a rainwater fed pond full of creatures and wetland plants,…

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Plant Inspired Mindfulness – Online workshop

29th April, 12:30 - 13:30
Free - £5.00
Plant Inspired Mindfulness – Online workshop

Learn how to explore mindfulness using a variety of plants and nature for inspiration.The perfect place for a lunchtime relax and replenishThe 'Plant Inspired Mindfulness' workshop takes you on a sensory trail and shares a range of tips and tools to help you calm, energise or create more balance. Natasha is a Mindfulness practitioner, coach and self-care consultant who specialises in helping organisations and private clients create unique and sustainable wellbeing routines. Natasha MannInstagram: @NatashamannwellbeingTickets: Free for those who are…

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Spring Plant Hunt – A walk in Brockwell Park

30th April, 11:00 - 12:30
Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road
London,SE24 0PAUnited Kingdom
Donation
Spring Plant Hunt – A walk in Brockwell Park

   An inner-city walk discovering springtime plants Recording springtime plants in Brockwell Park, a follow on from our New Year's Day plant hunt See what species are growing in the wild in this popular South London open space, following on from the BSBI (Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland)organised plant hunts from the beginning of the year.  This is a large park rising up with Brockwell Hall in the centre, a rose garden, community greehouses and is home to a…

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May

PermEzone in East Africa – An online talk

6th May, 18:00 - 19:00
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PermEzone in East Africa – An online talk

How permaculture training in East Africa is improving both nutrition and the farming economy A talk by the founders of a pilot project for African farmers PermEzone is a non-profit programme, currently running the 3rd in a series of pilot projects in East Africa through local permaculture training centres. Their programme of training and support empowers smallholder farming communities to create their own farm designs using regenerative farming practices fine-tuned to local realities. The focus on building eco-social resilience through…

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