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July

Identifying Wild Plants 4 (postponed)

5th July, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 4 (postponed)

Identifying and Practice skills Due to current C19 regulations this event has unfortunately had to be postponed. Any pre-booked tickets will be usable on a new date once arranged.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 on the borage, daisy and…

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5 Plants that Changed the World

7th July, 19:00 - 20:00
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5 Plants that Changed the World

Ethnobotany for all This illustrated talk focuses upon just a few of the hundreds of worthy candidates for the auspicious title of 'World Changing'. Michael has chosen species which have benefited humankind from prehistory and into the future - for our food and health, technology and industry, understanding of our world and even some ways that we destroy it and ourselves. Via his own book ('I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast'), he'll also highlight some more weird and wonderful facts about…

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Open Garden

9th July, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£1.00 - £5.00
Open Garden

At last! 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 in…

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Summer Plant Walk – St Leonard’s Churchyard

10th July, 11:00 - 12:00
St Leonard’s Church, Streatham High Road
London,EnglandSW16 1HSUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Summer Plant Walk – St Leonard’s Churchyard

Plants and their Uses Roy Vickery will lead this walk studying plants in an urban cemetery and their uses. He has recently completed a survey of the cemetery. 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, presently 6 people at 1+ metres, should that change we will update the ticket availability.Roy…

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Summer Plant Walks – Balham Pavement Prowl

17th July, 11:00 - 12:30
Sistova Road, Sistova Road
London,EnglandSW12United Kingdom
£10.00
Summer Plant Walks – Balham Pavement Prowl

A Pavement Prowl Roy Vickery will lead this walk studying plants that live our city streets, usually pavements and gutters. Made more visible thanks to the lack of pesticide use by the councils during C19, long may it continue. 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, presently 6 people at…

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Botany & botanists in Madagascar: Inequality in plant diversity

21st July, 19:00 - 20:00
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Botany & botanists in Madagascar:  Inequality in plant diversity

International Inequality in Plant Diversity Maria will be discussing the vitally important subject of how the combined mixture of inequality in the availability and accessibility of biodiversity data, professional expertise, and funding all interact to produce chronic differences in knowledge between countries. The flora of Madagascar has been described largely by foreigners. Almost all of its science funding is external, and Malagasy botanists face multiple daily challenges including poor education, poor access to the internet, and poor access to published…

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Summer Plant Walks – St Peter & St Paul’s Churchyard, Mitcham

24th July, 11:00 - 12:30
St Peter & St Paul Church, Cranmer Road
Mitcham,EnglandCR4 4LDUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Summer Plant Walks – St Peter & St Paul’s Churchyard, Mitcham

Flowers growing in Churchyards Roy Vickery will lead this walk studying the wildflowers that thrive in our churchyards, St Peter & St Paul's is one of the largest in London so it should have some prolific plants growing there. The church is built on the site of a Saxon burial ground and there has been a church here since the 13th century. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the…

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Lockdown Botany for aspiring Plant Scientists (16-18 year olds)

28th July, 11:00 - 29th July, 15:30
£20.00
Lockdown Botany for aspiring Plant Scientists (16-18 year olds)

A Two Day Summer School 28 & 29 July 11 am – 3.30 pm Leaving school and fascinated by plants? Enjoy some ‘Lockdown Botany’ with some Leaving school and fascinated by plants? Enjoy some 'Lockdown Botany' with some of the country's leading plant scientists, increasing your knowledge and skills about plants and their importance in today's world. You will have the chance to encounter a range of areas for further learning and work in this exciting area. This year's summer…

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Summer Plant Walks – Streatham Tree Walk

31st July, 11:00 - 12:30
Streatham Park, Thrale Road
London,EnglandSW16 1SGUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Summer Plant Walks – Streatham Tree Walk

Celebrating our urban trees Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the trees growing in the urban sprawl of South London's Streatham Park area. He will be celebrating the wide variety that survive and thrive in our city streets. 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…

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August

Identifying Wild Plants 5

2nd August, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 5

Identifying and practice skills 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 on the goosefoot, dock and willow families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower…

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