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April

The Origins and Evolution of Plants

21st April, 18:30 - 16th June, 20:00
£10.00
The Origins and Evolution of Plants

A series of 10 weekly Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to! This is a group of 10 Wednesday evenin A series of 10 weekly Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to! This is a group of 10 Wednesday eveningA series of 10 weekly Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to! This is a group of 10 Wednesday evening…

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June

Open Garden

10th June, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£1.00 - £5.00
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its summertime glory   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. 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, card payments or exact cash please.  All prices…

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Assembling the Sloane Herbarium – An online talk

10th June, 19:00 - 20:00
Donation
Assembling the Sloane Herbarium – An online talk

Hans Sloane created a unique historic specimen collection - find out more about this fascinating asset of the Natural History MuseumA talk not only covering the collection, but also the collectors, gardeners and cataloguers plus the history behind it, and the lessons to be learned With more than five million specimens, the herbarium of the Natural History Museum is one of the largest in the world and at its core lies its founding collection, the herbarium assembled by Hans Sloane.…

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Home to Many – Wild Flowers in Battersea Rise Cemetery

11th June, 11:00 - 12:30
St. Mary’s Cemetery – Wandsworth, Bolingbroke Grove
London,EnglandSW11 1HEUnited Kingdom
Free
Home to Many – Wild Flowers in Battersea Rise Cemetery

   An inner-city walk discovering more about the species growing in our     green spaces A peaceful walk discovering the beauty and origins of wild flowers Part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival Alongside some of Battersea’s former residents, Battersea Rise Cemetery is also home to many wonderful wild flowers. This walk offers the chance to learn more about them. St Mary's Cemetery opened in 1860, and was set up by St Mary's Burial Board in an area that was once part…

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Natural Dyeing in the SLBI Garden

12th June, 10:00 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£45.00 - £50.00
Natural Dyeing in the SLBI Garden

The unique colours made by plant dyes are both vibrant and soothing. Explore how to produce these and the plants that make them. A popular event with our tutor Zoe Burt, learning about and making wonderful natural colours • Create a sample colour card using heritage dye plants of the kind growing in the SLBI garden • See herbarium specimens of these dye plants from the SLBI herbarium collection • Enjoy a colourful June day exploring botanical hues and plant…

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Open Garden

17th June, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£1.00 - £5.00
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its summertime glory   Our garden is open! Booked visitors only please  Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in two slots of 45 mins each this Thursday. 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, card payments or exact cash please.  All prices…

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A Pavement Prowl in Balham

18th June, 11:00 - 12:30
Sistova Road, Sistova Road
London,EnglandSW12United Kingdom
Donation
A Pavement Prowl in Balham

Another chance to find out about the plants growing at your feet - long may they continue A second walk around this area where we found over 50 species last year.   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…

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Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants # 2 (6 in series)

20th June, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£40.00
Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants # 2 (6 in series)

Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant familiesThis will be run in person at the SLBISession 2: Lily, Rush, Grass and Sedge FamiliesOne 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 lily, rush, grass and sedge families. Participants…

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Hidden Wildflowers – An Evening Walk

23rd June, 19:00 - 22:00
Hillside Gardens Park, Downton Avenue
London,EnglandSW2 3HLUnited Kingdom
Donation
Hidden Wildflowers – An Evening Walk

An evening walk mid-city in a hidden green spaceHillside Gardens Park, on the Streatham/Tulse Hill borders is little known except to the locals.Roy will be leading a relaxing early evening walk finding the wildflowers hidden away and flourishing.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 we have opted for 12…

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Open Garden

24th June, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£1.00 - £5.00
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its summertime glory   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. 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, card payments or exact cash please.  All prices…

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