Rhyze (Young peoples’ learning and work placement project)

What is it about? The Rhyze pilot project is a first for the SLBI. Funded by the Walcot Foundation, and coordinated by our newest member of staff Shanelle Webb, it is a 12-week programme for Lambeth young people on low incomes or from low income families (ages 16-24 years) with an interest in learning about plants, …

Where Plants and People Meet

Image credit: Chantier, Émeric. Sculpture, France. Website: emericchantier.com   'Where Plants and People Meet’ is a collaborative programme between the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) and academics at Queen Mary University of London. It features discussions and workshops focused on plants, people and participation and runs from the 11-29th June 2024. The programme marks the …

Midsummer Wild Flower Hunt

Brockwell Park Dulwich Road, London, United Kingdom

Led by Roy VickeryInterested in exploring the wild flowers of Brockwell Park? Join us on a summer's evening walk, led by Roy Vickery. Meeting point:Brockwell Park Clock Tower at 7pm. The walk will be approximately 90mins. Dress comfortably and bring a bottle of water.

Free

Madder Array: Plant Portraits

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A workshop on the gum diazo printing processPart of a series: Where Plants and People MeetThe South London Botanical Institute in collaboration with Queen Mary University of LondonAbout the WorkshopParticipants will grow new relationships with Rubia tinctorum (rose madder) by creating alternative process portrait photographs of rose madder plantlets. They will practice the gum diazo …

Free

Braiding Sweetgrass Reading Group

A relaxed, thought provoking and accessible group for people to read sections of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass together.Part of a series: Where Plants and People MeetThe South London Botanical Institute in collaboration with Queen Mary University of LondonAbout the SessionsThis will be a relaxed, thought provoking and accessible group for people to read sections …

Free

Press for Time (Plant mounting workshop)

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Learn to press and preserve your plants to create herbarium specimens, greetings cards and framed artworkBring your own dried material, but dried plants and all the tools will be supplied. Learn herbarium techniques and skills to make the perfect scientific herbarium specimen which is used to help identify your plant. With these skills you will …

Free - £5.00

Open House & Open Garden

Explore our botanic garden and large Victorian house between 6pm - 8pm There will also be other events happening throughout the day.   The 'Press for Time' workshop activity and 'The Word for World is Forest' lecture needs to be booked separately.   11.30am - 3pm Press for Time (Plant mounting workshop) Book here 4pm …

The Word for World is Forest

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A lecture exploring the idea of vegetal life beyond earth, drawing on the works of Ursula Le GuinImage credit: Lyons, Scott. Another World - Forest. 2019, digital art photograph.The Word for World is Forest: The Politics of Difference and Human-plant World-making in the Far Reaches of the UniversePart of a series: Where Plants and People …

Free - £5.00

Magical Moss Plants (Morning session)

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A workshop exploring interactions with moss plants and co-creating an interactive artwork Part of a series: Where Plants and People Meet The South London Botanical Institute in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London   About the Workshop Come join us in this workshop as we delve into the intriguing world of mosses, often ignored …

Free - £5.00

Magical Moss Plants (Afternoon session)

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A workshop exploring interactions with moss plants and co-creating an interactive artwork Part of a series: Where Plants and People Meet The South London Botanical Institute in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London   About the Workshop Come join us in this workshop as we delve into the intriguing world of mosses, often ignored …

Free - £5.00