Natural skincare, herbal medicine and aromatherapy (in-person workshop)

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

Explore various herbs, base oils and essential oils. Learn about their healing properties and create two products to take away with youAs part of the Chelsea Fringe festival on 21st to 29th May, Ellen Rowland from AmberLuna Apothecary will be hosting a wonderful aromatherapy workshop. We will explore a number of aromatic herbs, base oils …

Life in the soil – is everything as silent as it seems? (Online talk)

Life in the soil - is everything as silent as it seems? What can we learn and apply in agriculture by observing nature’s silent processes? Book here In celebration of Bee Day on the 20th May and the Chelsea Fringe Festival on 15th - 23rd May, Pavlos Voulgaris from Symbeeosis will be hosting an online …


Orchid walk, Downe Bank & Down House

BR6 7LH Hang Grove Hill, Downe, England

A full day exploring orchids, Downe Bank nature reserve, Hangrove (a private area) and Down House We will spend the morning at Downe Bank and nearby Hangrove, then walk 20-30 minutes to Down House for a tour of the gardens in the afternoon. Hangrove and Downe Bank form part of the High Elms and Downe …


Fun with Flora – Half Term Games with Wild Plants – 2 sessions

Wandsworth Common Jaggard Way, London, England

For ages 4 - 11 yrs A fun time looking back at the links between plants and children's gamesAn opportunity to discover how everyday plants were, or can be, used in children's pastimes.This will take place on Wandsworth Common (precise information will be provided on booking).Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also …


Botany for Gardeners 7 – Reproduction and Dispersal

The sexuality of plants that makes for healthy progeny   Week 7: Reproduction and dispersal.  Plants are sexy, well most of them are. How do plants coax others to do their sexual bidding? And, once this is achieved, what strategies do plants employ to ensure their progeny get the best start in life?   Understanding …

£10.00 - £12.00

The PLANTinum Jubilee (FREE)

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

Join us for a FREE creative, cultural, community event to celebrate plants, the Platinum Jubilee and World Environment Day! We will be working with four local artists to offer a wide range of plant-related creative activities: Making individual plant fibre sweatshirts, using a bicycle linked to a sewing machine – with Alice Holloway Hidden Nature …


Plant Survey in West Norwood Cemetery, London Borough of Lambeth

West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium Norwood Road, London, England

The third in a series recording wild plants on this site, with Amanda Tuke and Roy Vickery.West Norwood Cemetery is one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries of London, and is a site of major historical, architectural and ecological interest. All abilities welcome as we learn together, but due to the nature of the site not …


London Open Garden Squares – Open Garden

The South London Botanical Institute The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road

As part of London Open Garden Squares: our garden will be open for visitors to meet the gardener, explore, and buy plants, gifts and a cup of tea Come and find our more about our beautiful botanical garden slap-bang in the middle of busy city life. A peaceful interlude and a chance to discover our …

Tree walk in Streatham Park

Ullathorne Rd Ullathorne Road, London

As part of Lambeth Local History Forum, Tree walk led by Roy Vickery in Streatham Park SW16, 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Meet at the junction of West Drive with Ullathorne Road at 2.30pm. No booking necessary, donations welcome on the day.

Botany for Gardeners 8 – The History of Domestication: ‘weeds’ to ‘breeds’

The wild origins of the plants in your garden Week 8: The history of domestication, from 'weeds' to breeds. All around the world, early cultures have explored 'nature's larder' and paved the way for the modern global larder. Alongside this, the world's wild flora have been tended and bred to fit our aesthetic desires. The …

£10.00 - £12.00