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October

Open Garden

14th October, 11:00 - 16:00
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,Gt LonSE24 9AQGB
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Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its autumnal splendour Our garden is open! Booked visitors preferable but drop-ins now available too           Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in four slots of 45 mins each every Thursday. 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 and a selection…

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Plant Gall Walk in West Norwood Cemetery

23rd October, 11:00 - 13:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
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Plant Gall Walk in West Norwood Cemetery

A walk in West Norwood Cemetery exploring galls and the plants they grow on, with professional ecologist and plant gall recorder, Tommy Root. Please meet at the main entrance to the Cemetery on Norwood Road (close to Robson Road).  Bring a hand lens if you have one. Tickets: £10 (15 available) Please book via the Eventbrite ticketing system with this link: Book here 

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Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

28th October, 19:00
Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

Do you know which native and cultivated plants are poisonous? This talk will highlight some of the most deadly, showing how man has used them around the world for good as well as evil: for hunting and pest control, as medicine, in criminal trials, and for murder. In the UK, many poisonous plants are valued for their ornamental and structural roles in our homes and gardens, parks and countryside. These plants are also a potential source of food for many…

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November

Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

9th November, 19:00 - 20:00
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Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

   How plant diversity and natural habitats can benefit global farming and its food production The world's food supply is under threat from both climate change and the biodiversity crisis. This, in turn, puts farms globally at risk from failed harvests, poor pollination, pest attacks, and new diseases. What part can natural plant areas play in mitigating these problems? This talk will explore the potential for plant diversity and natural habitat on farms - especially in the world's poorest regions…

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Beyond the Green Carpet: The importance of grasslands in the era of climate breakdown – An online talk

18th November, 19:00 - 20:00
Beyond the Green Carpet: The importance of grasslands in the era of climate breakdown – An online talk

Grasslands cover about a third of the global land surface, yet they remain overlooked in terms of impacts from and solutions to climate breakdown. Which plants will be the winners and losers during drought periods? And how will the structure of plant communities change? This talk will introduce a climate change study that looks at the effect of drought on a UK calcareous grassland. The talk will weave in the importance of grassland ecosystems and how grassland droughts are studied…

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December

Emerging Arable Weed Species – An online talk

2nd December, 19:00 - 20:00
Emerging Arable Weed Species – An online talk

Arable farming in the UK is undergoing rapid and profound changes in terms of the adoption of a soil conservation management philosophy.     The changes in frequency and intensity of cultivation alongside changes in crops and crop rotations are resulting in the emergence of a who set of new weed management priorities; some very old weed problems re-emerging and species which haven’t been thought of as arable weed problems are becoming an issue. John Cussans is the Weed Biology…

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