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June

Field Trip to Faversham Creek, Kent

5th June, 11:00 - 17:00
Station Car Park, Station Road
Faversham,EnglandME13 8EBUnited Kingdom
£15.00
Field Trip to Faversham Creek, Kent

A long walk taking in seaside and grassland plants as well as Faversham Creek's history A summer walk with both historic harbourside and coastal areas   This 5-6 mile walk of about 4-5 hours takes place on World Environment Day https://www.worldenvironmentday.global https://www.worldenvironmentday.global - we will be looking at seawall, grassland and aquatic plants and learning a little about the interesting flora and history of Faversham Creek. Bring a packed lunch and snacks/drinks, though drinks might be available at the one pub…

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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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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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July

Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants # 3 (6 in series)

11th July, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£40.00
Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants # 3 (6 in series)

Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant familiesThis will be run in person at the SLBI.Session 3: Pea, Mint and Figwort 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 pea, mint and figwort families. Participants will use…

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Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

13th July, 10:00 - 15th July, 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£30.00
Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

3 days of practical tasters in botany and related subjects for school leaversAn action packed 3 days for school leavers going on to further education in botany, biology, horticulture or other related subjects giving you a chance to explore Plant Science, Biology and related subjects in new and exciting ways. Take part in hands-on practical workshops using the SLBI's garden, library and herbarium, as well as botanical walks in local urban streets and parks. Sessions will be led by some…

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August

Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants # 4 (6 in series)

1st August, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£40.00
Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants # 4 (6 in series)

Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant familiesThis will be run in person at the SLBI.Session 3: Borage, Daisy and Carnation 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 borage, daisy and carnation families. Participants will use…

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Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants #5

22nd August, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£40.00
Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants #5

Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant familiesThis will be run in person at the SLBISession 5: Goosefoot, Dock and Willow 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 goosefoot, dock and willow families. Participants will use…

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September

Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants #6

12th September, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£40.00
Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants #6

Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant families This will be run online if in-person meetings are not permitted Session 6: AThis will be run in-person at the SLBISession 6: Aquatic Plants, including Duckweeds and the PondweedsOne 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…

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