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November

Tree Walk – Bermondsey (postponed)

Saturday, 28th November 2020, 14:00 - 15:30
Bermondsey Station, Jamaica Road, SE16, Jamaica Road
London,EnglandSE16 4SPUnited Kingdom
Tree Walk – Bermondsey (postponed)

The amazing variety of Bermondsey's street trees A journey through Bermondsey with identification and stories related to some of its varied trees Bob is both an environmentalist and an author. He wrote the acclaimed book Ghost Trees - Nature and People in a London Parish and also was the presenter on R4 The Passion in Plants, he is described in the Guardian an an 'urban botanical sleuth'. Through the early decades of the 20th century, Bermondsey was a pioneering borough…

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December

Open Garden

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

An autumnal garden! Our beautiful botanical garden is open to visit in two slots this week of 45 mins each and hopefully this will continue on further Thursdays. 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, cash only and no change given.  All prices in £ and 50p denominations. Masks…

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Just the Tonic – A natural history of tonic water

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 19:00 - 20:00
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Just the Tonic – A natural history of tonic water

How the cinchona trees of the Andes and Asia added zest to our bubbles! Hooray, another reason to crack open the cocktails! Kew botanists and authors of Just the tonic: A natural history of tonic water (Kew Publishing, 2019; Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award 2020) explore the history of the popular effervescent mixer. They believe that tonic water has been the unjustly overshadowed partner in the famous gin and tonic. The cocktail is thought of as a quintessentially…

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Christmas Bird Feeders – A Children’s Workshop (Ages 6-11 years)

Saturday, 5th December 2020, 10:00 - 11:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Christmas Bird Feeders – A Children’s Workshop (Ages 6-11 years)

Keep the birds happy, and make a present! How can we help our feathered friends through the winter? Join us in the SLBI garden to make some DIY bird seed feeders and fat balls to take home and hang in your garden. These will make lovely Christmas presents to share with your friends and family, so you can get some Christmas shopping done at the same time! Please note this is an outdoor activity so please wrap up well! Tickets…

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The 12 Plants of Christmas – Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties!

Monday, 7th December 2020, 19:00 - 20:00
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The 12 Plants of Christmas – Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties!

Customs and Folklore – Plants, Spices and Food This illustrated online talk will delve into the wonderfully rich world of Christmas customs and folklore, past and present. Via 12 carefully chosen plants, it'll be a trip around the World in the pursuit of warming spices, a forage in the woods for plants much closer to home and then right into your kitchen cupboards for some fabulously festive flavours. The 12 plants are: ● Holly ● Poinsettia ● Ivy ● Cranberry…

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Open Garden

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

A final chance to see our garden this year! Our beautiful botanical garden is open to visit in four slots of 45 mins each and hopefully this will continue on further Thursdays - to be announced. 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, cash only and no change given. …

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A Glowing Garden

Friday, 11th December 2020, 17:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
A Glowing Garden

A Wintry Evening Walk with Wine! Our Glowing Garden is happening this year! Enjoy a relaxing wander through our fairylit garden with a warming glass of mulled wine or juice. We have 3 timeslots of 5, 6 and 7 O'Clock for a maximum of 6 people. Group bookings welcome. A lovely way to spend a December evening in nature, and support the SLBI as we continue our work bringing botanical education to all ages, after a year of great change…

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The SLBI’s Merry Christmas Quiz!

Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 19:00 - 20:00
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The SLBI’s Merry Christmas Quiz!

A Fun Quiz for SLBI Members and Volunteers Spend a happy hour with us racking your brains to find the answers to our cheery seasonal quiz. 4 sets of questions set by Roy Vickery, our President an avid plant-lore devotee, and Sarah Webley, our Education Co-ordinator. Categories will span music, general knowledge, celebrity plants, and plants related to Christmas! Feel free to add any festive accompaniments to your backdrop! Please note tickets are limited and only for our SLBI members…

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January

Did you know your genome has changed? Should we worry about GM plants or new vaccines?”

12th January, 19:00 - 20:00
Did you know your genome has changed? Should we worry about GM plants or new vaccines?”

Fighting pests and viruses - the part genomes play and genetic modification - Should we worry about GM plants or new vaccines?” Professor Sir Colin Berry, who has been involved in regulating medicines, implants and pesticides for the UK government, the EU and World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation, will look at how changes are made in the genomes of animals and plants, and see what we can learn from fighting pests with regard to the current…

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Covid 19 Plant Prints – A creative lockdown photographic project

20th January, 19:00 - 20:00
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Covid 19 Plant Prints – A creative lockdown photographic project

Photography via the anthotype method using plant juices Using fruits and vegetable juices and an historic photographic process Join Tim Boddy, a documentary photographer based in East London, to hear about his most recent project made in lockdown: Covid-19 Plant Prints. Tim created images using plant juice via an alternative (and impermanent) photography process known an anthotypes, invented in the 1840’s by Sir John Herschel and Mary Somerville. These anthotypes come to life via the photo-sensitive properties of plants and…

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