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March

Exploring the botanical wonders of the Overberg Renosterveld

8th March, 19:00 - 20:00
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Exploring the botanical wonders of the Overberg Renosterveld

A Critically Endangered vegetation type in South Africa and what conservation models are in place to protect them. Online presentation from Cape Town, to mark International Women's Day and one of our month long programme of events to celebrate this day. In the spring 2020 a unique opportunity arose to join the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT) to conduct botanical surveys across the region. Only 5% of this Critically Endangered vegetation type remains, mostly on the land of farmers in…

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‘Bees’ needs: is planting for pollinators enough?’

18th March, 19:00 - 20:00
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‘Bees’ needs: is planting for pollinators enough?’

Are we planting the right species for perfect pollination Bees and Species – Planting schemes and successful pollination The UK has over Bees and Species - Planting schemes and successful pollination One of our month long programme of events to celebrate International Women's Day The UK has over 250 bee species, and insects from many other groups are also important pollinators, yet the discussions around their needs are often dominated by honeybees and bumblebees. Bee-friendly schemes are seeing new meadows,…

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Women in Botany

24th March, 19:00 - 20:00
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Women in Botany

The remarkable history behind women plant namers and how times are changing Hidden stories and updates of women botanists past and present Hidden stories and updates of women botanists past and present One of our month long programme of events to celebrate International Women's Day Heather Lindon worked on the International Plant Names Index at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for 8 years. During that time she and her colleagues realized they could use the extensive plant name author index to…

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April

Easter Holiday Activity – Shoebox Herb Gardens* – For children aged 4-11

7th April, 10:00 - 15:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Easter Holiday Activity – Shoebox Herb Gardens* – For children aged 4-11

2 Sessions: 10 - 11.30 and 2 - 3.30 pm Sowing your own herb garden and making a seed bomb! Helpful herbs and surprising seed bombs! In this workshop we will be sowing seeds in shoeboxes to grow our own sensory, edible and medicinal herb gardens. Find out about the different herbs and their uses and see if you can find some in the SLBI garden. Please bring two shoeboxes if you can as not all herbs like the same…

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The Origins and Evolution of Plants

7th April, 18:30 - 20:00
£10.00
The Origins and Evolution of Plants

A series of 10 weekly online Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to! This is a group of 10 Wednesday evening sessions where Mark Spencer will have answers to the fascinating question 'Where did the plants in my garden come from and why do they look this way?’ Mark is one of our regular tutors, and is someone that everyone enjoys learning from, his knowledge is extensive and his manner extremely approachable and…

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Open Garden

8th April, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden as the spring begins Our garden is open! Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public 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,…

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Spring Plants – A walk in Wandsworth Cemetery

9th April, 11:00 - 12:30
Wandsworth Cemetery, 32 Magdalen Road
London,EnglandSW18 3ERUnited Kingdom
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Spring Plants – A walk in Wandsworth Cemetery

   An inner-city walk discovering springtime plants A leisurely walk through the cemetery looking at early spring annuals growing in one of the more tranquil outdoor spaces. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery's Folk Flora. NB Participants are limited to the numbers currently permitted by the government regarding social distancing, presently 6 people at 1+ metres, should that change we will update the ticket availability.…

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London Freedom Seed Base: a collaborative seed saving data project

12th April, 19:00 - 20:00
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London Freedom Seed Base: a collaborative seed saving data project

 London's seeds: what there is, where they are   Keeping seeds sowing and growing in London   London Freedom Seed Bank (LFSB) is a network of food growers and gardeners dedicated to saving, storing and distributing open-pollinated seed. London Freedom Seed Base (LFSBase) is a data project launched this year by the LFSB that initially set out to inventorise their seed stock and has grown into a wider attempt to track and record seed saving in London. The LFSB will…

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The Origins and Evolution of Plants

14th April, 18:30 - 20:00
£10.00
The Origins and Evolution of Plants

A series of 10 weekly Wednesday evening talks to help answer the question we all want the answer to!   This is a group of 10 Wednesday evening sessions starting 7th April where Mark Spencer will have answers to the fascinating question ‘Where did the plants in my garden come from and why do they look this way?’ Mark is one of our regular tutors, and is someone that everyone enjoys learning from, his knowledge is extensive and his manner…

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Open Garden

15th April, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden as the spring unfolds       Our garden is open! Booked visitors only please     Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in four slots of 45 mins each and we hope to continue our bookings 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…

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