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July

Botany & botanists in Madagascar: Inequality in plant knowledge

21st July, 19:00 - 20:00
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Botany & botanists in Madagascar:  Inequality in plant knowledge

International Inequality in Plant Diversity Maria will be discussing the vitally important subject of how the combined mixture of inequality in the availability and accessibility of biodiversity data, professional expertise, and funding all interact to produce chronic differences in knowledge between countries. The flora of Madagascar has been described largely by foreigners. Almost all of its science funding is external, and Malagasy botanists face multiple daily challenges including poor education, poor access to the internet, and poor access to published…

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Open Garden

23rd July, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden, finally, after lockdown! Delighted to say we are now opening up our beautiful botanical garden 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…

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Summer Plant Walks – St Peter & St Paul’s Churchyard, Church Rd, Mitcham

24th July, 11:00 - 12:30
St Peter & St Paul Church, Church Road
Mitcham,EnglandCR4 3BPUnited Kingdom
Summer Plant Walks – St Peter & St Paul’s Churchyard, Church Rd, Mitcham

Flowers growing in Churchyards Roy Vickery will lead this walk studying the wildflowers that thrive in our churchyards, St Peter & St Paul's is one of the largest in London so it should have some prolific plants growing there. The church is built on the site of a Saxon burial ground and there has been a church here since the 13th century. (Note: this is the church on Church Road, Mitcham, not the one of the same name on Cranmer…

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Lockdown Botany for aspiring Plant Scientists (16-18 year olds)

28th July, 11:00 - 29th July, 15:30
Lockdown Botany for aspiring Plant Scientists (16-18 year olds)

A Two Day Summer School, 28 & 29 July, 11 am – 3.30 pm Leaving school and fascinated by plants? Enjoy some 'Lockdown Botany' with some of the country's leading plant scientists, increasing your knowledge and skills about plants and their importance in today's world. You will have the chance to encounter a range of areas for further learning and work in this exciting area. This year's summer school is a taster, looking forward to a longer and more hands-on…

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Open Garden Evening

30th July, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden Evening

Enjoy our garden, finally, on a summer's evening! Delighted to say we are now opening up our beautiful botanical garden on Thursdays - and this week in the evening! 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.…

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Summer Plant Walks – Streatham Tree Walk

31st July, 11:00 - 12:30
Streatham Park, Thrale Road
London,EnglandSW16 1SGUnited Kingdom
Summer Plant Walks – Streatham Tree Walk

Celebrating our urban trees Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the trees growing in the urban sprawl of South London's Streatham Park area. He will be celebrating the wide variety that survive and thrive in our city streets. 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…

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August

Identifying Wild Plants 5

2nd August, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Identifying Wild Plants 5

Identifying and practice skills One 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 hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower…

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Open Garden Morning

6th August, 11:00 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden Morning

Enjoy our garden, finally, on a summer morning! Delighted to say we are now opening up our beautiful botanical garden on Thursdays - and this week in the morning! 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.…

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Wildflower Walk – Streatham Cemetery, Tooting

7th August, 11:00 - 12:30
Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane
London,EnglandSW17 0LTUnited Kingdom
Wildflower Walk – Streatham Cemetery, Tooting

Exploring a wide range of wildflowers, in a variety of habitats, in this beautiful cemetery. Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the wide range of wildflowers growing in the beautiful Streatham Cemetery (in Tooting!). 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+…

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Making Summer Memorable: Planting and Cuttings

11th August, 10:00 - 15:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Making Summer Memorable: Planting and Cuttings

Planting out our bike rack planters and making your own plants from cuttings from the SLBI garden One of six bookable workshops, part of Lambeth's Making Summer Memorable Programme, organised by Sarah Webley, our Education Co-ordinator. 2 daily bookable sessions: 10 - 11.30 am and 2 - 3.30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August for children aged 7 - 13 with one carer.£5 refundable deposit per child (carer is free)Please check our website for the latest Covid-19 requirementsThe SLBI is…

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