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July

Plant Walk – St Mary’s Church, Merton Park

19th July, 19:00 - 20:30
St Mary’s Church, Merton Park, Church Path
London,EnglandSW19 3HJUnited Kingdom
Plant Walk – St Mary’s Church, Merton Park

Finding out about your local flora in beautiful surroundings This beautiful Church dates back to 1115. Roy Vickery will be exploring and discussing the flora of this historic site including inside and outside the churchyard. Meet outside South Wimbledon tube station (Northern line) for a 10 minute walk to the churchyard. Flat ground with some rough patches. 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.…

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Open Garden

22nd July, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its summertime glory 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 every Thursday. 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, card payments or exact cash…

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Open Evening in the SLBI garden

22nd July, 18:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Evening in the SLBI garden

Enjoy a summer evening in our garden with a glass of wine     We are delighted to be able to open our garden in the evening – third time since 2019! Come for a wander around the garden with a refreshment if you would like one – (we ask for a donation towards our costs please), meet our gardener and find out more about our planting and our events – or just spend a peaceful hour in our tranquil…

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A Plant Hunt for Beginners – Clapham Common

23rd July, 11:00 - 12:30
Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common South Side
London,EnglandSW4United Kingdom
Donation
A Plant Hunt for Beginners – Clapham  Common

Does anything grow on here? A Plant Hunt for beginners. Clapham Common is usually considered to be an extensive area of mown grassland but we shall explore the south side of the Common and see what we can find. All welcome - this walk is particularly aimed at those who consider themselves to be beginners. Some rough terrain. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk…

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Plant Hunt in West Norwood Cemetery

25th July, 14:00 - 16:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
Plant Hunt in West Norwood Cemetery

Beginners Welcome - Plant identification and recording skills Roy Vickery from the SLBI will be leading a botanical survey in part of West Norwood Cemetery This is an initial survey which will influence a larger one that the SLBI hopes to carry out in the near future. This will be a learn-together opportunity to improve our plant identification and recording skills. All, including beginners, are welcome. We regret that as we will be exploring areas with gravestones hidden in long…

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Summer Holiday Activities – Pond dipping, Wildlife and Pebble Painting*

27th July, 11:00 - 12:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Summer Holiday Activities – Pond dipping, Wildlife and Pebble Painting*

Explore the wildlife in our garden pond and create pebble reminders of your favourite critters Pond dipping using nets and trays of water is a fun and simple way to explore the aquatic life in our garden pond. You will be able to observe and identify (using our guides) a variety of pond creatures and be able to record your favourite by painting them onto little pebbles you can take home. Ponds, even small container ones, are great for improving…

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Summer Holiday Activities – Identity, Ecology & Climate Justice*

28th July, 11:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Summer Holiday Activities – Identity, Ecology & Climate Justice*

Make your own sunprints and explore climate related issues Explore ideas and image making using cyanotype - an early form of photographic printing using prints that are blue. Come away with unique powerful prints incorporating words, portraits and nature. In February 2020, The South London Botanical Institute declared a Climate Emergency, this workshop will explore visual ways to express and share key issues surrounding themes related to this. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the SLBI garden! Zoe Burt,…

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Open Garden

29th July, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its summertime gloryOur garden is open! Booked visitors only pleaseDelighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public this afternoon in two slots of 45 mins each every Thursday. 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, card payments or exact cash please. …

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Herbal Hair Oils

31st July, 15:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Herbal Hair Oils

A hair oil made with botanicals from a small scale producer Tress Botanicals homemade herbal hair oil is natural and organic Swetha makes her product using coconut oil as its base and including ingredients like Aloe vera, Neem, Amla, Brahmi, Bhringraj, Shikakai, Fenugreek, Hibiscus and Tulsi. The oil is beneficial to prevent hair loss, help with dandruff, nourish scalp and hair follicles, and add lustre and shine. It is safety assessed and approved by cosmetic product regulators. This is based…

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

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

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