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August

Making Summer Memorable – Make a Bunting with sun photography

26th August, 10:00 - 15:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Making Summer Memorable – Make a Bunting  with sun photography

Beautiful bunting with your own sun print designs 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 a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people…

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Madder Dyeing Workshop

27th August, 10:00 - 13:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£40.00 - £45.00
Madder Dyeing Workshop

Colourful Staycation Creative Botanical Activities with Zoë Burt @zoeburtuk Lots to do in Zoe's workshop in the South London Botanical Garden:Learn about the special qualities of this unique plant, and see it growing in the SLBI garden. Press a madder plant - Rubia tinctorum - in preparation for the specimen to be added to the herbarium collection at SLBI. Prepare a dye bath and explore the many colours that can be produced from this root dye bath on a selection…

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A Flora of Cornwall – A Talk by the Author

27th August, 19:00 - 20:00
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A Flora of Cornwall – A Talk by the Author

A virtual botanical tour of Cornwall The first Flora to cover the whole of Cornwall was published in 1909 by Frederick Hamilton Davey. This incredible volume owed a great deal to Allan Octavian Hume, the founder of the South London Botanical Institute, who not only encouraged and mentored Davey but financed the publication. Many of Davey's plant specimens are preserved within the SLBI herbarium.Colin will discuss the latest Flora of Cornwall incarnation which has just been published. This project began…

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Summer Plant Walk – St Nicholas Churchyard, SW17

28th August, 11:00 - 12:30
St Nicholas Church, Tooting, Church Lane
London,EnglandSW17 9PPUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Summer Plant Walk – St Nicholas Churchyard, SW17

Interesting plants growing in Tooting! Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the wide range of interesting plants growing in the churchyard of St Nicholas Church in Tooting, which Roy describes as a tranquil setting. 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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Tree Walk on Tooting Common

29th August, 14:30 - 16:00
Tooting Commons,SW12 0HP, Emmanuel Road
London,EnglandSW12United Kingdom
£10.00
Tree Walk on Tooting Common

How to find out what trees are growing in your local green space Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at just some of the large amount of trees growing on Tooting Common, which is also home to some rarer wildlife habitats.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,…

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September

Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Botanics

3rd September, 14:00 - 17:00
£20.00 - £25.00
Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Botanics

Colourful Staycation Creative Botanical Activities with Zoë Burt @zoeburtuk Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Botanics LIVE ONLINE workshop via zoomExplore a range of colours readily available and see how simple science can be applied to extend the colour palette. Create your own colour card and learn a brief history of natural dyeing and contemporary design in this fieldMaximum 10 people for this workshop, materials and workshop details sent out once booking confirmed by end of August to ensure a timely arrival.Members…

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Tours for All – A talk on disability access to a variety of activities

14th September, 19:00 - 20:00
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Tours for All – A talk on disability access to a variety of activities

How to make venues accessible for the disabled With 1 in 5 people in the UK having a disability, how can you make your events more inclusive for disabled people? Tina Hodgkinson is the London Ambassador for Euan’s Guide, a disabled access charity, whose review website makes it easier for disabled people to find great places to visit. With this online talk Tina explores the diversity of access needs and offers some practical tips on making walking tours and venues…

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Identifying Wild Plants 6

20th September, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£50.00
Identifying Wild Plants 6

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 duck weeds and various pondweed families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants, if possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild…

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Herbal Heritage Plant Walk – St Leonard’s Churchyard, SW16

23rd September, 14:00 - 15:30
St Leonard’s Church, Streatham High Road
London,EnglandSW16 1HSUnited Kingdom
£10.00
Herbal Heritage Plant Walk – St Leonard’s Churchyard, SW16

Herbal Heritage - Uses of our Native Plants As part of Lambeth's Heritage Festival, Roy Vickery will lead this walk taking a look at the wide range of plants growing in the churchyard of St Leonard's Church in Streatham, with particular emphasis on the uses of our native plants. Roy has been carrying out a plant survey for some time here and will be putting this knowledge to good use. Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also…

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October

Forensic Botany

11th October, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£45.00 - £50.00
Forensic Botany

Identifying and practice skills The use of environmental and botanical data in forensic science has a long history dating to at least the early 20th century. Learn about the ways in which vegetation and other forms of environmental evidence can be used to help understand criminal activity. They will also practice some basic investigatory skills that may be used at a crime scene. It comes as a surprise to many that vegetation can be used to help understand how a…

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