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October

Open Garden

14th October, 11:00 - 16:00
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,Gt LonSE24 9AQGB
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Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its autumnal splendour Our garden is open! Booked visitors preferable but drop-ins now available too           Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in four slots of 45 mins each every Thursday. 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 and a selection…

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Fungi Foray, High Elms Country Park, Kent

16th October, 12:00 - 16:00
High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough
Orpington,KentBR6 7JHUnited Kingdom
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Fungi Foray,  High Elms Country Park, Kent

A fungi identification walk Our fourth walk of the Autumn. Discovering fungi – A chance to find, identify and record some of the huge range of species we can find growing in various habitats in and around the UK. High Elms Country Park offers 250 acres of countryside to explore. The estate is 15 miles from central London, located on the ridge of the North Downs on the rim of the Thames basin. High Elms is a Site of Special…

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Sickle Cell Disease – Dispelling its fears and taboos – an online talk

18th October, 19:00 - 20:00
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Sickle Cell Disease – Dispelling its fears and taboos – an online talk

 A talk by a professional nurse and carer who specialised in SCD and now works with plants as well!   Putting you at ease and learning more about this very common disease Earline Hilda Castillo-Binger aka ‘Hilda’ is a retired NHS Nurse from Trinidad & Tobago in West Indies, is now caring for plants! Hilda is passionate about Sickle Cell Disease and as part of Black History Month she is going to be talking about alleviating the common worries and…

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Open Garden

21st October, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Free - £5.00
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its autumnal splendour Our garden is open! Booked visitors preferable but drop-ins now available too Delighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in four slots of 45 mins each every Thursday. 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 and a selection of beautiful gifts for sale,…

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Plant Gall Walk in West Norwood Cemetery

23rd October, 11:00 - 13:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
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Plant Gall Walk in West Norwood Cemetery

A walk in West Norwood Cemetery exploring galls and the plants they grow on, with professional ecologist and plant gall recorder, Tommy Root. Please meet at the main entrance to the Cemetery on Norwood Road (close to Robson Road).  Bring a hand lens if you have one. Tickets: £10 (15 available) Please book via the Eventbrite ticketing system with this link: Book here 

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Children’s Half Term Activities – Apple Day – 2 events 2-3 yr & 5 – 11 yr*

27th October, 10:00 - 15:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Children’s Half Term Activities – Apple Day – 2 events  2-3 yr & 5 – 11 yr*

All things apples: Quizzes, tastings, art, monsters and bird feeders Two events for children of different age groups to enjoy and learn more about this wonderful fruit Growing Young Minds' for children aged 2-3 years from 10-11am In our beautiful autumnal garden, can you find the apples and pin them on our tree? We will be tasting and celebrating different types of apples grown in the UK, printing colourful pictures with them and making a simple apple bird feeder for…

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Open Garden

28th October, 11:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Free - £5.00
Open Garden

Enjoy our garden in all its autumnal splendourOur garden is open! Booked visitors preferable but drop-ins now available tooDelighted to say our beautiful botanical garden is open to the public in four slots of 45 mins each every Thursday. 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 and a selection of beautiful gifts for sale, card payments or…

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Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

28th October, 19:00
Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

Do you know which native and cultivated plants are poisonous? This talk will highlight some of the most deadly, showing how man has used them around the world for good as well as evil: for hunting and pest control, as medicine, in criminal trials, and for murder. In the UK, many poisonous plants are valued for their ornamental and structural roles in our homes and gardens, parks and countryside. These plants are also a potential source of food for many…

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Fungi Foray, Coombe Wood, Addington, Surrey

30th October, 11:00 - 15:00
Coombe Wood, Coombe Rd,
Croydon,SurreyCR0 5RNUnited Kingdom
£5.00
Fungi Foray,  Coombe Wood, Addington, Surrey

A fungi identification walk Our fifth walk of the Autumn. Discovering fungi – A chance to find, identify and record some of the huge range of species we can find growing in various habitats in and around the UK. Coombe Wood provides a good mix of mature woodland together with ornamental gardens, another green area within easy reach of the city. Fabrice will be leading this trip with the help of Mario Tortelli. Please bring a hand lens and dress appropriately for…

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November

London’s Changing Flora; climate change or changing habits? – an Online Talk

3rd November, 19:00 - 20:00
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London’s Changing Flora; climate change or changing habits? – an Online Talk

The causes for the changes in London's plantlife are varied - exploration and the future The wild plants of Greater London are a dynamic community. Over the last 150 years there has been a gradual loss of native and archaeophyte plants. In many areas they have been replaced by communities of more robust survivors and neophyte plant communities. Today, the pace of change appears to be quickening. The probable causes for this change are diverse: new tastes in horticulture, pollution,…

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