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September

Open Garden

30th September, 08:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQGB + Google Map
Open Garden

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. 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.  All prices in £ and 50p denominations.  Please also bring a bag…

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October

Woolwich Common Plant Hunt

2nd October, 11:00
Woolwich Common, Stadium Road
London,SE18 4QH
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Woolwich Common Plant Hunt

A plant discovery walk in a large area of varied grassland and hedges   This is a joint walk with Roy Vickery and The Friends of Woolwich Common   The Common stretches for 37 ha and has a variety of habitats. The northern end is acid grassland although parts have imported soil dating from the Olympics in 2012. The southern section is mostly neutral grassland, with trees now colonising parts and in the south east corner are the remains of an…

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Plant Recording in West Norwood Cemetery

10th October, 11:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE27 9JUUnited Kingdom
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Plant Recording in West Norwood Cemetery

The first of a series of meetings to record the flora growing in the Cemetery; all abilities welcome.   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. Roy will not be wearing a mask for audio reasons i.e. so that he can be heard, but will be happy to should any participant prefer him to. Please meet at the main entrance to the Cemetery on Norwood…

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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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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
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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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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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Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

9th November, 19:00 - 20:00
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Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

   How plant diversity and natural habitats can benefit global farming and its food production The world's food supply is under threat from both climate change and the biodiversity crisis. This, in turn, puts farms globally at risk from failed harvests, poor pollination, pest attacks, and new diseases. What part can natural plant areas play in mitigating these problems? This talk will explore the potential for plant diversity and natural habitat on farms - especially in the world's poorest regions…

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