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Open Garden

9th September, 11:00 - 16:00
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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Annual General Meeting (online) and Talk

10th September, 18:00 - 20:00
Annual General Meeting (online) and Talk

A short meeting to discuss the past year’s happenings followed by a talk by Dr Fred Rumsey, Former Senior Curator in Charge of Historical Collections, Algae, Fungi and Plants Division, Life Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum, London. Fred will be talking on the subject of broomrapes, following his recently published book "Broomrapes of Britain & Ireland, BSBI Handbook number 22" (Thorogood & Rumsey, 2021)when he will be talking about these fascinating parasitic plants.He will provide an update on…

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Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants #6

12th September, 10:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants #6

Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant families This will be run in-person at the SLBI Session 6: Aquatic Plants, including Duckweeds and the Pondweeds 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 aquatic plants, including duckweeds and…

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Open Garden

16th September, 11:00 - 16:00
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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Fungi Foray in Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent

18th September, 13:00 - 16:00
Station Square
Petts Wood,EnglandBR5 1NAUnited Kingdom
Fungi Foray in Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent

A fungi identification walk   Our second 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. Around 130 species are found here every year. Petts Wood Fabrice will be leading this trip with the help of Mario Tortelli. Please bring a hand lens and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at Petts Wood Station, at…

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Exploring the East End – The Trees and Plants of Poplar

18th September, 14:00 - 16:00
Langdon Park, Bright Street
London,EnglandE14 6UDUnited Kingdom
Exploring the East End – The Trees and Plants of Poplar

Inner City Trees - their folklore and history and other specialist waterway plants This walk will begin an exploration of London's East End, looking at trees on the streets of Poplar; how they came to be here, their stories and the traditions and folklore we have attached to them -and including the tree which gave the area its name. It will also look at some of the specialist plants of the area, some of them introduced through the docks or…

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Lichens and Lichenology

22nd September, 19:00
Lichens and Lichenology

Delighted to be able to re-schedule this event, previous tickets are still valid. What are lichens, and what stories can they tell us Gothamie will describe what lichens are and talk about how they are collected and studied. Gothamie is a Senior Curator of Lichens and Slime Moulds. Her research interests are focused on the taxonomy and ecology of tropical lichens, bioindication and conservation of lichenised fungi in endangered habitats. Her main responsibility as the Senior Curator of British, General…

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Open Garden

23rd September, 11:00 - 16:00
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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Bat Night in the SLBI Garden

23rd September, 19:00 - 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Bat Night in the SLBI Garden

Bats are all around us, even in cities, and yet remain a mystery to so many people Find out more about these flying mammals of over 1000 species and why they enjoy a great night out. Take a walk around the our garden in the dark and find out more about bats, their sounds, the many species and their habitats together with other sounds of the night you may also hear. There are so many bats that live in our…

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Trip to Haslemere Educational Museum and Swan Barn Farm (National Trust)

25th September, 11:00 - 17:00
Haslemere Station, Lower Street
Haslemere,EnglandGU27 2PEUnited Kingdom
Trip to Haslemere Educational Museum and Swan Barn Farm (National Trust)

Escape from London for a day in the Surrey Hills, an easy journey by train to Haslemere on the Waterloo-Portsmouth line. An early autumnal trip into June’s home territory exploring all aspects of natural history Dr June Chatfield OBE, botanist and author will be guiding you on this fascinating trip. Spend the morning in the Haslemere Educational Museum and grounds – (haslemeremuseum.co.uk) – an award winning independent museum with remarkable collections of natural history, human history and geology. Haslemere Museum…

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