The Plant Kingdom

Dig deeper and examine how shrubs, trees and flowers function and become familiar with the species that make up London's landscape.
  1. Trees of London

    Trees of London

    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to know your ash from your elm, your plane from your maple? Learn key clues for identification in class followed by a gentle stroll round local gardens and squares to enjoy the rich diversity of introduced and native trees. A must for all tree lovers.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  2. City of London gardens: their history and botany

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the delights of some small gardens in London's Square Mile, where rich planting enhances historic sites. Special trees are a highlight. Practical plant identification will be provided at Build in the morning, with a guided walk in the afternoon.

    Letta Jones, MA, is a Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. She taught at Capel Manor and Birkbeck Colleges for 15 years as well as at the Build. She is a is a Green Flag Parks judge.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £26.00

  3. Introduction to botany

    Introduction to botany

    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical course ideal for those who are new to the science of botany. Learn about the fundamental structure of plants and identify the functions of different components; recognise some of the classification systems of the plant world and assess why these magnificent organisms are essential for our wellbeing. Four Saturday sessions, mornings in the classroom, afternoons short local walks to see specimens outdoors. One whole-day visit to Kew on Thurs 20 February, tour of the library in the morning, garden in the afternoon - extra costs apply, see below.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  4. More botany

    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course looks more closely at plants, how they are grouped, how they are named and why it matters.The course includes visits to Lincoln’s Inn Fields to study the plants there. There is also a full day at Kew Gardens taking in the Library to see some of the treasures of their book and illustration collection and a guided walk in the gardens.

    The course runs on two Saturdays 9 and 23 May at Build, morning sessions in the classroom, afternoons offsite and Thursday 21 May at Kew for library and garden visit.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

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