Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018 Location on this date: OS - Off Site
A day of botanical discovery and enjoyment at the 100-year-old Botanical Institute in Tulse Hill. Behind the scenes access to the unique herbarium of dried plants, hands-on use of microscopes and exploration of the garden and library treasures. Note: This course will be held at South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, Tulse Hill, London SE24 9AQ.
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 Green Flag Parks judge. She leads her own garden history study tours abroad with ACE tours. Access arrangements: Wheelchair access can be gained straight into the garden at the rear, but to get into the house there is one step up via the side access which if suitable, the visitor can, with help up the step in the wheelchair, easily access the ground floor of the building where all the rest of the facilities are based. The toilet wheelchair accessible. For further information contact Build Humanities: 020 7492 2652.
Course Date: Thu 10 May 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
We will examine the lives and scientific contributions of key people in the history of botany and gardens, from the 16th to the 20th centuries: John Gerard, Philip Miller, John Fothergill, Humphry Repton and Thomas Mawson. Five London-based visits included; one additional entrance fee of around £12.
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