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. Introduction to botany

    Introduction to botany

    Course Date: Sat 2 Feb 2019
    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. Three Saturday sessions, mornings in the classroom, afternoons short local walks to see specimens outdoors. One whole-day visit to Kew on Thurs 21 February, tour of the library in the morning, garden in the afternoon - extra costs apply, see below.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  2. Botany on the page: exploring illustrations,manuscripts and early printed books. Afternoon visits to botanical libraries

    Botany on the page: exploring illustrations,manuscripts and early printed books. Afternoon visits to botanical libraries

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A two-day course with morning sessions at Build and afternoon library visits exploring the rich world of botanical illustration from manuscripts, early printed books to contemporary work, discovering the range of techniques, the artists, the plants and the use made of these illustrations, particularly in relation to medicinal plants.

    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Great botanists from the 16th to 20th centuries - includes garden visits

    Great botanists from the 16th to 20th centuries - includes garden visits

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    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, Henry Compton, John Fothergill, Humphry Repton, and Thomas Mawson. Five London-based visits included.



    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

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