Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


Roy Vickery is available to give talks and lead walks, for further information see the Compiler page of this website, or e-mail

Saturday 13 May 2017:  Enjoying Plants in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London, E3, 2.00 p.m.  In May 2016 Roy Vickery noted over 80 species of plants flowering in this remarkable area of urban woodland, which was used for burials between 1841 to 1966.  Members of the South London Botanical Institute – – will meet at the Southern Grove entrance to the Cemetery, a short walk from Mile End tube station, and spend the afternoon exploring its botanical riches.  All welcome.

Tuesday 16 May 2017:  Ask the Wood.  Artist Marcus Coates invites people to ask a panel, which includes Gabriel Hemery, Irene Palmer and Roy Vickery, ‘to bring deep-rooted personal problems to be deliberated and fathomed via the wisdom of the woods’; at the South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ, 6.30 – 9.00 p.m.  Presented by Feral Practice,  Admission charge, and advance booking needed; contact

Wednesday 17 May 2017: talk on plant folklore by Roy Vickery, following the AGM at 8 p.m. of the Norhyrst Association, London Borough of Croydon. Further details t.b.a.

Wednesday 12 July 2017:  Cranham Marsh Wildflower Foray, led by Roy Vickery.  Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, London Borough of Havering; nearest tube station Upminster,  7.00 – c. 9.00 p.m.  In aid of local Green Party funds; contact

Sunday 6 August 2017:  Weird Weeds, session for young people led by Roy Vickery, Wimbledon Common Nature Club, London.

Sunday 3 September 2017:  Plant Walk, led by Roy Vickery, Brompton Cemetery, Earls Court, London, see 22 April for details.

Monday 9 October 2017:  Folklore and Uses of Native Plants, talk by Roy Vickery, to the Preston Society – – at St Mary’s Church, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0AH at 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday 7 November 2017:  Plant Folklore, talk by Roy Vickery, to Purley & District Townswomen’s Guild – – London Borough of Croydon, at c. 2.45 p.m.

Updated 22 April 2017.