Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Events

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

Saturday 2 September 2017:  Our Herbal Heritage, walk led by Roy Vickery around St Leonard’s churchyard, Streatham, London, SW16,  11.30 a.m. (time to be confirmed), looking at plants and discussing their uses.  Part of the South London Botanical Institute’s contribution to the Lambeth Local History Fair, being held in the church from 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.,

Sunday 3 September 2017:  Plant Walk, led by Roy Vickery, Brompton Cemetery, Earls Court, London, meet at the Chapel in the middle of the Cemetery at 2.30 p.m. Organised by the Friends of Brompton Cemetery, for whom a collection will be taken.

Saturday 23 September 2017:  Tree walk led by Roy Vickery, Streatham Park (note this is not a park, but a housing estate), meet at the junction of Thrale and Ullathorne Roads, at 3.00 p.m., to explore the trees growing in the area, including Dr Johnson’s mulberry tree.  Voluntary collection in aid of local Green Party funds.

Sunday 24 September 2017:  Uses and Folklore of Wild Flowers, walk led by Roy Vickery, Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane, SW17, from 2.30 p.m.  (Note despite its name the Cemetery is in Tooting – c. 10 minutes walk from Tooting Broadway tube station – not Streatham).  Part of Friends of Streatham Cemetery Open Day, 2-4 p.m.

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

Sunday 22 October 2017:  Plant Walk in Ruskin Park, London Borough of Lambeth; details to be confirmed.

Saturday 28 October 2017:  Trees in Battersea Park, walk led by Roy Vickery, meet at the southeast corner of the park at the junction of Prince of Wales Drive with Queenstown Road (a short walk from Battersea Park station, midway between Victoria and Clapham Junction stations),  at 2.30 p.m.  All welcome; the walk will be adapted to suit the physical ablility, etc. of those who turn up.  Voluntary collection in aid of local Green Party funds.

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

Tuesday 7 November 2017:  Poppies: beyond Flanders Fields, lecture by Roy Vickery, at the South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, London, SE24 – www.slbi.org.uk – at 7.00 p.m.

Sunday 26 November 2017:  Tree Walk led by Roy Vickery, meet at the junction of Tooting Bec Road with Dr Johnson Avenue (c. 10 minute walk from Tooting Bec undergound station) at 2.00 p.m.  Voluntary collection in aid of local Green Party funds.

Saturday 30 December 2017:  Winter Plant Walk, led by Roy Vickery, Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane, c. 10 minutes walk from Tooting Broadway underground station, a gentle stroll admiring winter plants.  Voluntary collection in aid of local Green Party funds.

Image:  Streatham Cemetery, London Borough of Tooting; August 2017.

Updated  20  August 2017.