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 5 January 2019:  Folklore & Uses of Native Plants, talk by Roy Vickery to Leigh on Sea Horticultural Society, Essex, 2.00 for 2.30 p.m.

Wednesday 20 February 2019:  Weeds or Resources?  – Uses & Folklore of Common Plants, talk by Roy Vickery to University of Westminster Complementary Medicine Society,  University of Westminster Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6UW, 4.30 p.m.

Sunday 20 October 2019:  Talk on plant folklore by Roy Vickery at the Chichester, West Sussex,  Quaker Meeting House; details to be confirmed

Feedback on past events

‘Thank you so much for your walk and talk yesterday Roy, it was much appreciated and has prompted ideas for future activities’ [Friends of Stambourne Woods, 8 September 2018].

‘I just wanted to write to say how much my partner and I enjoyed the walk in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park today.  It was a fascinating tour and got me thinking about local names and stories about plants …  it has certainly left me wanting to learn more’ [5 August 2018].

‘Thanks for an enjoyable and so interesting walk on Cranham Marshes last evening’ [12 July 2018].

‘Roy was very insightful and cleared up some doubts I had about some of the weeds’ [National Weed Appreciation Day, 28 March 2018].

‘Being in Roy’s company and having an opportunity to soak up his knowledge’ [most enjoyable aspect of Plant Folklore for Walk Leaders, South London Botanical Institute, 21 February 2018].

‘Many thanks for your very entertaining and informative talk at the FOTC AGM yesterday – much appreciated’ [Friends of Tooting Common, 13 November 2017].

‘I really enjoyed the [Poppies – beyond Flanders Fields]talk’ [South London Botanical Institute, 10 November 2017].

‘Thank you for your talk yesterday afternoon.  I find folklore to be a fascinating subject, and was very interested to hear of the examples which you spoke about’ [Purley Townswomen’s Guild, 8 November 2017].

‘Really enjoyed the walk’ [Streatham Park tree walk, 23 September 2017].

Updated 20 November 2018.