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.

Sunday 11 February 2018:  Winter plant walk, Leader’s Gardens, Putney, London Borough of Wandsworth, meet at the Ashlone Road entrance to the Gardens (near Loo Loo’s café, SW15 1LS), at 2.30 p.m., for a gentle stroll discussing the varied flora of this small green space.  All welcome.  Voluntary collection in aid of local Green Party funds.

Wednesday 21 February 2018:  A day-long (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) course at the South London Botanical Institute – http://www.slbi.org.uk, for people who lead plant walks and want to know more about the uses and folklore of wild plants, including afternoon session in nearby Peabody Woods.

Sunday 25 February 2018:  Exploring Graveney Woods, a walk looking at trees and other vegetation in Graveney Woods, Tooting Common, London Borough of Wandsworth.  Meet at the junction of Furzedown, Thrale and Ullathorne Roads, at 2.30 p.m.  All welcome, but most of the walk will be on soft, possibly muddy, surfaces, so please wear appropriate footwear.  Voluntary collection in aid of local Green Party funds.

Thursday 8 March 2018:  Spring Flowers, walk led by Roy Vickery, Brompton Cemetery, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  Meet at the Chapel in the middle of the Cemetery (about 10 minutes walk from West Brompton and 15 minutes walk from Earls Court tube stations.  Organised jointly by the Friends of Brompton Cemetery and the South London Botanical Institute.                                                                                                                                                                                             As this is International Women’s Day, the walk will be followed by a light lunch, and  in the afternoon a Women’s Walk, led by Robert Stephenson, starting at c. 2.00 p.m.  Famous women buried in the cemetery include the actress Nellie Farren and the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

Wednesday 13 June 2018:  Midsummer Wildflowers, stroll around Palace Road Nature Garden, Palace Road, Brixton, SW2 3NJ, identifying wildflowers and discussing their folklore and uses, with Roy Vickery.  Meet at the western entrance to the Garden, at 7.30 p.m.  Organised jointly by the Friends of Palace Road Nature Garden and the South London Botanical Institute.  Free, but donations appreciated; all welcome.

Sunday 19 August 2018: Summer Plant Walk led by Roy Vickery, Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, London Borough of Lambeth, meet at junction of Glasshouse Walk with Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5ER, at 2.30 p.m.  Organised by the South London Botanical Institute.  Free, but donations appreciated; all welcome.

Saturday 29 September 2018:  Wildflower Walk led by Roy Vickery, Brompton Cemetery, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  Meet at the North Lodge, Old Brompton Road (about 5 minutes walk from West Brompton and 10 minutes walk from Earls Court tube stations.  Organised by the Friends of Brompton Cemetery.

Feedback on past events

‘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 15 January 2018.