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 28 October 2017:  Trees in Battersea Park, walk led by Roy Vickery, meet at the southeast corner of the park at  the Rosery Gate (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 – – 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 – – at 7.00 p.m.

Sunday 12 November 2017:  Roy Vickery will be discussing the folklore of plants following the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Tooting Common – – at St Anselm’s Church Hall, 9 Tooting Bec Road, London, SW17, c. 5 minutes walk from Tooting Bec tube station.  More details later.

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.

Tuesday 5 December 2017:  London’s 2000 year-old Mulberry heritage – ancient mulberry trees in the London area and their stories, talk by Peter Coles – – at the South London Botanical Institute – – 323 Norwood Road, London, SE24 9AQ, 7.00 p.m.  Free.

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.

Saturday 24 February 2018, t.b.c.: A day-long course at the South London Botanical Institute – – 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.

Saturday 5 May 2018:  Wildflower Walk led by Roy Vickery, Brompton Cemetery, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  Meet at the Chapel in the centre of the Cemetery (about 10 minutes walk from West Brompton, and 15 minutes walk from Earls Court tube stations) at 11.30 a.m.  Organised by the Friends of Brompton Cemetery.

Saturday 29 September 2018:  Wildflower Walk in Brompton Cemetery led by Roy Vickery, details as for 5 May.

Updated  22 October 2017.