September’s Heritage Festival has a terrific range of walks, talks, tours and exhibitions exploring our local history. And there’s plenty for keen gardeners to get their (gardening) forks into. Amongst the offerings are:
- Free talk on South London orchid growers
- Plant survey of West Norwood Cemetery
- Pavement Prowl for weeds in Tulse Hill (a future Chelsea winner?)
- Free talk on the human history of the Great North Wood
- Guided walks by Incredible Edible Lambeth
- Free talk on the work of Robert Marnock, a giant of C19 gardening
Organisers Lambeth Local History Forum say:
This is one of our most varied festivals ever, with events taking place all around the borough, all through September. The Local History Fair this year is on Saturday, 2nd September in the West Norwood Library and Picturehouse.
(September 2nd is also the day of our Late Summer Show, just over the road at St Luke’s Church. So make a day of it in West Norwood.)
Most of the Festival events are free but may need to be booked. Download the brochure here or pick up a printed copy at a local Lambeth library.