Colin Jones on “Round Britain Wiz” As a speaker aboard cruise ships Colin has been lucky enough to sail nine times around the British Isles. In this talk he will show some of his favourite ports of call from the Isles of Scilly in the south to the Faroes in the north. Being a garden nut he is always on the lookout for interesting gardens en route which of course he will feature in his talk. Do join us for our final Talk of 2023….Continue Reading “Wednesday 22 November: free Talk”

Simon Saville from Butterfly Conservation talks about the butterflies of south London. “Our butterflies and moths are disappearing. It’s time to act.” Butterflies and moths are among the most threatened groups of wildlife in the UK. Simon will talk about which species you may see in your local area, and how to save populations by sensitive gardening. Join us for what promises to be an important and fascinating Talk. The Talk begins 8 pm. It will be held in the Community Room at West Norwood…Continue Reading “Wednesday 27 September: free Talk”

We have had to change the venue for the Talk Wednesday 23rd August to: Community Room, West Norwood Library & Picturehouse, 1-5 Norwood High Street, SE27 The Talk will start as previously advertised at 8pm and Dr Petra Dark will be speaking on “Reconstructing Planting in C18 landscape gardens”. Do join us if you can. Many apologies for the changes of venue. We are determined that the event will go ahead and won’t be thwarted by events entirely outside our control! The Library is just…Continue Reading “Talk Wednesday 23rd – urgent notification, change of venue”

“Reconstructing Planting in C18 landscape gardens” Dr Petra Dark talks pollen, ponds and parterres. Our Talk is at West Norwood Cemetery at 8.00pm. The gates will be open to LHS visitors from 7.30 pm. Please note the change of venue. It is a 10- 15 minute walk from the gates to the hall, so please allow sufficient time. There will also be designated vehicles to drive people to the hall. Please aim to arrive at the cemetery entrance as close to 7.30 as possible. As…Continue Reading “Wednesday 23 August: Free Talk”

“Urban Beekeeping & the Community Bee” Barnaby Shaw from Bee Urban, based in Kennington Park, will talk about responsible urban bee keeping. Bee Urban is a social enterprise that aims to work with communities to improve the environment for the benefit of us all. Join us for a fascinating dive into bees, horticulture and community growing. Our Talk is at The Old Library, West Norwood at 8.15pm. Please note the slightly later start time for the Talk, due to the members’ EGM. As usual, everyone…Continue Reading “Wednesday 26 July: Free Talk”