Habitats, ecology and conservation

Habitats, Ecology & Conservation Courses in London

Discover the greener side to city life on our London walks and courses and learn about the efforts to protect endangered species around the world.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Great gardeners
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Discovering the stories of 4 great British Gardeners, their life and times and their legacy today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £30.00
  2. An introduction to London's rivers
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A virtual exploration of London’s rivers and their wildlife. Fire up your enthusiasm, hone your knowledge and sharpen your identification skills, then get out walking your local watercourse.



    Brenna Boyle (B.Sc Hons Dunelm, M.Sc DIC) is a zoologist, wildlife guide and environmental teacher. She runs Wild Capital, London's wildlife discovery service and also works for two urban environmental education charities.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
  3. Top garden plants
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Including deciduous trees, evergreen and deciduous shrubs and herbaceous plants, chosen examples will be explored to demonstrate their finest qualities. If wishing the best performance from plants, whether in a garden, window box or tub is your dream then this is a course for you.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  4. British new nature writing
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    'New' British nature writing is topping the bestseller lists, but what is it and how can you benefit from it? Join us, read with us and learn more about 'new' British nature writing and how we can think about our relationships with nature.



    The course tutor, Cathy Elliott, is full-time lecturer at UCL. She is interested in ideas about time, temporality, and story-telling in politics and international relations. Her first book, Democracy as Foreign Policy: Temporal Othering in International Relations, came out in 2017; she has also published articles and books about the various stories we tell about democracy. She is recapitulating some of those themes, and finding new ones, in her current book project on the British “new nature writing.” She is interested in the politics of pedagogy and also writes about teaching and learning.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £35.00
  5. Summer trees
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Jul 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Looking at trees is an absorbing activity, we will explore what to look for, special features in July and how to follow on your interest in your local area/further study.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  6. An introduction to London's woodlands
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Jul 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A virtual exploration of London’s woodlands and their wildlife. Fire up your enthusiasm, hone your knowledge and sharpen your identification skills, then get out walking in your local woods.



    Brenna Boyle (B.Sc Hons Dunelm, M.Sc DIC) is a zoologist, wildlife guide and environmental teacher. She runs Wild Capital; London's wildlife discovery service and also works for two urban environmental education charities.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
  7. Discover Hill Garden and Pergola, Hampstead: an illustrated talk
    Course Date: Tue 27 Jul 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Exploring the design of the gardens in the late 19th century by the architect Thomas Mawson, looking at its layout, planting and special features.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £13.00
  8. Discover Battersea Park: an illustrated talk
    Course Date: Thu 29 Jul 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Battersea Park in South London is explored from its origins in the nineteenth century to today, looking at its designers, planting and special features.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £13.00

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