The Plant Kingdom

Dig deeper and examine how shrubs, trees and flowers function and become familiar with the species that make up London's landscape.

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

  1. Tree identification for beginners

    Tree identification for beginners

    Course Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is an introduction to tree identification. It is designed to help sharpen your observational skills by using the method of phenomenology. Detailed photos highlighting the characteristic elements of each tree, will help you look at trees in a different way.

    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: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  2. Why plants matter: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 11 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Plants are central to human life. This course takes you a whistlestop tour round some of these extraordinary organisms, highlighting key examples of richness and diversity of everyday plants.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Introducing plants

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    All life depends on plants. Join our exploration of examples of edible, economic, medicinal and ornamental plants and how they are grouped together.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £7.00

  4. Introduction to botany

    Introduction to botany

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A course ideal for those who are new to the science of botany. Learn about the fundamental structure of plants and identify the functions of different components; recognise some of the classification systems of the plant world and assess why these magnificent organisms are essential for our wellbeing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £95.00

  5. Tree talk: Regent's Park

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A look at some magnificent trees and how to identify them. With a morning session at City Lit and an afternoon tree walk in Regent’s Park. We are planning to meet in the Park but if the government's health regulations change, the course will be online.

    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

  6. Tree talk: Battersea Park

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A look at some magnificent trees and how to identify them by walking in Battersea Park.

    We are planning to meet in the Park but if regulations change, the course will be online.

    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

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