Botany Evening Classes - Canterbury

Botany Class

Alex Lockton

Botany Evening Classes - Canterbury

Location: Canterbury Christ Church University (North Holmes Road Campus), North Holmes Road,
Our Botany Evening Classes cover the Botanical identification of wild and naturalised British plants.

Event details

Meeting point

Department of Human and Life Sciences in the Verena Holmes building on North Holmes Road, Canterbury


6pm – 8pm
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About the event

In partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University we are running our botany evening classes at the CCCU campus in North Holmes Road in the Department of Human and Life Sciences in the Verena Holmes building.

This course will run from 6:00 till 8:00 pm every Thursday evening from  9 September until 18 November.  Please note that there will be no class on Thursday 28 October (which is half term week).

During these evening classes, you learn how to confidently identify and record plants and seek confirmation when necessary.  You will identify plants in families and genera by the use of keys, specimens and descriptions.

Each week concentrates on the identification of a genus of plants in Kent with specimens, PowerPoint presentations and a quiz on the previous week’s plants.  Plants will be identified by comparison of specimens to find species, and the use of keys to assign names. Cribs to the identification of species in Kent will be produced.

It would be useful if you could bring your own wildflower books and hand lenses, but some are available for use on the day. This venue is suitable for wheelchair users - if you have any specific accessibility issues, please contact us in advance.

The classes are led by Alex Lockton, who has twenty years’ experience working as a lecturer in ecology at Birmingham University and Manchester Metropolitan University, as coordinator of the Botanical Society of the British Isles, and as an ecological consultant. He is county recorder for Shropshire and author of The Flora and Vegetation of Shropshire (2015).


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The cost for the whole 10-week course is £135,
Dates: Thursday 17 March to Thursday 26 May 2022

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622662012