Botany Classes

Wildlife Study Days

Botany Classes

We are now taking bookings for our 2018 Botany Evening Classes.

These botany classes will take place on Tuesday evenings (6:30 – 8:30pm) at our Tyland Barn Visitor Centre near Maidstone for 10 weeks, starting on 25th September on Tuesday evenings but excluding 9th October. 

The cost will be £200 for the 10-week course.

Booking is online.  However, if you have difficulty booking please email 

Participants of these botany classes will learn how to confidently identify plants by family and genus, using apps, keys, specimens and descriptions. They will learn how to record their finds using a database, to help develop their own knowledge and identification skills at home. The sessions are based indoors and consist of practical work, short lectures, informal tests and discussions.

The course tutor is 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).

It would be useful for participants to bring their 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.

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