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Events and Activities

Experience the wonders of nature and its rich biodiversity through our events and activities to explore plants, fungi and the habitats they are in.

Restore Nature Now march

Restore Nature Now march

Sat, 22 Jun 2024
12:00 – 18:00
UK | free

Help us give nature a voice and join us at the biggest ever march for nature and climate. 

National Meadows Day
Wildflower meadow landscape with a variety of species near Cardiff, Wales

National Meadows Day

Sat, 6 Jul 2024
08:00 – 20:00
UK | free

Take part in Plantlife’s National Meadows Day on Saturday 6 July 2024 by visiting your nearby meadows at their midsummer best.

Online Talk: Murder Most Florid
white flower

Members Only

Online Talk: Murder Most Florid

Thu, 11 Jul 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

Join us and find out how plants can help solve crime in this fascinating online talk with Forensic Botanist, Dr Mark Spencer.

Photography Competition: Capturing Ecology
close up to daisies showing the pink tips

Free for Members

Photography Competition: Capturing Ecology

Wed, 24 Jul 2024
Online

This year Plantlife is excited to partner with the British Ecological Society (BES) for the plants and fungi category of the Capturing Ecology Photography Competition.

Past events

Online Talk: Let it Bloom June
A wide shot of a red car on a road with purple Tufted Vetch amongst a wild road verge

Members only

Online Talk: Let it Bloom June

Wed, 12 Jun 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

This talk will help you learn how #NoMowMay can open up a world of different habitats and ways to manage your garden, green space or road verge for the summer.

Ask us about No Mow May

Free

Ask us about No Mow May

Wed, 8 May 2024 – Wed, 22 May 2024
Online | free

If you have questions about No Mow May, anything from grass length to the biodiversity implication of not mowing your lawn please join and ask us the questions on Instagram.

A Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

SBI-4 – Nairobi, Kenya

A Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Wed, 22 May 2024
18:15
Nairobi, Kenya

Join us to discuss the new Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, at an event on behalf of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation.

No Mow May – Instagram Live – Collaboration with Lucy Willcox
Garden with two hammock and strips of unmown lawn

No Mow May – Instagram Live – Collaboration with Lucy Willcox

Wed, 8 May 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

Join Award Winning Garden Designer, Lucy Willcox  and Plantlife Senior Ecological Advisor, Sarah Shuttleworth on Instagram Live on Wed 9 May 24 at 7pm.

Online Talk: Wildflowers in your Lawn (No Mow May)
wildflower lawn

Free

Online Talk: Wildflowers in your Lawn (No Mow May)

Tue, 7 May 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

In this talk you can find out what is growing among the grass on your lawns. How to introduce more native plant species to your garden.

Online Talk: Plant Paparazzi – Botanical Photography for Beginners
Leif Bersweden taking a photo of a wild plant whilst lying on the floor

Members only

Online Talk: Plant Paparazzi – Botanical Photography for Beginners

Mon, 29 Apr 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

This session will help you focus on your forget-me-nots and frame those foxgloves with botanist and author Leif Bersweden.

Online Talk: Becoming ‘Familiar’ with Botany: Exploring 5 Plant Families
A hand holding a wild plant

Members only

Online Talk: Becoming 'Familiar' with Botany: Exploring 5 Plant Families

Mon, 25 Mar 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

If you've learned the parts of a plant, the next step in your wildflower identification journey is to explore some common plant families. Join Sarah and Sam in looking at the features of 5 plant families.

Online Talk: Digging the Dirt on Peat-free Gardening
A close up of a gardener holding a trowel and compost

Members only

Online Talk: Digging the Dirt on Peat-free Gardening

Wed, 21 Feb 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

Find out why organisations like Plantlife are campaigning to keep peat in the ground where it belongs, and discover how you can still have a beautiful, productive garden without it.

Fragile Nature Exhibition
a person in a meadow looking at yellow and purple flowers with painting materials

Fragile Nature Exhibition

Tue, 23 Jan 2024 – Fri, 2 Feb 2024
09:30 – 12:00
Philip Mould Gallery | free

Work by Lisa Gardner that highlights wild plants that are at risk of extinction. It explores the relationship between art and conservation.

Online Talk: Juniper and Gin
Purple and dark juniper berries.

Members Only

Online Talk: Juniper and Gin

Tue, 16 Jan 2024
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

Gin just isn't gin without juniper, find out how exactly do the berries of this native conifer become gin, and what do botanicals add to its quality.

Online Talk: Postcards from Nature

Members Only

Online Talk: Postcards from Nature

Mon, 18 Dec 2023
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

Nature has been a source of inspiration for artists for centuries, find out how nature influences Plantlife’s first artist in residence, Iris Hill in this online talk.

Online Talk: Stories Lichens Tell Us
Yellow plant growing on twigs

Members Only

Online Talk: Stories Lichens Tell Us

Wed, 29 Nov 2023
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

Plantlife Members, discover the wonders of lichens with experts Dr Oliver Moore and Dave Lamacraft.

Waxcap Fungi Walk at Balmoral
Blackening Waxcap at Glen Clova, Cairngorms.

Waxcap Fungi Walk at Balmoral

Sun, 29 Oct 2023
10:00 – 16:00
Invercauld Estate Car Park | free

Join Plantlife and an expert mycologist for an exploration of colourful Waxcap fungi in Deeside.

Online Talk: Micro to Macro – a Fungi Expedition

Members Only

Online Talk: Micro to Macro – a Fungi Expedition

Thu, 19 Oct 2023
19:00 – 20:00
Online | free

Plantlife Members, join us in an engaging virtual journey through some fascinating British fungi species. 

Exhibition: Sand Dunes at the Ucheldre
A sign on the dunes at night

Exhibition: Sand Dunes at the Ucheldre

Sat, 16 Sep 2023 – Sun, 15 Oct 2023
10:00 – 17:00
The Ucheldre, Holyhead | free

Join us at The Ucheldre to discover sand dunes through a new exhibition.

Waxcap Fungi Walk at Glen Tanar
A waxcap mushroom growing in the grass, with mountains in the background

Waxcap Fungi Walk at Glen Tanar

Sun, 8 Oct 2023
10:00 – 16:00
Glen Tanar Visitor Centre | free

Join Plantlife and an expert mycologist for an exploration of colourful Waxcap fungi in Deeside.

Restore Nature Now: Take Action for Wild Plants and Climate
Twinflower on the woodland floor with sunshine behind

Restore Nature Now: Take Action for Wild Plants and Climate

Thu, 28 Sep 2023
08:00 – 14:00
Defra Offices

On 28 September, join Plantlife to take action, standing united alongside the Restore Nature Now movement at the DEFRA offices in London.

Live from the Cairngorms: 3rd Year Project Anniversary
A small twinflower plant growing on a lush green woodland floor

Virtual

Live from the Cairngorms: 3rd Year Project Anniversary

Thu, 31 Aug 2023
11:00 – 12:00
Online | free

Join us live on Instagram, where Project Manager Sam Jones will show you rare plants, and answer questions about the Cairngorms project.

Cairngorms Mountain top ID Training Day

Free – Booking Required

Cairngorms Mountain top ID Training Day

Sat, 19 Aug 2023

Come and learn about rare mountain top plants and fungi in habitat over in altitude 1000m with expert botanists.