The Charter School Christmas Fair
21 November 2017 | 7:30 am

The Charter School will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Thursday 23rd November from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Local Artists and Designers will be selling their work including gorgeous vintage jewellery, handmade scarves and accessories, limited edition prints and homewares as well as greetings cards and Christmas cards.  The perfect opportunity to pick up an original Christmas gift. There will be a raffle on the night with fabulous prizes and there will be festive food, drink and music. The Fair will be held at The Charter School Red Post Hill , SE24 9JH , Entrance is £1 for adults, kids free. SaveSaveSaveSave

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Horniman Museum and Gardens – November Listings
20 November 2017 | 9:37 am

Horniman Butterfly House Throughout the year from 10am-5pm March to October / 10am-4pm November to February. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times. Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets: Adult £6, Child £6, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £15 [includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman. Standard prices also available.] Exhibitions British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017: Saturday 25 November 2017–Sunday 14 January 2018 An exhibition of over 100 photographs that showcase the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Britain. From action to pattern, the extraordinary images were all taken by talented photographers working in the UK ranging from established professionals to under-12s. Free. Regular Events Horniman Farmers’ Market: Every Saturday, 9am-1.30pm Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you …

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Garden Talk: The Best Evergreen Climbers
17 November 2017 | 7:30 am

Evergreen climbers are one of the most useful plants in city gardens. Covering fences in green foliage, they blur boundaries and create a lush backdrop for planting throughout the year. There are lots to choose from, all offering something different: foliage, flowers, berries, colour and scent. Here are my favourites.  Luscious leaves  Trachelospermum jasminoides With neat glossy foliage and sweet smelling flowers, this tops the list. It copes with shade but in sun will reward you with a mass of tiny white summer flowers that smell of the Mediterranean. I also like the ‘Variegatum’ variety with white splashed leaves, or for something different try the yellow flowered ‘Star of Toscana’. Trachelospermum takes a while to establish but will eventually coat your fence in dense foliage, which just needs a light prune after flowering to keep in check. Pileostegia viburnoides Evergreen, self-clinging and shade tolerant, this is a useful new find of mine. It has long glossy green leaves and sprays of white flowers in late summer, early autumn. It’s slow growing but is a stunning …

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The Best Local Christmas Fairs
16 November 2017 | 7:30 am

There are so many wonderful fairs planned for this month and next, I hope that we have brought you the details of the best! Thursday 23 November: The Charter School Christmas Fair The Charter School will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Thursday 23rd November from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Local Artists and Designers will be selling their work including gorgeous vintage jewellery, handmade scarves and accessories, limited edition prints and homewares as well as greetings cards and Christmas cards. The perfect opportunity to pick up an original Christmas gift. Fair will be held at The Charter School Red Post Hill , SE24 9JH , Entrance £1 for adults, kids free. Saturday 25 November: Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair 11.00am – 4.00pm. The Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair will take place on Park Hall Road, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road in West Dulwich, SE21. It promises to be a fun day for the whole family and a chance to get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up, whilst supporting the areas wonderful local businesses. Saturday 25 …

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