|Venue name:||South London Botanical Institute||Contact:|
323 Norwood Rd
|Transport:||Rail: Tulse Hill|
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Hidden on the Norwood Road near Tulse hill station and Brockwell Park a botanical treasure trove. Archive and planting for information that can only exist outside a visit to Kew Gardens
A special place with a friendly welcome for all who would find out about plants, fungi, botanical art, crafts, or simply enjoy exploring the historic building. Attention to detail at every corner in the library, herbarium, talks, workshops, open days, school visits, and an intricate little garden too.
Unique atmosphere, fascinating activities, welcoming people, lovely garden, low-cost, historic and terrific cakes.
It is rare to find a small society still in the very building it was founded in. It has retained its Victorian charm but its educational programme and events create a warmth not matched by many. Generations of plants people have passed through the doors, all have been changed by it, and many have fond memories. It was certainly one of my highlights in London.
The SLBI is such a hidden gem; a wealth of fascinating botanical science, a beautiful garden and great cakes!
Hidden oasis of garden delights and inspiring creative courses in plant dyeing, willow basket making, aromatherapy, botanical drawing, identifying trees in London plus talks on various plants. Delicious home made cakes/muffins and space to be alone with plants
The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) is a real hidden gem of London. It looks like an ordinary Victorian house along the main road in Tulse Hill but step inside and you find a historic library, herbarium & botanic garden. Kids love school visits & the frogs in the pond. Fabulous cakes on open days too!