WELCOME to the SLBI website
The Institute provides facilities for the study of plants including ecology and conservation, and aims to encourage interest in all aspects of plant life.
Since its inception in 1910, the Institute has enabled many to develop a satisfying and absorbing interest, become better botanists, pursue their own studies, share their knowledge with like-minded individuals and contribute to our natural heritage.
Opening Times: Thursdays 10am - 4pm
Other times by appointment: Telephone 020 8674 5787
Members include amateur and professional botanists, gardeners, artists, photographers, writers, ecologists, campaigners and teachers and all those who are keen to develop their knowledge of the plant kingdom.
The South London Botanical Institute is delighted and excited to announce it has been awarded £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)www.hlf.org for our two year project, ‘Living History’. The HLF grant means the local community will have more opportunities to use the library, herbarium and botanic garden and to enjoy a wide-ranging educational programme. Recruitment for two new part time posts – Education & Project Manager Job Description and Application Details and Plant Education Co-ordinator Job Description and Application Details Members of the public will benefit from Saturday openings, particularly helpful to botanical enthusiasts who work or study during the week, and after a century of continuous use and surviving on a shoe-string, parts of the SLBI’s Victorian building will be refurbished and safeguarded for future generations.
Applicants can visit: 6/3/2014 between 6 - 8 pm.
'Mad about Mosses': A Month of Mosses at the SLBI is 15 Feb - 15 March 2014
Speaking of RemarkableThings: Allan Octavian Hume, a local story.
To listen to recent talks given on Hume go to humeshistory
Venue Hire: The Institute is available for hire. Call/email for availability and rates.
Take a look at the film Silent Girl filmed at the Institute as part of a 24 hour sci-fi film competition (parental guidance necessary): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xi9s16_silent-girl_shortfilms
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