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.
Thursdays 10am - 4pm
Other times by appointment: Telephone 020 8674 5787
Closed in August
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.
Speaking of RemarkableThings: Allan Octavian Hume, a local story. Come and discover the story of Hume, obsessive collector, botanist, co-founder of Indian National Congress, ornithologist, colonial reformer, vice-president of the Vegetarian Society and all round restless progressive. humeshistory
Venue Hire: The Institute is available for hire, call 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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