Our Impact 2019-2020

Our latest impact report is now available online. Click here to read about the difference we made between April 2019 and March 2020 thanks to your support.

SLBI helps local high street grow back greener!

The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) has just been awarded £15,295 from the Mayor of London’s ‘Grow Back Greener Fund’ to carry out community planting along Norwood Road, Norwood High Street and on Norwood Works, Lambeth’s largest industrial estate. The Institute, based in Norwood Road, Tulse Hill, has received the grant in partnership with the …

Black Lives Matter

Like many other organisations in the botanical, environmental, educational and heritage sectors, the SLBI has been considering its position in the light of recent anti-racism protests. We fully support the Black Lives Matter movement and want to take our share of responsibility in standing for social justice and ending racism, inequality and discrimination in all …

Join us for botany online during Covid-19!

Like everyone else in the world, those of us at the SLBI suddenly had to make big changes to our lives and work in March this year, due to Covid-19. As a small, independent organisation, we were lucky to be able to be adapt quite quickly and flexibly. Our current grants have meant that we’ve …

Spring & Summer Programme 2020

We were just finalising our April to September programme when the COVID-19 crisis hit us all, so we haven’t actually publicised it yet. However, we thought you might like to know what events we had planned, in the hope that some of the later ones still might happen, and most of the earlier ones will …

Thanks from Roy Vickery, SLBI President, in COVID-19 shut-down

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings from the SLBI. Like others we’re currently shut down and have suspended all events until at least 12 April. However much is progressing behind the scenes, and we are grateful to: – Our staff, our administrator Nell Gatehouse, our individual giving co-ordinator Julia Minnear, our project manager Caroline Pankhurst, and …

SLBI closed until Easter 2020

I’m writing this working from home, in line with these difficult times of COVID-19. I hope that you’re all keeping well and managing to find a bit of nature, in a safe way, wherever you are.  You won’t be surprised to hear that the SLBI is going to have to close its doors for a …

The SLBI declares a climate emergency

The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) has joined organisations around London and the world in declaring a climate emergency. The announcement was made following a meeting of the SLBI’s Board of Trustees on Thursday 6 February 2020. In line with the SLBI’s charitable objects, the organisation has always been committed to sustainable development (meeting the …