Botanical Books: ‘Roots to Seeds: 400 Years of Oxford Botany’

Our thanks to Craig Swick, SLBI member, for starting our Botanical Book Reviews on this Blog. If you’d like to contribute a review, please get in touch. Stephen A. Harris, Roots to Seeds:  400 Years of Oxford Botany (Bodleian Library 2021). This book was written to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of the Oxford Botanic …

Could you be our next Chair of Trustees?

We’re looking for a new Chair of Trustees to help implement our new 5 year plan, increase diversity and fulfill our mission: Discovering Plants, Enriching Lives, Sustaining the Future.

SLBI gets £19,700 from Culture Recovery Fund!

Some good news for Earth Day 2021! The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.  The SLBI has received a grant of £19,700 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to help it recover from the Covid …

The SLBI Roadmap to Reopening!

After another few months of Covid closure, we are pleased and excited to be able to reopen the SLBI garden to visitors! We open from Thurs 8 April so book your timed ticket now, to see our Spring garden at its best! From Thurs 15 April, we hope to include a brief tour through the …

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 …