Open Day (Visit our garden)

Our botanic garden is open to the public every Thursday Book here Various dates available (or you can just drop in too). The botanic garden, hidden behind the Institute, is approached though a small conservatory which shelters tender plants in winter, and houses a collection of carnivorous plants. The garden features a variety of themed …

Open Evening in the SLBI garden

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England

Wander with a glass of wine in our beautiful botanical garden on a summer's evening Our garden is open 6 - 8 pm where you can explore our garden as well as meet the gardener and find out more about our planted borders. Plants and gifts will be on sale and refreshments are available for …


Wildlife S.O.S (Children’s summer activity)

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England

How can we support our wildlife in the dry and heat of our changing climate? For children age 5-10 years approximately, please email for advice. In this workshop held in our garden, we'll be exploring the different ways we can support the wildlife in our gardens and balconies. From feeding and water stations for the …


Herbal Heritage: Edible and Medicinal Plants

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (Spring Gardens) Vauxhall Walk, London, England

A guided walk led by Roy Vickery at the Pleasure Gardens (also known as Spring Gardens) in Vauxhall, part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival Month.   Meeting point: Meet at the junction of Glasshouse Walk with Tyers Street, SE11 Nearest station: Vauxhall overground or underground.   Further info Flat terrain Toilets – uncertain but lots of …

Botanical illustration with colour pencils

The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, England

Learn techniques for drawing with colour pencils and accurately representing plants in the garden of the SLBI. Book here Colour pencils have become increasingly popular among botanical artists over the last decade. The quality of them has improved a lot, new vibrant colours make it possible to create accurate greens and browns. The great advantage …


A Tale of Sweet Potatoes (Online talk)

Pablo Muñoz-Rodriquez online talk on ‘A Tale of Sweet Potatoes’ Book here (Donation only) Sweet potato is among the most consumed crops worldwide and a staple in many developing countries. This crop of American origin is now cultivated in all tropical and subtropical regions of the Globe for its edible storage roots, which are able …


East End Explorations: Bow – A plant walk with Bob Gilbert

E3 5HJ Bow Road Tube Station, London, England

Plant walk in the woodlands of Tower Hamlets Cemetery and along the historic streets of Bow. Book here The third of our excursions to the East End takes in the woodland of Tower Hamlets Cemetery as well as the historic streets of Bow. As in all these walks we will be looking at street trees …

£20.00 - £25.00

Restoration grazing of chalk grasslands

Restoration grazing of chalk grasslands – Online talk by Sean Grufferty at Downlands Partnership Book here The talk will focus on the work Sean manages for the Downlands Partnership Grazing team, that consists of two staff, 200 sheep, 12 cattle and 10 goats. They carry out grazing on 24 sites across the North Downs, with …