There’s no such thing as a houseplant – an online talk

'There's no such thing as a houseplant' - an illustrated talk by Michael Holland Did you know that the spider plant is a cousin of asparagus, 'lucky bamboo' is neither lucky nor a bamboo?! Join author and educator Michael Holland for a short journey through a history of houseplants before zooming into the backstories of …

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Botany for Gardeners 5 – Structural Diversity: Is it a leaf, or not?

What plants structures can do Week 5: Structural diversity: not all 'leaves' are leaves, why is that?   Everyone knows what a leaf is, don't they? You'll be surprised to discover that many 'leaves' are stems, stipules or even roots. Some organs, especially stipules, can take on a multitude of forms that reflect the plant's …

Open Garden

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

Open Garden with gardening advice and gifts for sale

Free

Terrarium Workshop

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

   Learning how to make your own miniature indoor garden Join London Terrariums for one of their Tinyjohn Terrarium workshops with South London Botanical Institute. In the workshop you will make your own beautiful terrarium to take away and watch grow for years to come. Not only are terrariums stunning objects to own in their …

Open Garden

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

Our garden is open to all - Come and spend some peaceful time in our beautiful botanical garden with our gardener on hand for information as well as plants and gifts to buy. Entry £5 - SLBI members Free

Free

Botany for Gardeners 6 – Adaptation: Structures like hairs can save lives

   How plant forms and structures work Week 6  (NB Thursday not Weds!) : Adaptation: how structures like hairs can save lives.   Superficially, a hair is very a simple structure, however, hairs can help plants survive predation, winter cold, summer heat or extreme drought. Understanding how plant form and structures work will help you …

Plant Sale

South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, London, Gt Lon

Delighted to announce our annual Plant Sale is back - our first one since 2019!   We will have a large selection of very reasonably priced plants including herbs, shrubs, houseplants and some more rarer cuttings propagated from our garden plus on-hand advice from our gardeners and volunteers to advise on suitable plants for your …

Artists’ Open House Exhibition – ‘Every Plant in its Place’

The South London Botanical Institute The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road

    As part of Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, explore the historic interiors of the SLBI with a group show, ‘Every Plant in its Place’.    Artists: Zoe Burt, Claudia Colia, Kimberley Dixon, Amanda Fife, Helen Firminger, Judy Head, Sophie Kennedy, Elizabeth Myers, Cath Pearson, Joanne Roberts, Elle Salt, Jo Self, Karl Simmons and …

Open Garden

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

Our garden is open to all - Come and spend some peaceful time in our beautiful botanical garden with our gardener on hand for information as well as plants and gifts to buy. Entry £5 - SLBI members Free

Free

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 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 a …