Members, botanists and visitors can relax in the lovely botanic garden. Collections of ferns, wild flowers, medieval and modern medicinal plants, carnivorous and poisonous plants ensure there is always something new to see and be inspired by.Arrange to visit South London Botanical Institute and other attractions in London using our London day trip tool .
In the peace of the library students of all ages have explored their own plant passion, researching insect pollination, early agriculture in Britain, plant distribution or south London's ecology.
A large collection of pressed and dried plants, lichens, bryophytes, algae and fungi from Britain and europe are kept in our herbarium, maintained by a group of volunteers.
South London Botanical Institute Reviews
Love the plants offered on sale - best value - healthy plants - everyone offers great advise - I always try to attend when they have plant sales - love the garden too more »
This organisation was established over a hundred years ago for those with an interest in botany and has been going ever since. It is open Thursdays and Saturdays but seem to have special events at oth... more »
Beautiful little garden. Informative and lovely people who are only to happy to help you out. If you have even a shred of interest in botany and a free Thursday, head on down.
One of London's best kept secrets! Fascinating garden and wonderful library. They offer workshops and talks and are also very popular with schools. Do visit.
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