South London Botanical Institute

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United Kingdom - London

Institution Code: SLBI

BGCI Member: Yes

About the South London Botanical Institute

Founded in 1910 in Tulse Hill, London, the South London Botanical Institute has a beautiful botanical garden and runs a wide range of courses, workshops, school visits and events for people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of interest.
The heritage building houses a herbarium, botanical library and education rooms.
The garden is small but densely planted in a range of themed beds, including medicinal, scented, woodland, dry, dye and poisonous beds. The greenhouse has a collection of carnivorous and succulent plants.

Main Address:
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road
SE24 9AQ United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Caroline Pankhurst
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1910
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.443473
    Longitude: -0.104907
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 100000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 5000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes