South London Botanical Institute

Wonderful Winter Solstice closer for HHFFF

In Pursuit of Silence was the wonderful Winter Solstice closing film for Herne Hill Free Film Festival's special '12 Films of Christmas' season and it screened at a fabulous venue too, the South London Botanical Institute in Norwood Road.

OpenHouse London places worth visiting in our local area

OpenHouse London is this coming weekend (21-22 Sept) - local places worth visiting if you've never been include:

Brockwell Hall - Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, SE24 9BJ • Bicentenary year of handsome Grade II listed Regency villa in 'free Grecian' style with domed entrance and original plasterwork. SAT 10am-5pm

Cressingham Gardens - Cressingham Gardens Rotunda, Tulse Hill SW2 2QN • Low-rise leafy estate located next to beautiful Brockwell Park noted for its innovative design, incorporating pioneering architectural elements, and community. Lambeth Council is considering the partial/full demolition and rebuild of Cressingham Gardens, funding works with new builds on site for private sale which has met protest. SAT & SUN 10am-5pm

South London Botanical Institute Open Evening July 25th

Thursday 25th July 2013 6pm - 8pm. South London Botanical Institute Open Evening! Come and enjoy the garden on a summer evening with friends and appreciate the plants by twilight with a glass of wine. All Welcome! 323 Norwood Road
London SE24 9AQ

South London Botanical Institute founder Hume-in-India workshops in Feb/March

Gardening fanatic? Winter holding you back? Come to workshops in February at South London Botanical Institute examining Institute founder Allan Octavian Hume's life and work in India. First one is Feb 2nd (10.30-12.30), the next on Feb 23rd at the same time. More in March, check this link for dates and times!

323 Norwood Rd London SE24 9AQ, 020 8674 5787

South London Botanical Institute - Plant Drawing Evening - 26th Oct

On Oct 26th from 7:30pm, the South London Botanical Institute invite you to a free Plant Drawing Evening - an informal and supportive drop-in group which meets to draw plants from the garden and herbarium, share refreshments and advice The group is led by Helen Firminger. The SLBI is at 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ - just five minutes walk from the Park's Norwood gate.

Starting on Feather Mosses - South London Botanical Institute course Wednesdays in Oct

The South London Botanical Institute's course Starting on Feather Mosses will run on Wednesdays in October.
June Chatfield will lead this five-week course on Feather Mosses, large attractive plants from a range of habitats identifiable in the field. She will use brought in samples, leaves and SLBI garden specimens. Booking essential.


£50.00 for members. Non-members pay £65.00 which includes 2013 membership. Visit to download a booking form.


Contact information: 020 8674 5787 or or

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