London's smallest botanic garden sits behind the South London Botanical Institute. It's densely planted with more than 500 labelled species in themed borders. Plants used in pharmaceutical and popular herbal remedies and research can be found in the Medicinal Border. Plants from New Zealand include a rare endangered coastal shrub, a leafless clematis and a rare Sophora tree. British natives, ferns, mosses, scented and drought-tolerant plants and also feature. A pond supports native wetland plants and provides a habitat for frogs and newts.
Unusual plants, mostly grown by our members, are for sale. Delicious home-made teas are available at our small Garden Café. Although the Institute building is closed for works, we hope to have some herbarium specimens available to view outside.
This award-winning oasis of green space in south London is open to all, seven days a week. Walworth Garden, with fruit trees, sub-tropical planting and glasshouses, is also home to a horticultural training centre and a vast array of wildlife.
Multi-award-winning Grade II-listed historic garden square laid out in the early 1840s as part of Thomas Cubitt's Pimlico. "A plant person's garden, much loved and experimental - work always in progress."