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South London Botanical Institute

South London Botanical Institute
(Photo: Janne Watson)

The Garden

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.

Head gardener: Sarah Davey

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 13:00–17:00
Activities
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.
Entrance
323 Norwood Road
Nearest postcode: SE24 9AQ
Buses
68, 196 322, 468 + 2, 201, 415, 432
Station
Tulse Hill
Toilets
Toilet on site
Access
Narrow paths
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

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