South London Botanical Institute

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Founded in 1910 in Tulse Hill, the South London Botanical Institute has a beautiful botanical garden and runs a wide range of courses, workshops, school visits and events for all ages.

Many visits, events and workshops are Free or nominal cost,  they also offer volunteering opportunities.

Opening Times: Thursdays (10am-4pm; free); other times for events (mainly weekends/evenings) or by arrangement.

Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8674 5787



South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road London, SE24 9AQ

Other Info

Opening times:
They can be visited at the following times: Thursdays, 10am-4pm (free) Other times for special events, workshops and by appointment

Free entry on Thursdays. Many events and workshops are free.

Disabled Access:
They have wheelchair access to the garden, but currently have limited access to the house – please ring them for further information

The South London Botanical Institute is situated at the Tulse Hill end of Norwood Road, close to Tulse Hill station and to the junction with the A205 South Circular road. By train The nearest station is Tulse Hill, 5 minutes’ walk away. It is served by the Thameslink (direct trains from Kings Cross St Pancras, Elephant & Castle, Wimbledon and Sutton) and by Southern trains (direct trains from London Bridge, Peckham Rye etc). On arrival at Tulse Hill, walk out of the station, down the hill and right into Norwood Road. Walk along Norwood Road, cross over at the traffic lights, walk past the second hand car dealer on your right and the Botanical Institute is just along on the right. The Institute is also only 15 minutes’ walk from Herne Hill station (for trains to Victoria and the South East) and from West Norwood station (for trains to Clapham Junction and Crystal Palace). By bus Many buses pass directly by the Institute: 68 Euston – West Norwood, via Waterloo 196 Brixton – Norwood Junction 322 Clapham Common/Clapham North/Brixton – Crystal Palace 468 South Croydon – Elephant and Castle The following buses also stop at Tulse Hill (a short walk from the Institute): 2 Marylebone Station – Victoria – Crystal Palace P13 Surrey Quays – East Dulwich – Streatham 201 Mitcham Junction – Tulse Hill By tube Our closest tube stations are Brixton, Clapham South and Clapham Common, but they’re a bit of a walk away – you might want to get a bus as above. By bicycle We have cycle racks at the front entrance.

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