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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to reach SLBI by train to the nearby stations of Tulse Hill, Herne Hill and West Norwood. There are also direct buses from Central London and many parts of South London. Our journey planner will show you routes and times.

Cyclists welcome, bike racks are available. SLBI is on Norwood Road, which is on the London Cycle Network. Plan your cycle route here

Herne Hill station is in both TfL Zone 2 and 3. Tulse Hill and West Norwood stations are in TfL Zone 3. For details of fares within London visit TfL website.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About South London Botanical Institute

The South London Botanical Institute, in Tulse Hill, is a small botanic garden where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to visit and to learn more about the natural environment. The garden contains over 500 labelled plant species, densely planted in themed beds, including medicinal, scented, poisonous, woodland, dye and drought tolerant. You are welcome to sit and relax by the small pond with its wildlife or wander at your leisure. There is also a small greenhouse of carnivorous plants. Plants and plant-related merchandise are for sale.

We also run plant-related talks, nature walks, creative workshops, school visits, family activities & open garden days, and welcome community groups for garden tours.

The garden is open every Thursday and for special evening/weekend events. The Institute also has a botanic library and herbarium (collection of dried plant specimens), currently accessible by appointment.

For any queries about visiting contact South London Botanical Institute on 020 86745787 or

Address: South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ. Visit Website