Gardeners from the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) in Tulse Hill are due to visit the Botanic Garden of Rome at the end of April as part of a new botanical exchange partnership between the two organisations. The partnership is being funded by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) in collaboration with the Interactive Community of Arboreta (ArbNet), under a new scheme to share knowledge, skills and resources within the international botanic garden community. The ultimate aim is to enhance plant conservation around the world.
The partnership grant will support an exchange visit to each garden in spring 2018 to coincide with the most suitable time in the garden as well as with local events. Gardeners from Rome will be coming to the SLBI in June.
The Botanic Garden of Rome (BGR) is part of the Sapienza University of Rome based in the ex-garden of the 16th century palace of the Corsini family. The location & origin make it a fine example of a historic garden with an important artistic heritage. It counts about 2000 species, including palm grove with 24 species, bamboo grove with over 76 species, rose garden, the “Gardino dei Semplici” containing plant species cultivated for medicinal use, Japanese Garden and the Corsini greenhouse of succulent plants.