New Year Plant Hunt 2017 has now ended --- BSBI's Head of Science is analysing all your records --- Click here for results so far.

The BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain and Ireland. Since 1836, we've been promoting the study, understanding and enjoyment of British and Irish botany.

We support all botanists - beginner or expert, amateur or professional - as they identify, record and map what grows where: our data and knowledge underpin the conservation of the British and Irish flora.

  • Click on this frosted Mallow for botany in your area (pic by James)

Latest news

PhD opportunities for botanists: more here

New Year Plant Hunt: analysis underway by Science Team, report due 23rd January

Apply now for a BSBI Training Grant in 2017

Download 22 new Species Accounts

Field Meetings Programme 2017 now out 

Take a FISC in 2017: more here

Photographic Competition winners here 

Book now for Glynhir Recording Week 2017

What's in bloom this week? Find out during #wildflowerhour and via the News page

BSBI Atlas 2020:  Recording is now well underway. See our Atlas 2020 page for how to get involved & info for recorders

New Journal of Botany:  Publish your research in BSBI’s scientific journal. Details here and here