The BSBI is for everyone who is interested in the wild plants of Britain and Ireland. We trace our origins back to 1836, when the society was founded as the Botanical Society of London. We are now one of the world’s largest contributors of biological records: our data inform scientific research and underpin evidence-based conservation. 

We have always welcomed both professional and amateur members, beginners and experts: BSBI remains the biggest and most active organisation devoted to the study of botany in Britain, Ireland, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man. 

Your donation will help fund our training, outreach and research programmes which support botanists at all skill levels:

  • our grants programme helps bring high quality training within everyone’s reach; 
  • we share information and provide a range of events and activities to help drive a passion for plants; 
  • we provide reliable, impartial data for research and to help address biodiversity loss and climate change.