New Year Plant Hunt 2020: group Hunts

On this page we list all the group New Year Plant Hunts we know about for 1-4 January 2020.

If you are organising a group Hunt, send us the details and we'll promote your Hunt here.

If you don't see a Hunt in your area, try contacting your County Recorder or local botany group and ask if they know of any Hunts where you live. 


VC38 Warwickshire: New Year Plant Hunt in Warwick on Saturday, 4th January 2020. Meet at the Cape Road Car Park at 10 a.m., a car park for council employees during the week, but free at weekends. The postcode for the nearby Cape Road Surgery is CV39 4JP. We will meet at the south end of the car park where the path through Priory Park begins and then walk a route that includes St. Mary’s Church, the Castle Walls and some of the town. Contact John & Monika Walton:

VC59 South Lancashire: New Year Plant Hunt in Warrington town centre on Wednesday, 1st January 2020. Meet at 10am outside The Grill on the Square, Palmyra Square, Warrington (WA1 1JQ). Organiser Gail says: "We’ll spend up to three hours pottering about the town and by the river looking at flowers, then go for a roast dinner lunch back at the restaurant at 1pm to celebrate. Please let me know you are coming and whether you want to have lunch, so I can book a table for the right number of people". Contact Gail Quartly-Bishop:

VC63 South-west Yorkshire: New Year Plant Hunt, Warren Vale, Rawmarsh on Thursday, 2nd January. Meet at 10.30am at Rosehill Victoria Park Car Park, Rawmarsh SK 439 972. Contact Louise Hill:

VC68 Northumbria: Wednesday 1st January 2020: the North East New Year Plant Hunt-off, a collaboration between BSBI and the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Two groups of plant-hunters go head to head. Chris Metherell, County Recorder, expert botanist and (until last month) BSBI President leads a team to Holy Island, while amateur botanist/ blogger/ writer and New Nature founder James Common leads a suburban hunt, starting in Heaton, and relies on the BSBI Support Team to help ID the plants he and his team find in bloom. Urban vs rural, inland vs coastal, expert vs amateur - it's a botanical battle! More info, inc times and starting points, here:


VC43 Radnorshire: Elan Valley New Year Plant Hunt on Thursday, 2nd January 2020. 1pm - 4pm. Meet at 1pm at Elan Links Office, Elan Village, near Rhayader. LD6 5HP. Grid Ref SN 93235 64888. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Bonna Williams 01597 811527