British & Irish Botanical Conference

British & Irish Botanical Conference 2022

BSBI's big annual botanical get-together returns this autumn with a new name  - and it's face-to-face!

For the past two years the event, formerly known as the BSBI Annual Exhibition Meeting, was held via Zoom. But on 19th November we will be back at the Natural History Museum, London, for a day of talks and exhibits about British and Irish wild plants.

We have a great programme lined up for you and the event is free, whether you are coming along as an Attendee or as an Exhibitor, although donations are invited. There will also be herbarium tours to book for. You don't need to be a BSBI member to attend or to exhibit, but you will need to book your ticket please, and you can do that by following this link.

Note that we'll be monitoring the Covid-19 situation during the autumn and if the advice is to return to social distancing, we may have no option but to restrict attendance to the first 100 people who booked - so if you want to attend, please book quickly!

Who can attend? What’s on?

We welcome everyone who is interested in the wild flowers of Britain and Ireland. You don't need to be a BSBI member to attend: we particularly welcome potential members who can use the meeting to find out more about BSBI. You also don't need to be a botanical expert or a professional botanist - beginners are particularly welcome.

The meeting is free to attend and exhibitor space is also free!

As well as exhibits, there are talks and a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous NHM herbarium. Visit our Exhibition Meeting archive to see examples of talks and exhibits from recent years.

You can contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions - we look forward to hearing from you!

BSBI Annual General Meeting

The BSBI Annual General Meeting (AGM) used to be held just before lunch at the Annual Exhibition Meeting, but this year it will be a separate event - we will be holding it electronically on Thursday 17th November. Booking link to follow.

If you are a BSBI member, the AGM is your chance to vote on items relating to the society’s governance. Please head over to our AGM webpage to download the agenda, which is always posted at least a fortnight ahead of the meeting, and to book your space. You will also be able to find out more about the nominations for Trustees. Any member can attend or can raise a matter for discussion by contacting our Company Secretary Steve Gater in advance of the AGM.