Covid-19/ Coronavirus


To all volunteers, members, staff and anyone else involved in BSBI activities, we want to assure you we are monitoring the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, following UK and Irish Government advice and guidelines. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of all those with whom we interact. Your patience, assistance, and co-operation are very much appreciated as we face this challenging time together.

For more information on the UK and Irish Government’s COVID-19 planning, visit or and keep revisiting.

Consequently, all the Society’s centrally-organised public programmes have been cancelled up until the end of May. See our news and events pages on our website to check on the status of our activities for June and beyond. We will continue to monitor the situation in the meantime and look forward to resuming our events programme at the appropriate time.

Given the disruption faced across Britain and Ireland caused by the need to work from home, school closures, self-isolating etc., responses to enquiries and other forms of support provided by our volunteers and staff may be slower than usual. Thank you for your patience.

*Page last updated: 7th April 2020*

Read about some of the botanical activities you can still take part in, either in your own home or in your garden.