BSBI Membership

Our membership special offer is now live. Join us this autumn for 2022 and your membership will start at once! Find out about the many benefits of BSBI membership.

Every BSBI member joins a botanical community that supports our wildflowers, the habitats they live in and the botanists who care for them.

Join BSBI or renew your membership

Membership categories

  • Individual: £35/€40 per year.
  • Student: £15/€18 (under the age of 25 or a registered student in possession of a student card). Check out what we offer to students.
  • Longstanding: £25/€28 (see below).
  • Family/Joint Membership: £5/€6, for up to three additional members added to an above membership (no separate mailings)*.

For overseas members, outside of Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, a small annual surcharge of £5/€6 is added for postage costs.

Subscriptions are due on the 1st of January each year. If begun after 1st October, the membership lasts until 31st December of the following year.

By joining BSBI you will also become a company member supporting and agreeing to the BSBI’s objectives and ways of operating set out in our Articles of Association.

*To add additional members to an existing membership, contact our Membership Secretary, Gwynn Ellis.

Benefits of Membership

All memberships directly support the work of BSBI in studying, understanding and promoting British and Irish wild plants.

You will receive your welcome pack within days of sending in your completed membership form and will then have immediate access to all benefits and services.

Gift Membership

BSBI memberships are also available as gifts.

To take a subscription out in the name of a friend or family member, simply select 'gift membership' on the membership form.

In your membership welcome pack:

Members-Only Area

There is a password protected members’ area on this website which allows on-line access to all recent issues of BSBI News, the latest BSBI Yearbook, all back issues of New Journal of Botany and many other resources exclusive to members.

If you're a member, contact us for the password.

Membership Secretary

Our Membership Secretary is Gwynn Ellis. Gwynn has been serving our membership for over 20 years.

If you have any enquiries, including change of address, you can contact him via [email protected], on 02920 332 338, or in writing at 41 Marlborough  Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF23 5BU.

Longstanding Members

Members who have been with BSBI for at least 10 years, are over 65 and not in full time employment, may apply to Gwynn Ellis (Membership Secretary) to have their subscriptions reduced to a 'Longstanding' rate.

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We only hold the information requested in order to manage your membership subscription. We will treat your information as confidential, hold it securely and will never pass it on to third parties. The exception is our Subscriber database which BSBI has checked for full compliance with data protection regulations. The lawful basis for processing these data is defined under GDPR regulations as contractual. You can request to see the data we hold on you at any time and we will remove you from our systems and discontinue contact at your request: just email [email protected] and mark your email 'Unsubscribe'.