Resources for trainers

So You Want To Know Your Plants?

Training and Education Committee have produced a simple booklet with details of how to start learning plant identification. It has been downloaded almost 1000 times! The PDF is available here, or if you would like hard copies to hand out to students/learners, email Sarah Whild.

Resources for beginners

A review of some plant identification books by Philip Oswald.

Careers Advice

Are you hoping to study to be a botanist but don't know what degree to take or how to specialise? Download the Connexions Botany Careers Leaflet here.


For a website aimed at school age children, visit SAPS.

Check out also these Herbology Hunt wildflower spotter sheets.

BSBI posters

Three posters (as pdfs) for downloading:

poster 3

poster 4

poster 6

Tips from the Training Team

Sarah says: "Applications have now closed for BSBI Training Grants and Plant Study Grants in 2019; we'll contact successful applicants in the next few weeks. Applications for Science & Research Grants stay open until 28th February. Head over to the Grants page to find out more."

Our Training Team

BSBI’s Training & Education Committee awards Training Grants and Plant Study Grants, organises and supports events and resources for teaching botany, and we also Train the Trainers!

Turn to the BSBI Governance page to find out who sits on the Committee and to get in touch.