Wales Annual Meeting & AGM

In light of restrictions around Covid, this year's Welsh Annual Meeting and AGM will both take place online via Zoom on Saturday 3rd July: details are below and booking is now open for both events. We hope to hold a physical meeting in 2022 and look forward to welcoming old and new friends to Wales - details will be posted on this page as soon as they become available.

BSBI Wales Annual Meeting & AGM 2021

The Committee for Wales organises a meeting every year in a different county of Wales; it usually last several days and includes a programme of excursions, talks and book sales, as well as an AGM.

The 2021 Wales Annual Meeting will be held online on Saturday 3rd July from 10:30-11:45 a.m and everyone is welcome to attend, whether or not you are a BSBI member and/ or resident in Wales.

You can view or download the programme and it is available below. To find out more and to book, please go to BSBI Wales Annual Meeting.

The Welsh AGM will be held on the same day at 9:30 a.m. and is only open to Welsh BSBI members. When booking for the Wales Annual Meeting, you will be asked if you are a BSBI member resident in Wales; if you say yes, you will automatically receive an invitation to the AGM.

Wales Annual Meeting & AGM 2021: draft programme

9:30 - 10:15  AGM for Welsh BSBI members only

10:30 Annual Meeting opens to all members and supporters – Welcome

10:35 Address by BSBI Chief Executive  Julia Hanmer

10:45 Barbara Jones -  Conserving upland plants: Barbara will talk about conserving and restoring upland plants with a focus on Wales

11:15 Stuart Smith - Grassland plants of the British and Irish lowlands: Stuart will talk about the work underlying the recently published BSBI book on Grassland plants of the British and Irish lowlands

11:45 Discussion and Close

BSBI Wales Annual Meeting & AGM 2020

Due to the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Committee for Wales took the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting and all the planned excursions and to hold the 2020 AGM via email.

BSBI Wales Annual Meeting & AGM 2019

In 2019, the BSBI Wales Annual Meeting & AGM was held in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, and was organised by Richard and Kath Pryce, the joint County Recorders for Carmarthenshire. The meeting ran from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd May and attendees also explored the highlights of the county's flora during three field days. These were to Burry Port, Capel Dyddgen and Pembrey Burrows taking in coasts, woods and both acid and basic meadows. Some of the plants seen are pictured on this page (hover over the image to see the caption). You can read more about the Annual Meeting field trips here. 

Presentation from the 2019 Annual Meeting

Click on the link to view or download the presentation: An introduction to Validation from the Wales Meeting 2019

BSBI Wales Annual General Meeting 2018

In 2018 the Welsh AGM was held over the weekend of 17th-19th August in Cardiganshire at Aberystwyth on the University Campus, with a superb range of species and habitats within easy access. The line-up of speakers included Ray Woods, and there were workshops on plant identification (including vegetative keys with John Poland), exhibits (coastal plant variants and Forget-me-nots etc.) and visits to the University Herbarium, Botanic Gardens and landscaped grounds.

Previous Wales Annual Meetings

  • 2017 - Flintshire (VC51)
  • 2016 - Brecon (VC42)
  • 2015 - Plas Tan-y-Bwlch (VC48)
  • 2014 - Tintern (VC35)
  • 2013 - Beaumaris (VC52)
  • 2012 - Llangollen (VC50)
  • 2011 - Dale Fort (VC45)