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Photo above shows a Herefordshire Botanical Society field meeting.

County Recorder

Bonkers on Botany – BoB

BoB is a group of people who enjoy botanising in Herefordshire. All levels welcome from complete beginners to experts. There are regular meetings during the recording season and all the details are on the BoB Facebook page which will be updated regularly. (Please note you do not have to be on Facebook to see this page.)

Herefordshire Botanical Society

Founded 1951, the society aims to help the conservation of plants and their habitats, and exists  for all who enjoy wild plants and wish to learn more about them. Field meetings are organised throughout the year and are open to anyone interested in botany. For more information please contact the Chairman, Jean Wynne-Jones (

Membership costs £7, or £9 household membership. Please make cheques payable to Herefordshire Botanical Society and send to Jean Wynne-Jones, Gatchapen Cottage, Rushall, Ledbury, Hfds, HR8 2PE.

Further details of the society can be found at

Rare Plants of Herefordshire

Les Smith, Peter Garner & Mark Jannink
Published May 2019
ISBN: 9780953971893
The Rare Plants of Herefordshire features a compilation of botanical records, both post 1987 and historical, in some cases dating back over 300 years. There is a selection of high quality photographs and an introductory paragraph for each plant that shares with the reader all the local knowledge that we have about the plant in Herefordshire.
The book is intended both as a tool for conservation and as an aid for those naturalists wishing to continue the study of Herefordshire rare plants, but also as an inspiration for those wishing to rediscover some of the county's lost botanical treasures.