Who are we?
British Botany is an online training platform, oriented around the spectacular groups of plants that occur in and around the British Isles. Whether you're an ecologist, conservation practitioner, or just a plain plant fanatic, our courses are targeted at both the beginner and the seasoned professional. We promote learning and captivation when it comes to some of the spectacular plants and habitats that Great Britain has on offer and aspire to making botany accessible to everyone.
We want people to LOVE plants!
Behind The Courses
"As well as running regular training events for the likes of Natural England, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Ecology Consultancies, I also film occasional YouTube videos, all about our fantastical plants. Check out my personal YouTube channel, and get a sneak peak at what you might be in for on one of our courses!"
- Josh Styles
Plants in the Planning Process
- Want to learn more about relevant policy, legislation and other resources surrounding plants in the planning process, and the application to ecological reports?
COMING SOON: Know your invasives: Cotoneasters
- Ever felt confused in differentiating the 5 invasive Cotoneasters from the 90+ others that occur in Great Britain? Watch out for this course coming soon!
Plants in the Planning ProcessWant to learn more about relevant policy, legislation and other resources surrounding plants in the planning process, and the application to ecological reports? Order Now
COMING SOON: Know your invasives: CotoneastersEver felt confused in differentiating the 5 invasive Cotoneasters from the 90+ others that occur in Great Britain? Watch out for this course coming soon!
Joshua's courses are inightful, informative and above all a pleasure to watch. I simply ordered my course online and received an email where I could watch and learn in my own time. Well done Joshua.
I hadn't had any kind of in-depth interest in plants before Josh's courses on Ferns and Dandelions. Now I see things in an entirely different light and am beginning to identify wild plants near my home!
I've now taken two of Joshua's online courses, and found them to be enjoyable, informative, and easy to follow. I would happily recommend them to anyone looking for an introduction to plant identification or to brush up on their skills!
I've done two of Josh's online courses now, and they are brilliant. He demystified ferns for me and helped me grapple with grasses. He is so knowledgeable and his enthusiasm for the subject matter shines through. Highly recommend.