Surrey Botanical Society

Welcome to Our Website

The Surrey Botanical Society (SBS), originally known as Surrey Flora Committee (SFC), has been in existence since 1957 and aims to represent and unite all those who want to enjoy, study and record Surrey's astonishingly interesting, beautiful and diverse flora. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the subject.

We hold regular Field Meetings in the growing season, which are very enjoyable. All are welcome, and no previous experience is demanded. There is a strong supportive, educational and social element to these meetings, and our more knowledgeable members are always ready to help those in need. There is an annual AGM, of course, and a Social Meeting. We have also organised a few workshops in the past. Informal recording meetings are also held and notice of these is emailed to members in advance.

Plant records are documented using MapMate and are co-ordinated with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (see Links). We are compiling a Rare Plants Register, and gradually working towards a new Surrey County Flora. Bespoke applications are available on this website to view a searchable, interactive Virtual Map and interactive distribution maps of all Surrey taxa by 1 Km Squares and Date Class (e.g. Widespread taxa). The Virtual Map, although focused on Surrey, covers the whole of Great Britain and Ireland.

Our Photo Gallery includes more than two hundred images of Surrey wild flowers taken by our members. This gallery may be searched by scientific or vernacular name.

We publish biannual newsletters, which are sent to all members. These include meeting reports and other useful information on our activities.Back issues of our newsletters from 1957 to the present are available for members to download.

New Members are always welcome and an Application Form can be downloaded from this website.