Branches of the Wild Flower Society

The Society has a number of branches to which members belong. Local branches secretaries take care of the members in their geographcal area, answering their questions about the plants they have found and identifying them as necessary. You can keep an annual record book (Field Botanist's Record Book or Diary) showing flowering plants seen during the year. You can then send it to your local branch secretary during the first week in November for 'auditing' and for inclusion in the Magazine report. The O'Grady prize is awarded each year to the member submitting the best 'first time' record book.

Keeping a diary is not required but it certainly helps you to become familiar with the British flora and their English and Latin names.

There are special secretaries for Exotics and Foreign Records, and, for the more competitive wild flower enthusiast, there are competitions for:

Branch Details

Branch Details Secretary
Juniors All geographical areas Dr. Nichola Hawkins
A Kent Mr G. Kitchener
M Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Surrey, Sussex Mr G.Bursnall
N1 Yorkshire, Cleveland, Humberside Mrs Judith Cox
N2 Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne and Wear, Durham Lizzie Maddison
N3 Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, North Wales Mrs Julie Clarke
O Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire,Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire Dr Roger Heath-Brown
P Gloucs, Herefordshire, Worcs, Shropshire, S. Wales, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland Ro FitzGerald
T Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire Mr Steve Parker
U Staffs, West Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire Mrs Mary & Mis Clare Smith
V Greater London, Middlesex Mr David Bevan
W Scotland Ro Fitzgerald
Y Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk Dr S J Clarkson
Parnassus 1 2500+ species Mr Rodney Burton
Parnassus 2 2000 - 2499 species The Rev. Edward Pratt
Exotics   Stephen O'Donnell
10km Square Study North   Mr B. A. (Jesse) Tregale
10km Square Study South   Mrs Pat Verrall
Winter Months Hunt for plants in flower during December, January and  February Mrs Dorothy Ross
Spring Week for plants in flower during the first week of March Pauline & Richard Wilson
Autumn One Day Hunt for plants in flower on one day in the last week of October Mr Ian Green
Autumn Week Hunt for plants in flower during the last week of October Mrs Julie Clarke
Photographic Competition   Mr Ken Southall

Updated 25th October 2018

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