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Learning about Wild Plants

How much do we know about and appreciate the biodiversity on our doorstep? Plantlife's Wild About Plants team are keen to help you learn more about wild plants and their habitats. You can do this through:

  • joining us at an event or workshop
  • joining the e-learning community
  • using resources such as the habitat guides on this page
  • volunteering with us.

 We are also keen to build a community that helps each other learn so why not let us know about a special place that you can see wildflowers by telling us where you have been and what you have seen.

To keep updated with the latest news and information from Plantlife you can also sign up to receive a free e-newsletter.

Our events


Discovering wild flowers at Plantlife's Skylark Meadows reserve.

Plantlife offers a wide range of learning events that occur throughout the year in a variety of locations. Some events are designed to provide you with the skills to help participate in surveys such as Wildflowers Count or our Brecks monitoring, whilst others focus on discovering the wonders of a particular habitat. We are pleased to have a comprehensive habitats programme for 2014.

We also run family events. Whatever your level of knowledge Plantlife are sure to have something to inspire you to explore the nature on your doorstep. Click on the link for a full list of our events.

Join the e-learning community

The e-bulletin ‘PIONEER’ introduces you to wild plants and the ways they can be identified. The bulletins are sent out in February, May, August and November. To sign up simply enter your email address in the box on the right. This will automatically update our mailing list. Click here to download the latest Pioneer. Click here for information about data protection and our privacy and security policies. All copies of Pioneer can be found here.

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Habitat wildflower guides

These guides explore some of the more common habitats in England. Each features a number of wild plants particular to that habitat and some of the folklore surrounding those wild plants.

There is also information about the threats facing that habitat, some parts of which have been identified as Important Plant Areas by Plantlife. Easy to use, these guides are ideal for getting the most out of a walk on the wild side.