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 Mr A. Bunn
N2 Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne and Wear,Durham, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland Clare O'Reilly
N3 Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, North Wales Mrs J. Clarke
O Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire , Oxfordshire Dr Roger Heath-Brown
O2 Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire Sean Karley
P Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, S. Wales, Eire, Northern Ireland Ro FitzGerald
T Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset Mr S Parker
U Staffs, West Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire Mary & Clare Smith
V Greater London, Middlesex Mr D. Bevan
W Scotland Miss H. Jackson
Y Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk Dr S Clarkson
Valhalla 1 (Z1) 1800 - 2000 species The Rev. Edward Pratt
Valhalla 2 (Z2) 1550 - 1799 species Mr J. Swindells
Valhalla 3 (Z3) 1350 - 1549 species Mrs P. Abbott
Valhalla 4 (Z4) 1150 - 1349 species Ms P Hyde
Valhalla 5 (Z5) 1000 - 1149 species Ms H Colls
Valhalla 6 (Z6) 850 - 999 species Ms R Rabey
Valhalla 7 (Z7) 1 - 849 species Dr N Rumens
Parnassus 1 2500+ species Dr C. Pogson
Parnassus 2 2000 - 2499 species Mr R Burton
Exotics   Mr C. Westall
Foreign Records   Mr R. Burton
10km Square Study North   Mr B. A. Tregale
10km Square Study South   Mrs Pat Verrall
Winter Months Hunt for plants in flower during December, January and  February Mr D Grant
Spring Week for plants in flower during the first week of March Mr & Mrs D. Holland
Autumn One Day Hunt for plants in flower on one day in the last week of October Mr I. Green
Autumn Week Hunt for plants in flower during the last week of October Mrs J. Clarke
Photographic Competition   Ms Marion Chappell

Updated 12th October 2014

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