Love Lincs Plants


Barrie Wilkinson

Celebrating Lincolnshire's wonderful plants!

Plants are really important. We eat them, build with them, wear clothes made from them and breathe the oxygen they create. That's why we think #BotanyisAce!

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Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is leading a project to preserve Lincolnshire’s botanical heritage and inspire and train future botanists.

Look out for the inspiring programme of events around Lincolnshire over the coming years until Autumn 2020.

For more about who the Heritage Lottery Fund are, how they're helping, and previous projects funded with their support, check out our dedicated HLF page by clicking below.

Heritage Lottery Fund

I have a few specimens at home and really think that when mounted and

displayed are a work of art. What a great project idea and a wonderful way for

the next generation to learn about botany.

Chris Packham
BBC Springwatch & University of Lincoln visiting professor

Project aims

Inspired by Sir Joseph Banks, an 18th Century Lincolnshire naturalist who voyaged around the world with Captain Cook, the project aims to:

Introduce children to the importance of plants in the modern world

Sadie McGlone

Inspire young people to train as the botanists of the future

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Train volunteers in traditional plant collecting and archiving skills

Matthew Roberts

Preserve Lincolnshire's botanical heritage with a new collection of Lincolnshire plants

Project partners

As well as the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, other project partners include the Natural History Museum, Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union, Sir Joseph Banks Society and the University of Lincoln. Click below to browse our partners websites and find out more.

Get involved

If you're aged 18 to 35, why not come along to one of our FREE botanical courses, ranging from selecting, drying and mounting specimens to identifying wildflowers and grasses.

Your name could end up alongside a new collection of Lincolnshire plants at the Natural History Museum in London!

Botanical Courses for 18 - 35s

2018 Calendar

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More #LoveLincsPlants events

We have a range of events planned this year, ranging from identification skills for absolute beginners to field sketchbook workshops with local artists. Take a look below or search all events in your area here.

Keep in touch

Tel: 01507 526667