Botany is the study of plants and at FSC we offer a wide range of Botany Courses, covering topics from the huge to the microscopic. Whether your interest is in aquatic, hill, coast or woodland plants, identification to detailed inquiries, we have experts who are passionate about their subject, running courses throughout the year.

  • Pyramidal Orchids by Sandy Hill
  • Ferns
  • A Midland Hawthorn Hybrid taken by Karen van Oostrum

Each Eco-Skills course is part of a learning framework.. You can see the course level descriptions here

Botany Courses

FSC run regular Botany Identification Courses throughout the year. To learn more about Beetle Identification, click the button above.

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Identification Resources:

FSC Describing flowers guide describes and illustrates the main characters used in identification.This will help considerably in the interpretation of the flower, making passage through the identification key much easier.

FSC Wild flowers AIDGAP provides an easy route to naming flowers, trees, grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns in Britain and Ireland. It is halfway between an introductory guide and a technical flora. You do not need expert botanical knowledge to use the key.