The Botanical Cornwall Group was formed in early 2002 by botanical recorders interested in Cornish botany who were inspired by Rosaline Murphy and her dedication in encouraging botanical recording in Cornwall. From 1987 to 2005 Rosaline produced the excellent Botanical Cornwall Newsletter which in the later years expanded into an eagerly anticipated journal ‘Botanical Cornwall’. The group takes its name from the journal and the activities are intended to carry on Rosaline’s good work. The latest journal No. 14 was published in 2010- see newsletters – and No. 15 covering 2011 and 2012 is in production and should be available in early 2013.
The group is a collaboration between, but not exclusive to, former local groups representing The Botanical Society of the British Isles and The British Pteridological Society (ferns). Some members also belong to other societies such as The Wild Flower Society and the British Bryological Society (mosses and liverworts) and belong to charities such as Plantlife.
The group’s primary purpose is to co-ordinate botanical recording within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A main activity is the field meeting and full details are contained within the site.
Membership of the group is open to anyone with a interest in the subject and is on an informal basis.