The Botanical Club of Wisconsin, the state's only organization dedicated to the study of our native flora, was founded in 1968 by John Thomson as an affiliate of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The BCW serves the interests of amateur and professional botanists toward the common goal of learning more about our state's plant biodiversity.


Now Flowering: Dicentra canadensis along the Old Immigrant Trail at Wyalusing State Park, Grant Co, WI.  5/5/2024

4/27/2022 - Mary Ann Feist presents the origins, accomplishments, and future of the Wisconsin Botanical Foray. 

Click here to watch the recording on YouTube

The Mission of the Botanical Club of Wisconsin

Click here to view the BCW Constitution and By-laws

Membership Benefits

 The Botanical Club of Wisconsin is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization that depends on your membership and tax-deductible donations to fund research and conservation activities that benefit the flora of Wisconsin.  BCW membership benefits include: