Library and Publications

Betts, C.J. (2018). Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2017). The Wonders of Greenspace. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2012). In Horto Feritas - Wildlife Gardening Notes and Thoughts. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2010). Checklist of Legally Protected British Species - Third Edition. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2019). Veteran Trees. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2019). Stumped - the importance of tree stumps. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2019). Eating Your Garden – Delicious Gardening with Wildlife in Mind. Betts Ecology Ltd., Martley, UK. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2019). Cure Green Blues Ecology Bank. Betts Ecology Ltd., Martley, UK. Please download below.

Betts, C.J. (2021). Plants can bite!. Betts Ecology Ltd., Martley, UK. Please download below.

British Wild Plants in Natural Associations

A database source for landscaping, habitat creation and local planning compiled by Dr C J Betts.

Those who have used this resource since it was first produced in 1998 know its value to environmental professionals who are responsible for vegetation work, and to all those who have an interest in creating, repairing or caring for habitats and natural assemblages of native British flora.

Organised to conform with the arrangement of the National Vegetation Classification, with cross-referencing to CORINE biotopes, the Palaearctic habitats classification, Natura 2000 and other classification systems, it covers Woodland, Scrub, Heathland, Moorland, Saxicolous Communities, Grassland, Sea Cliffs, Beaches and Sand-Dunes, Freshwater Marshes, Salt-Marsh, Aquatic Vegetation and Open/Weedy Habitats. It has summaries of over 200 different plant communities and provides indicative templates for establishing native plantings by giving Tables of the core species which are most likely to be found in the wild under the specific environmental conditions prevailing at a site. It can be used to guide selection of the basic plant assemblages which, under suitable management, will have the greatest chance of success at a particular locality as well as fitting the native British landscape.

The DATABASE CONTENTS, INTRODUCTION, CLASSIFICATIONS and INDEX are available to download below (Vegbase intro index etc. web version 2019 update)

For the individual community tables and text (listed in the Contents), please email indicating which are of interest to you.