Plant Records

The Garden Label and Sign Company

The company design and manufacture laser engraved labels and signs. Using a range of materials to include plastic laminates, solid wood, metals and slate. They specialise in the  design and production of bespoke, durable, labelling for horticulture. Offering an engraving  service, as well as supplying blank labels to those who […]

Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is a consortium of biological collection managers and GIS professionals who are dedicated to making geographic information systems more accessible to arboreta, botanical gardens, cemeteries, display gardens, historic landscapes, natural reserves, parks, theme parks, zoos, and other managed landscapes for use in asset management, biodiversity conservation, education, and scientific research


Is free software which allows you to search and annotate PDFs. A good way to search for plants in PDF plant records, Index Seminum etc.


(formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; extending it with web services; and linking it to databases like Freebase.

The Plant List

A working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).
Collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden enabled the creation of The Plant List by combining multiple checklist data sets held by these institutions and other collaborators.


Missouri Botanic Gardens’ Tropicos® was originally created for internal research but has since been made available to the world’s scientific community. All of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in MBG’s electronic databases during the past 25 years are publicly available here. This system has over 1.2 million scientific names and 4.0 million specimen records. A number of tools have been developed including a name matching service.

International Plant Exchange Network (IPEN)

A model for the acquisition and the exchange of living plant material within the botanic gardens community in respect of the ABS requirements of the CBD. IPEN is a voluntary registration system intending to facilitate the botanic gardens plant exchange in accordance with the CBD provisions.