Important Plant Areas
Where can you find the crown jewels in our flora? Where are the very best places in Britain to see our most threatened wild plants and habitats?
Alongside these are many smaller, less well known places that are home to a wonderful kaleidoscope of mosses, lichens and plants.
Together, these form a fabulous network of Important Plant Areas (IPAs) across the UK. Plantlife has identified 165 of these IPAs, probably the best places for wild plants in Britain.
In them you can find:
IPAs form the focus for much of our conservation work. We work with landowners, farmers and partner organisations to improve conditions for plants and habitats and encourage their spread.
Why not explore your local IPA or discover others when visiting different parts of Britain? Rich in history, culture and wildlife, these special places offer the very best of our floral heritage.