Dr m e Bradshaw’s teesdale special flora research and conservation trust

Welcome to our website.  The Trust exists to conserve and protect the rare flora of Upper Teesdale.  It’s an urgent mission:  our latest report shows that many of the species are declining fast!   The Trust’s two main activities are conducting surveys and encouraging interest and knowledge about the area’s many botanical treasures. 

 Click on the images below to explore more about the flora, the Trust’s work and to find out how you can be involved.  With your interest and support we will try and ensure that future generations will also be able to enjoy this special habitat and it’s beautiful plants. 

Teesdale’s Special Flora

What is the Special Flora and why is it important.

Trek for Teesdale Flora

Margaret’s 2021 fundraising challenge is an 88km ride – the distance around the area the Trust covers.  

Funds raised support the annual plant survey and wider work of the Trust.

donate to trek for Teesdale Flora

About the Trust

 Teesdale Special Flora: our Trustees and how the trust is managed.

Plants on the Edge

Our Green Recovery Challenge Fund Project which aims to add to our knowledge of the Special Flora, share this knowledge with others and engage people with the flora and landscape of Upper Teesdale.

Dr M E Bradshaw MBE

Force of Nature, Champion of the Special Flora.  Founder of the Trust and the Upper Teesdale Botany Group.