How do I add a new plant to the database?

New plants can be added to the database via your Add Plantings page. To add a new plant to the database:

  1. Go to your Add Planting page
  2. Under the Classify

    section, find the Common Name / Botanical Name / Variety Name

  3. Search for the plant first using this box to ensure that this plant isn’t already in the database

  4. If it isn’t yet in the database, click the Add a new plant… link to the right of the textbox

  5. In the popup box that appears, enter the details for the new plant, paying particular attention to spelling and the correct botanical name for the plant

  6. Click the Add button to save the details to the system

  7. Your new plant will be automatically populated into the classify box for use with this planting.
Please ensure that the plant you are adding is definitely not already in the database already as this saves our volunteers time in maintaining and cleaning the database!