We believe technology should be reliable, feel effortless and provide new opportunities and above all, make it easier for botanical collection holders to reach their goals in the important work they do. The concerns and needs of the community are our driving force and inspiration.
At Species360, our mission is to help institutions to better manage their zoological, aquatic and botanical collections, and to inform global species conservation efforts. We’re a non-profit tech company serving over 1,400 members in nearly 100 countries around the world.
In December 2022, the team at Botanical Software joined Species360 as the newly formed Botanical Solutions department, expanding our mission to include plant species conservation.
With more than a decade of experience working on developing plant records solutions for the community of botanic gardens, Botanical Software had recently started working on the next generation plant record system Hortis.
Hortis, launched in 2021, is a plant collection platform which extends beyond the traditional definition of a plant records system. Our aim is to redefine the role and usefulness of plant records in botanic gardens through innovation.
We’re a product-focused team dedicated to building better analytical tools for botanic gardens. We’re a friendly bunch — come and say hi : )
Founder of Botanical Software and Hortis. Enjoys the outdoors and his dachshunds as often as he can.
Earned a PhD with RBG Kew and is an elected Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Occasionally tweets, and loves birds.
Product-focused engineer with a penchant for prioritisation. Often found tinkering with designs in Figma.
Human-focused designer, following the ‘done is better than perfect’ maxim. Perfection is fine too btw.
A seasoned code crafter and algorithm aficionado. After-hours drone builder & herbal tea connoisseur.
The latest news, insights, resources, & events.
October has been a busy month for the team and we released several noteworthy updates – from data tables, donor/supplier autocomplete, and identification fields – each of which is designed to help you be more productive and accurate in your record keeping.
Do you struggle to keep pace with changing plant names and the challenges of plant taxonomy? Don't miss our upcoming webinar, where we’ll discuss how to stay current with plant names and how shared taxonomy might impact your daily record-keeping workflows.
As the seasons shift, our commitment to enhancing your experience in Hortis remains unchanged. In September, we introduced two big features, shared higher ranking taxonomy and interpretation fields, that have a huge impact on the community. Read more about these below.