Joshua Styles is an inspiring and young botanist with a fervour for all things green. After seeing the swarms of solitary bees and incredible variety of invertebrate life, Josh decided to root up his vegetables and grow wild plants across the entirety of his garden. Today, as well as broadcasting his extraordinary love for plants on his own personal YouTube channel, Josh is also Project Coordinator for the North-West Rare Plant Initiative (NWRPI), an innovative and ambitious conservation programme supported by Chester Zoo and Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Joshua is on a mission to inspire and motivate others to seek out their inner botanists. A confident and experienced speaker, his talks can be tailored to your requirements. They include;
Conservation Efforts: With severe declines in over forty target plant species in the North-West region of England, Joshua is ambitious in his efforts to save these plants on the brink of extinction.
Botany: Joshua is an accomplished speaker who has vast experience of speaking about making botany accessible to everyone. He has given various talks at a variety of institutions, from the Natural History Museum to the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.
Entrepreneurship: A highly enterprising individual, Joshua has also set up his own business, ‘British Botany Training.’ These live training courses are highly successful, as they provide a platform to make botany accessible to all.
News Joshua has featured in the popular Guardian short film Plants before Pandas and has shown appeal to BBC Springwatch, The One Show and BBC Inside Out (northwest), amongst others
Brilliant British Botany is an eight-minute-long self-produced film that Joshua made in 2018, that explores some of Britain’s own fascinating flora
YouTube Joshua runs a highly engaging and popular channel