About Us


Welcome to Shop BRIT, the online store of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®).


Here you can purchase books, subscriptions to the Journal of BRIT, and other items. Browse or search for items and let us know if you have any questions! Enjoy!

All proceeds benefit the mission of BRIT: to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.


What is BRIT?

Ever have a desire to discover? Ever have a desire to teach others what you've learned? We do - every day. By nature, that’s who we are. We’re the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing. BRIT shares knowledge about the plant world to enhance life for people and all living things. With knowledge comes a sense of care and stewardship for our environment. Plant to Planet®

Our Mission

BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.

Founded in 1987 and based in Fort Worth, BRIT documents the diversity of plant life and conducts extensive research around the world. In the last 10 years, BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science.Similar to the botanist-explorers of the 18th century, our scientists share the same desires and traits as Sir Joseph Banks, Captain James Cook, and Charles Darwin. We’re adventurous, curious, passionate, independent, and smart. In addition, we are teachers. We are driven to find new plant species and research plant life for agricultural, economic, environmental, medical, and social uses and to share that knowledge in the classroom and the research laboratory.

Current major projects are ongoing in Texas, SE USA, Mexico, Europe, and the Pacific Islands.

Significance of BRIT

BRIT supports botanical solutions to address globally challenging problems ranging from pollution clean-up to sustainable food sources. By serving as a think tank and catalyst, BRIT inspires learning and forms interdisciplinary collaborations for critical research within scientific, educational, social, cultural, and business communities.

Our work impacts our community and the world in many functional areas including environment, by giving people a local sense of stewardship; medicinal plant efficacy, by contributing with colleagues to an appreciation of the nutritional and medicinal use of plants; society, by training a new generation of thinkers and problem solvers; and in agriculture, by working with our collaborating institutions to create a better understanding of sustainable agricultural practices and preserving plant diversity.


  • Located in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
  • Currently selling botanically-related books, monographs, and journals published in-house by The BRIT Press; hoping to expand our offerings in the future!
  • Online store opened Summer 2014, but we've been selling BRIT Press items since 1967.

Learn more about BRIT at www.brit.org!