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August 2015

North West: Milkingstead Wood

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Forge Bridge,
Holmrook, CA19 1TS
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There is good parking at Forge Bridge at GR SD148995. The wood is not easy under foot, being wet and mossy with scattered crags but has a good range of ferns including the two Filmy Ferns (Hymenophyllum tunbrigense and H. wilsonii) growing together and Hay-scented Buckler Fern (Dryopteris aemula) at one of its few Cumbrian sites. There are many other good sites in the vicinity, which can be visited later in the day if members wish. Amongst the attractions are…

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September 2015

North Wales

September 3 - September 8
Criccieth , Gwynedd United Kingdom
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Our base will be Criccieth and we will meet up for briefing on the evening of Thursday 3 September before beginning our visits on the Friday. During the trip, we will visit a number of garden and wild sites, the exact balance depending on the weather. The morning of Tuesday 8 September will be spent either heading home or visiting another location en route Last updated on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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South Wales & Borders Group – two gardens in Herefordshire

September 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Hopton Farm,
Stoke Lacy HR7 4HX United Kingdom
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We are very grateful to two BPS members who have allowed us to visit their gardens in Herefordshire. Both are interested in much more than just ferns, so a fascinating day is in store. In the morning we will go to the garden of Veronica Cross at Stoke Lacy near Bromyard. Veronica will be well known to many members as a keen plantswoman who has been collecting ferns for many years and the opportunity to visit her garden is not…

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Yorkshire Group – Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gunnerside , North Yorkshire DL11 6LE United Kingdom
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This is a re-visit to Gunnerside Gill that was led by Richard Lamb in 1988. Meeting place – in the centre of the village, at SD950982 (Sat Nav Lat 54.37934 Lon -2.07715). There should be parking on the west side of the bridge. Meet at the bridge. Food – Packed lunch only I’m afraid Footwear – Walking boots. Hopefully we can find a safe place to cross the beck and not need wellies. In addition to the ferns, the gill…

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Scottish Group – Autumn Indoor Meeting

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Glasgow Last updated on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Manchester & North Midlands Group – Stanage

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Peak District National Park
Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 United Kingdom
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We should meet in Hollin Bank Car Park (also known as Plantation car park) It is marked, but not named, on OS Explorer OL1, and is almost opposite a Public Convenience, which is also marked. The approximate map reference is SK 236 837. If anyone is coming by public transport it is easy to meet them in Hathersage. We thought that Yorkshire Group members might be interested in joining this meeting. If you want to take public transport, please let…

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October 2015

South Wales & Borders Group – Picton Castle Gardens

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Picton Castle,
Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire SA62 4AS United Kingdom
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Visit to Picton Castle Gardens in Pembrokeshire, with indoor meeting. For our final visit of the year we are going to the far south west of our range to visit a fern garden in balmy Pembrokeshire. There are ferns throughout this large and varied garden, but they are particularly notable in the wooded areas, where there are British natives and exotic species including tree ferns, and in the fernery in an old walled garden. We’re very grateful to Roddy Milne,…

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SE: Autumn end of season meeting

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Emmetts Garden,
Ide Hill
Sevenoaks, TN14 6BA United Kingdom
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Saturday October 3rd, 2015. 10.30 a.m. Autumn end of season meeting – Emmetts garden, Ide Hill near Sevenoaks, Kent, then at Pat Acock’s house, 13 Star Lane, St Mary Cray, Kent, BR5 3LJ. Leader: Pat Acock Emmetts belongs to the National Trust. Set in woodlands that are rich in fern interest in their own right, this beautiful garden is the highest in Kent (and probably the south-east). Afterwards we will enjoy Pat’s kind hospitality. In this now traditional end-of season…

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Committee Meeting, Saturday, 3rd October 2015

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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This meeting is provisional Last updated on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Yorkshire Group – AGM, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RHS Garden Harlow Carr,
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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10.00: Classroom open to set up plant sales, and discuss topics of interest over a cup of coffee. 10.30: Activity to be arranged 12.30: Lunch 14.00: AGM 15.30: Tea, members’ slides, plant sales AGM meeting place – Learning Centre at the RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate. Last updated on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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