N: Cultivar Weekend, Sizergh, Cumbria
July 15 - July 16
BPS member Andrew Harrison is Assistant Head Gardener at Sizergh and due to his enthusiasm the four national fern collections have grown from strength to strength. Plus, the grounds now include a wonderful stumpery opened by BPS during the 125th Anniversary Week in June 2016. We will visit the gardens using a room in the Strickland Arms as our base, then probably go on to see the Bolton fern collection in South Cumbria.
On the 16th we are going to Warton to see the Bolton collection and an offshoot just up the road discovered 2 years ago at a house called Northwood. Then, if there is time, on to Pear Tree Cottage at Burton-in-Kendal to see Alec Greening’s garden.