NW: Scutchers Acres, near Burscough and Steve Coleman’s garden, Maghull
August 26 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Joint with Liverpool Botanical Society
Meeting place: car parking at the end of private driveway near greenhouses,Forest View (off Flax Lane,L40 5TD). SD 451 108. Look out for arrowed signs NWF/LBS pointing in off east side of lane and north side of river.
Scutchers Acres is a conservation area with a good range of woodland plants; it also has around 100 species of trees, native and exotic, part of the site having previously been a tree nursery. An interesting recent find is Polystichum munitum, either a garden escape , or an import with the North American tree species that are planted nearby. Polystichum setiferum and P. aculeatum are also found in the wood with examples of the Dryopteris affinis complex. Pyrola minor should be in flower. For those who are interested in cultivated ferns, we will round off the afternoon with a visit to the garden of Steve Coleman, 44 Willow Hey, Maghull, L31 3DL for a tour of Steve’s tree ferns and unusual cultivars.
Packed lunch; stout footwear