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May 2015

Ferns at Gardening Scotland

May 29 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Highland Centre,
Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland EH28 8NB United Kingdom
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Five enthusiastic garden design students from Edinburgh Botanic Gardens will be presenting a Show Garden featuring ferns at Gardening Scotland, 29-31 May 2015, at the Royal Highland Showground in Edinburgh. The title of the design is: ‘A Cryoptogamic journey… from Edinburgh to Logan’. The BPS are supporting this project with a grant from the Centenary Fund. If you get a chance to attend Gardening Scotland be sure to visit their show garden, and tell your gardening friends! Last updated on…

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EA: Assington Thicks Wood

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Assington Thicks Wood entrance,
The Street, Assington, CO10 5LJ United Kingdom
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Saturday 30th May: Assington Thicks Wood, Assington and Dollops Wood, Polstead, Suffolk and Barrie Stevenson’s garden, Cowlinge Meeting place: Assington Thicks Wood entrance, Grid ref TL933379 (about 100m south of Shoulder Of Mutton CO10 5LJ). Time: 10.30 a.m. Leader: Barrie Stevenson Lunch; Packed lunch or farm shop We will be led by Suffolk WT wardens on our visit to these two ancient woodland reserves where we should find a good variety of ferns. We will also make a brief stop…

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June 2015

SE: Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings,
Pett, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Saturday 13th June 2015, 10.30 a.m. Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings, and Mark Border’s garden – 12 Highlands Close, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Leader: Mark Border We shall start by visiting the famous fossil beach at Pett, where the Upper and Lower Cretaceous outcrop unstably at the sea near Hastings. We are hoping to be joined by the Hastings Natural History Society. After lunch in Pett, we will visit the Ophioglossum site near Hastings before visiting Mark Border’s garden…

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Yorkshire Group – Cottingham

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thwaite Botanic Garden,
57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4QX United Kingdom
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Meeting Place – Thwaite Botanic Gardens, 57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire. HU16 4QX. Drive in through wrought iron gates and park. Food – Skidby Mill café or a cafe at the Quayside. Footwear – walking shoes In the morning we will tour Thwaite Botanic Garden and the glasshouses with Yvonne’s fern collection. After lunch drive to Hull Quayside to see Asplenium marinum. Back to Cottingham for a possible visit to Thwaite Friend Steve Howe’s garden who has a good…

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July 2015

Wessex: Around Worth Matravers

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Square and Compass,
BH19 3LF United Kingdom
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Meeting Place: The car park near the The Square & Compass Morning: We will walk down to the coast and look for Asplenium marinum in the caves Lunch: A pastie and a pint in the pub or bring sandwiches Afternoon: we will go and look around Studland Bay (about 20 minutes drive) After that it will be a 40 minute drive to Crawford Hardy Ferns, High Street, Crawford, Spetisbury, DT11 9DP where Jurgie has invited us for tea and cakes…

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July 18
Kidlington and Didcot,
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Following their success in 2014, the Cultivar Group is planning another 1-day national meeting. This time, it will include visits to Alistair Urquhart’s garden in Kidlington and Nick Hards’ garden in Didcot. In particular, this will be an opportunity to see some choice varieties of Polystichum setiferum. Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Scottish Group – Bioblitz at Dawyck

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dawyck Botanic Garden,
Stobo, Near Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9JU United Kingdom
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Bioblitz at Dawyck Botanic Garden Last updated on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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EA: Scrubs Wood and Woodham Walter Common

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scrubs Wood SSSI,
36 Symmonds Lane , Danbury, United Kingdom
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Saturday 25th July: Scrubs Wood, Danbury and Woodham Walter Common, Essex (Joint Meeting with Essex Field Club) and Tim Pyner’s garden, Southend Meeting place: Danbury,Runsell Lane, junction with Simmonds Way, entrance to Scrubs Wood, Grid ref TL787057. There should be enough space on roadsides for cars. Time: 11.00 a.m. Leader: Tim Pyner Lunch: Packed lunch This large area of ancient woodland has many varied habitats and we should find a good range of ferns. Once again we will be joined…

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August 2015

SE&EA: St. Ronan’s School Estate

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
St. Ronan’s School estate,
TN18 5DJ
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Saturday 15th August: Joint meeting with the East Anglia Group St. Ronan’s School (TN18 5DJ (TQ777 307)) estate, and The Walled Garden, Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent. Leader: Paul Ripley St. Ronan’s school is based in a stately home and estate, originally bought by the inventor of the Oxo cube. The estate is not normally open to the public, but contains a Wealden ghyll, and parkland which once contained ferns planted by the Victorians. After lunch we will visit the Walled…

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Southport Flower Show

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 6:00 pm
Southport Flower Show,
Victoria Park, Southport, PR8 2BZ United Kingdom
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The Society will have a stand in the “Societies Tent” promoting the BPS, demonstrating spore propagation and answering questions from visitors. There are also a number of fern display categories where you could win prizes for your ferns. Please offer to help Michael and the “Team” if you can; it is always fun and is a good way to promote ferns and introduce new people to the Society. Last updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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