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July 2017

N: The North of Ireland

July 7 - July 9

There has not been a BPS trip to the North of Ireland since 1994, so when Hazel suggested that Glen Ariff in County Antrim was a very ferny place to go, the Meetings sub-committee welcomed her suggestion. The arrangements are still provisional, but we plan to follow Glen Ariff with two further days in County Donegal and County Fermanagh, probably based in Donegal town. We are aiming to see lots of interesting ferns including Polystichum lonchitis, hybrid equiseta, and Trichomanes…

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N: Cultivar Weekend, Sizergh, Cumbria

July 15 - July 16
Sizergh, near Kendal Cumbria LA8 8DZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 15th July 10:00 We will be meeting at the Strickland Arms where there is plenty of parking Coffee between 10.00 and 10.30 In the morning we will have a couple of speakers one of which is Andrew Harrison about his research into the ferns at Sizergh Lunch between 12.30 and 1.30 Drive or walk up to the garden car park Tour around the notable cultivars in the garden, 1.30 -3.00 2 groups lead by Andrew Harrison and Julian Reed…

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N: Scotland

July 16 - July 20
Kindrogan Field Centre, Enochdhu
Blairgowrie, PH10 7PG United Kingdom
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Based at Kindrogan Field Centre from Sunday evening to Thursday we will have four full days in the field. We will visit ferny upland and lowland sites with Polystichum lonchitis, Clubmosses, Equisetum, Pilularia and the possibility of visiting a site for the two species of Woodsia (but very rough terrain). Some of the sites are sensitive and numbers will be limited. Accommodation is reserved at the Centre and all bookings are through Heather McHaffie. Four nights, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast…

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August 2017

N: BPS Display Weekend, RHS Wisley

August 5 - August 6
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

Following the success of our 125th Anniversary Display Weekend in the main glasshouse at Wisley in July 2016, we have been invited by RHS to repeat this. Once again, we will have a fine display of ferns, fern cultivation, fern merchandise and fern sales to promote BPS and pteridology. Please contact Julian if you would like to help.

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N: Southport Flower Show

August 17 - August 20
Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park
Southport, PR8 2BZ United Kingdom
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This is a chance for you to help at the show, enthuse to the public about ferns and/or display your ferns to try and win in various display categories. Please contact Michael if you would like to help.

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September 2017

N: West Devon

September 9 - September 10
Tavistock, United Kingdom + Google Map

Probably based in Tavistock, we will explore china clay areas in south-west Dartmoor and moors around Princetown

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November 2017

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting

November 18
Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Brookside Entrance, corner of Bateman Street and Trumpington Road
Cambridge,
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Our theme for this year’s finale will be “Ferns on Islands” with a number of talks by some of our much-travelled members.

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