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July 2016

Chromosome Workshop

July 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
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To be held in the teaching laboratory, RBGE, between 10.00 - 15.30, the aim of the workshop will be to introduce participants to the traditional method of making chromosome counts on ferns first described by Irene Manton in her 1950 book, ‘Cytology and Evolution in the Pteridophyta’. The workshop will include an introduction to cell division and meiosis, then practical work on the "squash technique" using fresh and fixed sporangial material. We will be using binocular and compound microscopes. Numbers…

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BPS 125th Anniversary Display

July 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

We have been invited by RHS to have a weekend-long display at Wisley to celebrate our 125th Anniversary and promote BPS. We will have 3 indoor stands, and RHS will be inaugurating their new fern beds. Please email if you would like to help. Please meet at Garden Entrance at 10:00 on both days

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August 2016

Cultivar Day

August 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

During this 1-day meeting, the Cultivar Group has arranged for us to view the fern cultivars in the garden. In particular though, there will be an opportunity to see the fern herbarium collection to which Graham Ackers devoted a considerable amount of time and energy. Please meet at Garden Entrance at 10:00 for plant swap. 10:30 meet up at entrance; you will need a RHS card or go in or as a guest of some one who is a member…

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Southport Flower Show 2016

August 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - August 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park
Southport, PR8 2BZ United Kingdom
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BPS will have a stand in the “Societies Tent” promoting the Society, demonstrating spore propagation and answering questions from visitors. There are also a number of fern display categories in which you could win prizes for your ferns. Please email me if you would like to help

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September 2016

North Wales long weekend

September 9, 2016 - September 12, 2016
Capel Curig, LL24 0ET United Kingdom + Google Map

Continuing the 125th anniversary theme, this meeting will be in North Wales for a long weekend of exploring and recording. As mountain weather is unpredictable, we’ll have a good and poor weather programme, but either way expect to get wet! 9th Sept: Arrive and possibly a brief afternoon/evening excursion to the base of Tryfan or explore the area around Bryn Engan. 10th Sept: We will be re-visiting the classic venue of Cwm Idwal, and weather permitting the high Cwm Clyd. 11th…

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Ferns & Fossils

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - September 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EN
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Read the flyer This popular BPS ‘roadshow’ will once again display a wide variety of ferns and their fossil ancestors to the public, only this time it will be at the home of the BPS Archive. There will be hands-on activities for all ages, and we will need volunteers to promote ferns and the BPS. Please email me if you would like to help.

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November 2016

Autumn Indoor Meeting 2016

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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view the flyer As a finale to our 125th celebrations, there will be a number of talks on the theme ‘Looking to the Future’. We hope to include, for example, scientific developments, cultivation and cultivar developments, “what’s new” generally, and the future of BPS. Program Also available:    •   Fern book sales    •   BPS merchandise    •   Plant sales (Please bring your excess plants to donate!!)    •   Tea and coffee served…

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April 2017

N: Annual General Meeting 2017

April 22 - April 23
University of Hull, Cottingham Rd
Hull, Yorkshire HU6 7RX United Kingdom
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Read the full Programme The BPS AGM will be held on 22nd April 2017 at Hull University. The theme will be YORKSHIRE! There will be talks on urban ferns in Hull; fossil ferns on the NE Yorkshire coast; the moonwort monitoring project on the North Yorkshire Moors; fern nurseries and Yorkshire cultivars…………… And much more! On Sunday morning 23rd April, there will be a guided tour around Hull Quayside to see some surprising urban ferns and in the afternoon tea…

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May 2017

N: Azores 2017

May 6 - May 13
Hotel Canadiano, Rua do Contador 24 A
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-050 Portugal
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This is a week long trip to Sao Miguel with a good chance of seeing all the native and introduced ferns of the island We shall be visiting the ferns in the countryside and also some of the gardens of Sao Miguel, particularly the Terra Nostra Garden We shall also do a bit of tourism This trip is now fully booked up

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June 2017

N: Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

June 17 - June 18
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

For a couple of years now, we have been supporting this event which showcases a variety of plant societies, and the BPS will again have a stand here. With a large display of ferns, we will be promoting the appreciation of ferns, fern growing and of course, the benefits of being a member of BPS. If you would like to be involved in helping, please contact Julian Further Information: Links to some document from Wisley Plant Society Show - Exhibitor…

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