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September 2015

South Wales & Borders Group – two gardens in Herefordshire

September 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Hopton Farm,
Stoke Lacy HR7 4HX United Kingdom
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We are very grateful to two BPS members who have allowed us to visit their gardens in Herefordshire. Both are interested in much more than just ferns, so a fascinating day is in store. In the morning we will go to the garden of Veronica Cross at Stoke Lacy near Bromyard. Veronica will be well known to many members as a keen plantswoman who has been collecting ferns for many years and the opportunity to visit her garden is not…

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Yorkshire Group – Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gunnerside,
Gunnerside
Gunnerside , North Yorkshire DL11 6LE United Kingdom
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This is a re-visit to Gunnerside Gill that was led by Richard Lamb in 1988. Meeting place – in the centre of the village, at SD950982 (Sat Nav Lat 54.37934 Lon -2.07715). There should be parking on the west side of the bridge. Meet at the bridge. Food – Packed lunch only I’m afraid Footwear – Walking boots. Hopefully we can find a safe place to cross the beck and not need wellies. In addition to the ferns, the gill…

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Chris Nicholson & Fiona MacKinnon

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
House (and garden) of Chris Nicholson & Fiona MacKinnon,
8 Moray Place
Strathbungo, Scotland G41 2AQ United Kingdom
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BPS Scotland Group meeting on Saturday 19 September 2015 at the house (and garden) of Chris Nicholson & Fiona MacKinnon 8 Moray Place, Strathbungo, Glasgow, G41 2AQ Programme 10:30: Arrival, coffee, greetings 11.00: Tour of the garden 12.00: Plant sales & Book sales 12:30: Lunch 13.15: Rachel Bailey: Show garden for Gardening Scotland 13:45: Chris Nicholson: ‘Over the Moon’ (Moonworts at Stoer) 14:15 Alison Evans: Ferning in the Vercors, France 15:00: Planning the Scottish Group Programme for 2015 15.30: Tea…

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Manchester & North Midlands Group – Stanage

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stanage,
Peak District National Park
Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 United Kingdom
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We should meet in Hollin Bank Car Park (also known as Plantation car park) It is marked, but not named, on OS Explorer OL1, and is almost opposite a Public Convenience, which is also marked. The approximate map reference is SK 236 837. If anyone is coming by public transport it is easy to meet them in Hathersage. We thought that Yorkshire Group members might be interested in joining this meeting. If you want to take public transport, please let…

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October 2015

South Wales & Borders Group – Picton Castle Gardens

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Picton Castle,
Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire SA62 4AS United Kingdom
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Visit to Picton Castle Gardens in Pembrokeshire, with indoor meeting. For our final visit of the year we are going to the far south west of our range to visit a fern garden in balmy Pembrokeshire. There are ferns throughout this large and varied garden, but they are particularly notable in the wooded areas, where there are British natives and exotic species including tree ferns, and in the fernery in an old walled garden. We’re very grateful to Roddy Milne,…

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SE: Autumn end of season meeting

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Emmetts Garden,
Ide Hill
Sevenoaks, TN14 6BA United Kingdom
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Saturday October 3rd, 2015. 10.30 a.m. Autumn end of season meeting – Emmetts garden, Ide Hill near Sevenoaks, Kent, then at Pat Acock’s house, 13 Star Lane, St Mary Cray, Kent, BR5 3LJ. Leader: Pat Acock Emmetts belongs to the National Trust. Set in woodlands that are rich in fern interest in their own right, this beautiful garden is the highest in Kent (and probably the south-east). Afterwards we will enjoy Pat’s kind hospitality. In this now traditional end-of season…

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Yorkshire Group – AGM, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RHS Garden Harlow Carr,
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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10.00: Classroom open to set up plant sales, and discuss topics of interest over a cup of coffee. 10.30: Activity to be arranged 12.30: Lunch 14.00: AGM 15.30: Tea, members’ slides, plant sales AGM meeting place – Learning Centre at the RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate. Last updated on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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North West: Annual General Meeting

October 17
Holehird Gardens,
Patterdale Road
Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NP United Kingdom
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The usual fare of Pteridological miscellanea, stretching talks and stimulating company. There will be plant sales, displays and competitions for ferns in pots and Alec Greening will devise a fiendish competition for us. (Packed lunch) Further details will be available in September Last updated on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

October 31 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rookwood,
1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft , NR32 3PT United Kingdom
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Saturday 31st October: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad, Suffolk Meeting place: Rookwood, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3PT Time: 12:00 Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular plant sale. Lunch will be provided, a £2 contribution to costs will be appreciated. Last updated on Friday, February 6, 2015

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January 2016

EA: Winter Indoor Meeting

January 30, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tim Pyner,
182 Southchurch Boulevard
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4UX United Kingdom
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Saturday 30th January 2016. Winter Indoor Meeting, Southend, Essex Meeting place: 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX Time: 12.00 Tim Pyner will be hosting our winter meeting. This year past president and current editor of the Fern Gazette Professor Mary Gibby has very kindly agreed to give a talk on a fern related subject. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Last updated on Friday, February 6, 2015

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