The BPS is having a stand at Chelsea this year as part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations. If you would like to volunteer to help on the stand during the show and/or if you live in or near London and can offer a bed to potential helpers then please get in touch with me on 01302 710318, or fill out this form. Please note that BPS cannot pay your expenses.
We are also looking for suitable plants to be exhibited. The stand is divided into three sections, damp, dry and conservatory and three people have taken on the job of co-ordinating these sections. Below are the lists of plants required but if you have other plants that you think would be useful don’t hesitate to offer them. We aim to have the plants collected together in March to give time to grow them on under cover and make sure there are no pests or disease. If you can contribute any plants please contact the co-ordinator to arrange collection or use the form below. You will need to make clear on the label what the plant is, who it belongs to and also, most important, indicate if you are willing for it to be sold at the end of the show or if you would like it back.
I also need help needed to paint the conservatory structure which is being built for the stand. Could anyone able give a few hours in the week starting 11th April please contact me. I will provide lunch.
You can see a model of our exhibit here.
Dry Section – co-ordinator JUDE LAWTON
Asplenium scolopendrium (and cvs)
Cheilanthes (any spp found to be hardy)
Cyrtomium (any spp and cvs)
Dryopteris affinis (and cvs)
Dryopteris dilatata (and cvs)
Dryopteris filix-mas (cvs only)
Dryopteris (any good-looking spp and cvs)
Polystichum setiferum( and cvs)
Pteris cretica (and any hardy cvs)
Conservatory Section – co-ordinator TIM PYNER
Adiantum raddianum (and cultivars)
Asplenium nidus (and cultivars)
Goniophlebium subauriculatum (and cultivars)
Phlebodium aureum/pseudoaureum (and cultivars)
Damp Section – co-ordinator JULIAN REED
(Strongly biased to Athyrium ff cultivars plus)
Athyrium ff clarissima
Gymnocarpium dryopteris plumosum
Osmunda regalis (and cultivars)
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