Chelsea Flower Show 24-28th May


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

Astrolepis sinuata
Blechnum penna-marina
Arachniodes simplicior
Asplenium scolopendrium (and cvs)
Cheilanthes tomentosa
Cheilanthes (any spp found to be hardy)
Asplenium trichomanes
Cyrtomium (any spp and cvs)
Dryopteris affinis (and cvs)
Dryopteris cycadina
Dryopteris dilatata (and cvs)
Dryopteris erythrosora
Dryopteris expansa
Dryopteris filix-mas (cvs only)
Dryopteris lepidota
Dryopteris seiboldii
Dryopteris (any good-looking spp and cvs)
Dryopteris wallichiana
Pellaea rotundifolia
Polypodium vulgare
Polystichum acrosticoides
Polystichum munitum
Polystichum setiferum( and cvs)
Pteris cretica (and any hardy cvs)

Conservatory Section – co-ordinator TIM PYNER

Adiantum raddianum (and cultivars)
Adiantum reniforme
Adiantum caudatum
Adiantum pulverulentum
Adiantum polyphyllum
Aglaomorpha  coronans
Asplenium bulbiferum
Asplenium nidus (and cultivars)
Asplenium australasicum
Blechnum brasiliense
Cyathea tomentosissima
Davallia fejeensis
Davallia solida
Davallia tasmanii
Drynaria
Elaphoglossum (any)
Goniophlebium subauriculatum (and cultivars)
Microsorum punctatum
Microsorum scolopendria
Niphidium crassifolium
Phlebodium aureum/pseudoaureum (and cultivars)
Platycerium (any)
Polypodium formosanum
Psilotum nudum
Pteris argyraea
Pteris ensiformis
Pteris nipponica

Damp Section – co-ordinator JULIAN REED

(Strongly biased to Athyrium ff cultivars plus)
Athyrium ff clarissima
Blechnum spicant
Dryopteris cristata
Dryopteris carthusiana
Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Gymnocarpium dryopteris plumosum
Phegopteris connectilis
Oreopteris limbosperma
Osmunda regalis (and cultivars)
Osmunda (species)
Pseudothelypteris beddomei
Todea barbara


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