Four years ago, Beck Orton approached the BPS for spores, with the idea of creating a fern garden at the National Trust property of Wallington Hall, near Morpeth, Northumberland. BPS membership followed, and this summer we visited Beck and saw the results of those first spore sowings in the new fern borders, outside the wall of the walled garden. This is a great example of what can be achieved in a fairly short space of time when growing from spores, a credit to Beck’s hard work. More propagation is under way. There are plenty of other nice ferns around the gardens too! Here are some pictures – up to you to name the ferns.