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November 2018

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2018

November 17
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Theme – Dryopteris There will be a full day of illustrated talks, including Angela Tandy of Fibrex Nurseries on cultivating Dryopteris species and varieties, Mary Gibby on the British allotetraploid species and their hybrids, Fred Rumsey on Dryopteris submontana and Dryopteris cristata, David Hill with some excellent photos featuring Dryopteris. There’s a whole lot more to Dryopteris in the UK than the D.affinis complex but I hope to sneak in a brief word from Roger Golding on D. kerryensis in…

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January 2019

Committee Meeting

January 26, 2019
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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April 2019

N: Annual General Meeting 2019 – RHS Harlow Carr

April 13, 2019
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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In addition to the main AGM business, there will be several illustrated talks on the theme of “A Fern Travelogue - Meetings at Home and Abroad”, merchandise, book and plant sales and our own fern photographic competition.

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May 2019

EA: Swines Meadow Farm Nursery

May 4, 2019
Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate E
Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LQ United Kingdom
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Committee Meeting

May 11, 2019
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
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N: Isle of Wight

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff Drive
Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1UL United Kingdom
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We had to cancel this meeting last year after Tim Pyner’s untimely death, but following his discovery of Tmesipteris in Ventnor Botanic Garden, we still felt a trip to the island to explore ferns would be worthwhile. BPS last had a trip there in 2006. This time, a weekend would again be spent under the direction of Colin Pope, the local vice-county recorder, with days exploring ferns in Ventnor Botanic Garden and sites around the Ventnor and Shanklin areas. Leader:…

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June 2019

EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

June 8, 2019
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond
London, TW9 3AB United Kingdom
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N: Plant Society Show, RHS Wisley

June 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

For a couple of years now, we have been supporting this weekend-long event which showcases a variety of plant societies, and 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. This year we particularly need tender ferns and selaginellas to display. If you would like to be involved in helping or loaning ferns, contact Jude.…

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EA: Catfield Fen and Gill & Bryan Smith’s garden

June 29, 2019
Gillian & Bryan Smith, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3PT United Kingdom
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Further details will be posted when available Catfield Fen

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July 2019

N: Scotland, Rarities and Specialities

July 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

This will be a week-long meeting to see rare and special ferns in Scotland. Exact dates in Mid-July have yet to be decided, but it will be based around 2 or 3 centres from the north-east coast to Arran in the west. Please note that some of the sites will involve significant hill walking and scrambling, so a good level of fitness will be required. Numbers will be imited.

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