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July 2018

Y: Brandrith Wood and Castle Howard

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Meeting Place – Meet at the workshops off the stray south of the house and the public car park. SE 71068 69429 (54.11580 x -0.91429). John will arrange free access and access to the workshops parking. Contact Barry Wright if you need a map of the meeting location. Going – Moderate (KT3) Footwear - Boots Food – Café lunch at Castle Howard or pack-up Notes – In the morning explore Brandrith wood. Then lunch and visit the Alder Carr in…

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Y: Brandrith Wood and Castle Howard

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Meeting Place – Meet at the workshops off the stray south of the house and the public car park. SE 71068 69429 (54.11580 x -0.91429). John will arrange free access and access to the workshops parking. Going – Moderate (KT3) Footwear - Boots Food – Café lunch at CH or pack-up Notes – In the morning explore Brandrith wood. Then lunch and visit the Alder Carr in the arboretum to check out the ferns there. Then either a re-visit Ray…

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EA: Cockshoot Broad

July 28
Cockshoot Broad NR13 6HN United Kingdom + Google Map

Cockshoot Broad boardwalk (dependant on river level), Thelypteris palustris Lunch provided and visit to Rosie Steele’s Garden, Coltishall, NR12 7AW Rosie has a large collection of cultivars of Polystichum setiferum, Asplenium scolopendrium and polypodies in a large and very interesting garden More details to follow (especially about parking at both venues)

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S: Mountain ferns in Glen Lyon

July 28

Meeting time/place to be arranged, depending on attendees. At our indoor meeting last year, Steve Munyard told us about easily accessible sites in Glen Lyon where we can expect to see a range of interesting mountain ferns, including Cystopteris montana, Woodsia alpina, and Polystichum lonchitis, as well as Asplenium viride and Dryopteris expansa. The first site is just north of Loch Tay, and a second site is in Glen Lyon itself. (Steve has provided grid references.)

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August 2018

WS: John Massey’s garden at Ashwood Nurseries

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ashwood Nurseries, Ashwood Lower Lane
Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 0AE United Kingdom
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Tour of John Massey’s garden at Ashwood Nurseries followed by indoor meeting. Leaders: John Massey (Garden), Brian and Sue Dockerill (Indoor Meeting) John Massey has recently become ever more interested in ferns and, as with everything in his garden, these are grown to a very high standard. His fern meeting held last year, with speakers Martin Rickard and Angela Tandy was regarded as a really great event by everyone lucky enough to attend. He has agreed to give our group…

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NW: Ennerdale

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Ennerdale Water Cumbria CA23 3AU United Kingdom + Google Map

This meeting will be for those who have made arrangements to visit Ennerdale on Saturday 4th August, and who are not attending the event at Brantwood. The site is quite straightforward, so although this meeting is partly in preparation for the Sunday visit, we are likely to see all the taxa listed below - drought permitting! Meeting place: Car park at NY110 153, on the north-east side of Ennerdale Water. OS map Explorer OL4 Footwear: stout shoes or boots Food:…

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NW: Celebrating Sally

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brantwood, Coniston, Lake Road
Coniston, LA21 8AD United Kingdom
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Information about the event at Brantwood to celebrate the life of Sally Beamish

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NW: Ennerdale

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ennerdale Water Cumbria CA23 3AU United Kingdom + Google Map

Meeting place: Car park at NY110 153, on the north-east side of Ennerdale Water. OS map Explorer OL4 Footwear: stout shoes or boots Food: packed lunch We will begin by walking eastwards on the lakeside track to see Dryopteris affinis subsp. kerryensis, found by Roger Golding last year, the first record for this sub-species in England. We should also see the two other subspecies of Dryopteris affinis, plus D. cambrensis and D. borreri. The intention then is to explore the…

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N: BPS Display Weekend 2018

August 11 - August 12
RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

Following the successes of our 125th Anniversary Display Weekend in the main glasshouse at Wisley in July 2016 and again in August 2017, we have been invited by RHS to repeat this. We will have a fine display of ferns, fern cultivation, fern merchandise and fern sales to promote BPS and pteridology. Please contact Julian if you would like to help.

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Y: Lumley Reservoir

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Meeting Place – Grass verge parking, Drift Lane at SE 2238 6993 (54.12484 x -1.659.6) Going – Gentle (KT2) Footwear – Boots or Wellies for entering the reservoir margins. Food – Packed lunch Notes – At least one known site for Pillwort plus others we may have a look for as well as the possibility of a chance find. The afternoon is variable. We hope to explore some pastures new and David has provisionally offered to take people back to…

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