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Chris Nicholson & Fiona MacKinnon
September 19, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
BPS Scotland Group meeting on Saturday 19 September 2015
at the house (and garden) of Chris Nicholson & Fiona MacKinnon
8 Moray Place, Strathbungo, Glasgow, G41 2AQ
10:30: Arrival, coffee, greetings
11.00: Tour of the garden
12.00: Plant sales & Book sales
13.15: Rachel Bailey: Show garden for Gardening Scotland
13:45: Chris Nicholson: ‘Over the Moon’ (Moonworts at Stoer)
14:15 Alison Evans: Ferning in the Vercors, France
15:00: Planning the Scottish Group Programme for 2015
16.00: Meeting closes
If you have some extra ferns, please bring them for the Plant Sale, to defray Group expenses.
Please bring ideas about fern excursions for 2016. We also need people to lead or host these events.
Refreshments will be provided by the hosts but let us know if you are coming so we know how many to cater for.
How to get here
By train: From Edinburgh to Glasgow Central (or to Glasgow Queen Street and transfer by foot or bus to Glasgow Central). Train from Glasgow Central to PollokSHIELDS WEST. (Shields West is the bit to remember as there are many variations of station starting Pollok and ending Shields/Shaws, East /West.) It is the first stop c 5mins out of Central, a 2 min walk from the house. Exit PollokSHIELDS WEST by the stairs, turn left at the top going out onto Darnley Road. Cross over at the pedestrian crossing outside Sainsbury. Walk left along Darnley Road until you reach the entrance of the footbridge. The footbridge will take you onto Moray Place. Turn left and No 8 is 3rd house from the end of the terrace.
By car: From Edinburgh take the M8. Take the A8 slip road to Glasgow/M73. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M73 slip road to M74/Carlisle. Merge onto M73. Take the exit on the right onto M74 towards Glasgow (S.E.) At junction 1A, exit towards Polmadie/Rutherglen/A730/B763. Keep left at the fork ,and merge onto Polmadie Rd/A728. Get in right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights (Sovereign Grace Baptist Zion Church on the corner) onto Calder St/B763. Continue to follow Calder St through several traffic light junctions passing Govanhill Library on your right, crossing the junction with Victoria Road (Ferns Florist on the corner) Continue onto Nithsdale Dr passing Arnold Clark. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Nithsdale Rd/B763. Moray Place is a left turn just before the railway bridge and Susie’s Store. The road is narrow and parking tight. Best to park on Darnley Road and walk over the footbridge onto Moray Place. At the traffic lights on the railway bridge turn left onto Darnley Road. Park on the left by the footbridge. If you have lots of ferns for the sale and want to use the back lane to deliver telephone me for directions. Entry to the back lane is on Nithsdale Road by Lebowskis.
By bus: From Glasgow bus station, Stagecoach No 4 bus goes to Pollokshaws Road, Regent Park Square Stop (First Buses from town are No 38, No 57, No 3). Look out for Arnold Clark on the right, the Rum Shack on your left. The bus stop is right out side Gusto and Relish. If you pass Shimla Pinks on the left you have gone to far. Cross over Pollokshaws Road at the lights, walk down Regent Park Square, turn right at the bottom onto Moray Place.
Please remember to email us if you are coming