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SE: End of Season Meeting and Members’ Slideshows

September 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

10:30 Roundabout Wood Footpath entrance off Sandhurst Park TN2 3SZ between the two closes Sandhurst Close and Parkwood Close, Near High Brooms Station.
We meet at this interesting wood that has a number of ferns and interesting habitats and rare for Kent Equisetum sylvaticum! If that does not ensure a good turnout nothing will. Geoffrey managed to record 180 different plants on our recce last summer and there is help needed with the D. affinis complex as well as D.x deweveri possibilities to argue about. I think we will all be able to ID this plant soon!

12:30 By kind invitation of Geoffrey and Sarah Kitchener Cromlix, Otford Lane, Halstead Village, Kent TN14 7EB
Subject to weather, it may be possible to accommodate some off-road parking by an orchard in the grounds, but this will be advised on the day.
Lunch either bring a packed lunch to eat in Geoffrey and Sarah’s beautiful Garden or there are two pubs in Halstead Village as well as a Toby Carvery on the A224 just before the roundabout leading to Halstead Village. Parking is particularly difficult in Otford Lane so do try to car share or park nearer the centre of the village.

13:30 Guided tours of this most magnificent garden. You will not want to miss this most beautiful rural garden described by the NGS as follows:

13 acre grounds, of which 7 acres are a botanist’s garden with some unusual plants. Colourful herbaceous borders, scented garden, croquet and tennis lawns contrast with informal wooded walks opening up varied vistas. Laid out in the 1960s with specimen trees incl. Giant Redwood and further enhanced since 2010 with many bamboos. Wisteria covers tree tops and shaded areas accommodate c.400 ferns.

And the ferns!! There is something for everyone with many cultivars, many varieties of the same ferns in groups for comparison and lots of species and hybrids.

15:00 Slide Shows of the Member’s year. These will include Steve and Karen’s recent trip to New Zealand, Roger’s trip to Taiwan, Paul at the 125th and Pat on Lord Howe Island of a few years ago. Plus any others that you bring along. Please let Pat know so we can fit them in.

Can you please advise Paul of your attendance as this will aid Sarah and Geoffrey with afternoon tea arrangements.

Please do support this meeting; we look forward to seeing you.
Paul Ripley and Pat Acock

*Please note the revised date caused by Pat and Paul’s trip to Japan and Hawaii

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Date:
September 17, 2016
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Roundabout Wood
Sandhurst Park
Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3SZ United Kingdom
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