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March 2019

MM: Gallery Oldham

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gallery Oldham, 35 Greaves St OL1 1TJ + Google Map

Museum visit at Gallery Oldham to look at herbarium specimens of ferns and lycophytes – I recall they have some interesting material for New Zealand as well as the UK. Leader Mike Canaway. Please advise me if you are aiming to attend as the museum needs to have numbers beforehand on mikecanaway@gmail.com For directions, parking and public transport see https://galleryoldham.org.uk/ there is a tram service from Manchester railway stations which stops nearby and there is also parking in Sainsburys next…

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April 2019

N: Annual General Meeting 2019 – RHS Harlow Carr

April 13
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
Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate E
Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LQ United Kingdom
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Committee Meeting

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

May 18 - May 19
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. The…

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MM: Broadbottom Fernery

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Broadbottom, Lymefields, Lymefield, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG
Hyde, SK14 6AG United Kingdom
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A work day at Broadbottom fernery. Leader Alison Evans acl.evans@btinternet.com. Meeting place – Lymefield Garden Centre and Tea Rooms, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG, NGR SJ996935. Please park in the overflow car park to the left rear of the tea rooms. Lunch – Alison will reserve a table for 12.30 for lunch. Please let her know if you will be attending, and if you want to have lunch in the cafe - if we are more than 10, we need to let…

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June 2019

EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

June 8
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond
London, TW9 3AB United Kingdom
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MM: Deepdale ferns and flora (Provisional)

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Deepdale

Deepdale near Bakewell. Leader Henry Folkard. Arrangements for this meeting may change so please contact the leader Henry Folkard for further details nearer the time on henry.folkard@bmcvolunteers.org.uk Deep Dale is a Plantlife Reserve and is good for cowslips and calcarious grassland species particularly in its upper reaches. The ferny bit is towards the bottom end. A fairly easy, wide path runs its full length with parking possible at both ends. There are some slightly uneven bits on it and if…

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N: Plant Society Show, RHS Wisley

June 15 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 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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WS: Taff Fechan and Morlais Castle

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
ABERGLIAS, Vaynor
Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2TS
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Last June, on behalf of the BPS, we led a “ferny walk” for a journalist and photographer from Country Walking Magazine and we expect the resultant article to be published in 2019. To show them plenty of woodland ferns we started along the Taff Fechan (little Taff) a tributary to the main river which we visited as a local group back in 2011. To this we added a climb to the nearby Morlais Castle which we knew would add an…

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