S: Spring Zoom meeting


Catch-up, discussion of the programme for the year, and some illustrated talks, including: Hazel France – Ferns in Singapore Botanic Gardens Michael Sundue – Documenting Colombian ferns Contact Bridget for Zoom details

N: AGM on Zoom

The spring meeting will be held separately

S: Killarney fern on Arran

Ardrossan ferry

A trip to the east coast of Arran. We are planning to see Killarney fern (Vandenboschia speciosa), and the hybrid polypody Polypodium x mantonae. We may also visit a site south of Lamlash Bay to find Dryopteris cluthensis, or visit Brodick Castle gardens to explore what ferns are in the 47 acres there. Meeting place: … Continue reading S: Killarney fern on Arran

IT: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside, Cambridge

Tours and talks on tropical ferns. To attend this meeting contact: Peter Blake

S: Ascog Fernery, Isle of Bute

Ascog, Isle of Bute PA20 9EU Ascog Fernery, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, United Kingdom

This will be our first visit to the Victorian fernery at Ascog Hall, since it was bought by its new owners (Josceline and Jane Wheatley). (We do not expect to be weeding his year!) We will also aim to look for Hypolepis ambigua, the fern from New Zealand that has established extensive populations across the … Continue reading S: Ascog Fernery, Isle of Bute

N: RHS Wisley Plant Society Show

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

This provides an opportunity for societies, such as ours, to showcase their activities. Please note this is a provisional date. For information on this show contact: Julian Reed

N: Fern Festival, Riverhill Himalayan Garden

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Riverhill, Sevenoaks

Riverhill Himalayan Garden has an extensive fern garden looked after by a BPS member. There will be displays and a BPS stand with fern-related activities for adults and youngsters, as well as fern sales of more common ferns. This event is organised by Riverhill Himalayan Garden. For information on this event contact: Julian Reed

S: Creag an Fhitich, Glen Falloch

Creag an Fhitich Glen Falloch, United Kingdom

Meeting place: 10:30 am at a parking area on the A82, about 3 miles south of Crianlarich (NN/349219). We will go south up a path beside Allt a’ Chuilinn, to reach Creag an Fhitich. There, a cliff ridge extends for about half a mile, southeast from NN/350200, and there is an area with very large … Continue reading S: Creag an Fhitich, Glen Falloch

N: Ferns & Carnivorous Plants Show

Julian Reed 19a Northdown Road, Kemsing, United Kingdom

The BPS joins the Carnivorous Plant Society at RHS Garden Wisley. This is an opportunity to see a wide range of ferns from hardy through to tropical, from xeric to filmy and aquatic ferns, and of course species to cultivars. Also your chance to explore the fascinating world of carnivorous plants from the UK and … Continue reading N: Ferns & Carnivorous Plants Show

A: Dragonflies, Ferns, and Trees – Summer Biodiversity Courses

Field Studies Council courses Ferns - An Introduction. This beginner ferns course is a great place to start for those taking their first steps into the world of ferns. Ferns are a common sight on a woodland walk, but have you wondered what species you are seeing? Ferns are vibrant, non-flowering plants, which reproduce via … Continue reading A: Dragonflies, Ferns, and Trees – Summer Biodiversity Courses

N: Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport, United Kingdom

For information on this show contact: Alison Evans acl.evans@btinternet.com

EA: Binham Priory

NR21 0DQ for wall ferns. ‘Natural Surroundings’ NR25 7JN. Woodland and wild plant nursery.

EA: Autumn Fair

Audley End Essex

Audley End, Essex: BPS Stand For information on this show contact: Gill & Bryan Smith 07449 051881 or 07753 982460 brysmith72@gmail.com

IT: Home visit to Stuart Worth

Stuart Worth Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

IATFG home visit to Stuart Worth, Reading, Berkshire. Contact Peter Blake for more details peterblake1952@gmail.com

EA: Indoor meeting

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Indoor meeting for presentations

S: Annual Autumn Meeting, Glasgow Botanic Garden

Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, United Kingdom

We will meet (time to be arranged) in the Hopkirk Room, at Glasgow Botanic Garden. (730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE). The day will include a tour of the glass houses, guided by Stevie Jacusz, and some fern-related presentations. Plant sales and book sales. Planning for our 2025 progrmme. Coffee/tea and lunch(?) provided. Leader: … Continue reading S: Annual Autumn Meeting, Glasgow Botanic Garden

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