Final details PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGED from the preliminary notice due to a large music festival taking place in Eskdale. So our meeting will be held a week earlier, i.e. 1st - 3rd July 2022 The plan is to hold an afternoon meeting on Friday 1st for those who wish. Otherwise arrive … Continue reading N: Eskdale, Cumbria
This is a garden meeting with a focus on Athyrium cultivars. Ian Unsworth has the National Collection of Athyrium, and Steve Coleman has a great garden stuffed with ferns including many Athyrium cultivars. We will meet at Steve Coleman's garden at 10am, and move on to Ian Unsworth's garden around lunchtime. Contact Ian Unsworth for … Continue reading NW: Ian Unsworth’s garden and Steve Colman’s garden; Athyrium cultivars
The BPS is renewing its fern monitoring activities and we would like the local group to play a part. We have the ideal opportunity with the colony of Dryopteris submontana nearby just north of Merthyr Tydfil around SO 023 097. This is its most southerly site in the UK and so may well be vulnerable … Continue reading WS: Dryopteris submontana survey near Merthyr Tydfil and Dockerill’s garden near Pontypridd
Joint BPS Hardy and Tender Ferns and Carnivorous Plant Show Weekend Last year, we were the First society to use the new building at Hilltop Science which is a lovely hall and we had a wide range of fern nurseries selling plants as well. It was very successful and much appreciated, so the Society has … Continue reading N & SE: Big Fern Event and Carnivorous Plant Show, RHS Garden Wisley
Leader: Henry Folkard. Please note 11 a.m. start This is a joint meeting with Bradford Botany Group. Hay Wood is an ancient woodland on acidic soils with a good variety of ferns, whilst Coombs Dale (near Calver) is a classic Derbyshire limestone dale, with many calcicole species. All the paths through the wood are informal … Continue reading M: Hay Wood and Coombs Dale, Derbyshire
Itinerary - the main areas are now sorted although subject to minor tweaking: 1. Wednesday 3 August: Arran 2. Thursday 4 August: Coire Riadhailt / Meall Garbh (west of Ben Lawers) 3. Friday 5 August: Lochan na Lairige / Creag an Lochain (west of Ben Lawers) 4. Saturday 6 August: Glencoe ski-lift / Meall a … Continue reading N&S: Scotland, Rarities and Specialities
Bryan and Gill’s Smith’s garden More information will be available at a later time.
18 – 21 August 2022 Southport Flower Show Once again BPS will be entering and supporting this show. Please contact Alison Evans for more details. email@example.com
Meet in Dollar, and walk up ferny Dollar Glen following the Burn of Sorrow to Castle Gloom (Castle Campbell). Time permitting, we might also visit the River Devon gorge at Rumbling Bridge. More information will be available closer to the date. Leader: Bridget Laue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leader: Mike Canaway This is a joint meeting with the Yorkshire Fern Group. The purpose of the visit will be to see the only known plant of Dryopteris aemula in the Peak District National Park and any other ferns en route to Shiny Brook Clough and then to visit Featherbed Moss to see the population … Continue reading M: Shiny Brook Clough and Featherbed Moss
We are back to Netherfield the most wooded parish in England. We shall meet in Netherfield park by the side of Eatenden Lane (Netherfield to Mountfield) at TQ 734189.This may change closer to the time and explore Eatenden, Crowhurst and Burnt House woods. These woods have among the greatest diversity of ferns I’ve seen in … Continue reading SE: Back to Netherfield
For anyone with an interest in gardening the Old Court Nursery and the Picton Garden, famous for its collection of Asters, will need no introduction. Those of you, however, who have not visited for a while may not have realised that a new passion for ferns has arrived there and they are amassing a serious … Continue reading WS: Old Court Nursery, Picton Garden, and a walk in the Malvern Hills
10th September - Norwich City Churchyards and Indoor meeting at Peter and Nick’s house and garden More information will be available at a later date.
Leader: Martin Rickard greatly assisted by Andy Byfield. Email: email@example.com, Home tel. 01885 410729, mobile: 07389 708605. I am not comfortable with the mobile, only use it in an emergency! Weekend meeting to look at the native ferns (species and cultivars) and lycophytes, largely of eastern Dartmoor, but some options further afield may be on … Continue reading CD: South Devon meeting
We are planning to meet at 10.30am on the 24th September at Fibrex to enjoy what ever ferns Angela has left as this wonderful Lady is retiring this Autumn Please bring a frond off some of your special ferns labelled so we can put on a display with some prizes for the best quality fern, … Continue reading CU: Fibrex and Ashwood nurseries
Tour of Bridget’s garden. Fern-related presentations. Plant sales, book sales, and planning for 2022. Coffee/tea and lunch provided. Please let us know if you would like to attend. Leader: Bridget Laue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The programme will include a visit to the beautiful Kibble Palace and visit to Victoria Park Fossil Grove as well as talks, book sales and merchandise sales, and possible ferny visits elsewhere on the Saturday. The AGM will include an auction of fern books acquired by the society during 2021. If you are interested in … Continue reading N: Autumn Meeting, Glasgow Botanic Garden
2022 Autumn end of season Meeting SE Group Visit Paul Reddy's house and garden. This garden is a must see with his Stumpery and a wide range of unusual shrubs and trees and arid plants Followed by lunch and talks Leader Julian Reed Let us know if you are coming. Contact email@example.com
The NW Group Autumn Indoor Meeting and AGM will held be at the Argles Memorial Hall, Crosthwaite, Cumbria. More details will be posted nearer to the time.