NW: Lycopodium (Spinulum) annotinum monitoring

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria

Bow Fell, Cumbria Contact: Roger Golding This meeting is primarily to assess the state of the only population of Interrupted Clubmoss, Lycopodium annotinum, in England. There will be lots more ferny interest though, including other clubmosses, and probably Dryopteris expansa (Northern Buckler Fern). Meet at 10-10.30 at the National Trust car park beside the Old … Continue reading NW: Lycopodium (Spinulum) annotinum monitoring

SE&A: Fern Festival, Riverhill Himalyan Garden

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Riverhill, Sevenoaks

BPS SUPPORTED EVENT: Riverhill Himalyan 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. Also fern sales of more common ferns. This event is organised by Riverhill Himalyan Garden. For information on this event contact: Julian Reed

A: Fern Day in Couesnongle

Couesnongle Saint-Jacut-les-Pins, France

(Machine translation from the original French) Hello everyone On the occasion of the second edition of the “International Fern Day”, in partnership with “Support Migrants Redon”, we are organizing several events in the village of Couesnongle in Saint-Jacut-les-Pins 56220. In the past, not knowing the mode of reproduction of ferns, this plant whose flower no … Continue reading A: Fern Day in Couesnongle

EA: Holme and Woodwalton Fens, Peterborough

We are visiting Holme Fen and Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserves; which are core components of the Great Fen https://www.greatfen.org.uk/. We will minimise cars as far as possible. 1. Meet up. We will meet at 11 am at the Holme Fen posts (https://www.greatfen.org.uk/about-great-fen/heritage/holme-fen-posts), which are at TL 204895, on the right hand side as you … Continue reading EA: Holme and Woodwalton Fens, Peterborough

Y: Hayburn Wyke, Scarborough.

Meeting Place - Hayburn Wyke Hotel car park (Sat nav 54.35613 -0.45479 TA 00511 96716). There is ample park at Hayburn Wyke Newlands Rd, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0AU. Turn off the A171 at Cloughton, north of Scarborough, on to Newlands Road. Go through Cloughton Newlands, then take a right turn signposted to the … Continue reading Y: Hayburn Wyke, Scarborough.

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

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, 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

NW: North Cumbria

Keep the date! Details will be coming soon. Leader: Roger Golding

A: Ferns Identification, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Wales

Rhyd-y-Creuau Wales, United Kingdom

BPS SUPPORTED EVENT This event is run by the Field Studies Council. This Fern Identification course includes botany, ecology and identification of ferns in their natural habitats in North Wales. The three days of this course will be spent in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, looking at Pteridophytes: ferns and their … Continue reading A: Ferns Identification, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Wales

WS: Garden of Stephen Anderton in Forest Coalpit

Forest Coalpit Abergavenny, United Kingdom

Thursday 8th August. @ 10:30am to 5:00pm Visiting the garden of Stephen Anderton in Forest Coalpit, near Abergavenny, followed in the afternoon by investigating the nearby Coed y Cerrid Nature Reserve. Leader Brian Dockerill. Phone 07960593490 Email southwalesborders@ebps.org.uk

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.

Y: Hack Falls Wood, Grewelthorpe

Meeting Place – Visit to Hackfall Wood, between Masham and Grewelthorpe. Meet at the carpark on the road between Masham and Grewelthorpe SE 23067 77485 (54.19280 x -1.64790). Once again parking is rather limited, so arriving by 10am is recommended (Plan A), with 10.30 as latest start time. Going – Bit steep and slippery if … Continue reading Y: Hack Falls Wood, Grewelthorpe

N: BBC Gardeners World Fair

Audley End Saffron Walden, Essex, United Kingdom

BPS will be hosting a stand. We welcome any members to help out manning that stand. We would also appreciate any nice ferns to display on the stand. For information on this show contact: Gill & Bryan Smith

IT: Home visit to Stuart Worth

Stuart Worth Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Home visit to Stuart Worth’s collection in Ashampstead, Reading, Berkshire. Please let Peter Blake know in advance if you intend joining us there: peterblake1952@gmail.com

N&C: National meeting for the cultivar group

Julian Reed 19a Northdown Road, Kemsing, United Kingdom

All members are welcome on both days. Saturday 14th - Visit Julian Reed`s incredible collection. We will spend the morning in the Garden which houses the rarer plants of Plant Heritage National Collections of Polystichum and Polypodium as well as many Athyrium, Dryopteris and Selaginella as well as many unusual ferns. There are two green … Continue reading N&C: National meeting for the cultivar group

NW: Eggerslack Wood

Eggerslack Wood Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Joint meeting with the Wildflower Society Contact: Alison Evans

A: Plant Heritage

Julian Reed 19a Northdown Road, Kemsing, United Kingdom

BPS SUPPORTED EVENT: Plant Heritage Polypodium and Polystichum National Collections Open Day And much more! Plants for sale For information on this event contact Julian Reed

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

EA: INDOOR MEETING

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

Peter Blake’s and Nick Lodge’s Home and Garden Indoor meeting for presentations. To attend this meeting contact: Peter Blake

N: National Autumn meeting

World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The national autumn meeting will be hosted by the Natural History Museum in Liverpool. There will be special speakers More information will be coming soon! For information on this event contact: Alison Evans

Y: Annual General Meeting – RHS garden, Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Harlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Meeting place – In the main car parks at Harlow Carr at (Sat nav 53.98157 --1.57189 SE 28192 54023). Enter via the green gate in the main car park south of the main buildings or through the main entrance stating you are with the Yorkshire Fern Group and make you way to the Bramall Learning … Continue reading Y: Annual General Meeting – RHS garden, Harlow Carr, Harrogate

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