At short notice, we are planning an extra fern outing, on Wednesday evening next week (25 May); a gentle stroll in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. We hope to see several interesting things: - Adder’s-tongue fern (Ophioglossum vulgatum). Not at all rare, but not often seen! - at least three different horse tails (including Equisetum fluviatile and … Continue reading S: Extra fern outing, Arthur’s Seat
Ophioglossum at Rockland St Mary More information will be available at a later time
We will visit the recently restored Victorian fernery at Hospitalfield House. Then walk north along the coastal path, admiring the scenery and looking for Asplenium marinum. More information will be available closer to the meeting. Please contact Mary for more information or if you would like to join Leader: Mary Gibby (email@example.com)
16th–19th June - Gardeners World Live, NEC, B/ham (to be confirmed)
Titterstone Clee Hill lies about 7 miles to the east of Ludlow at SO 59145 77934 and is an isolated hill, the highest point in Shropshire, with fine views and an excellent fern flora. We have visited as a group once before but back in 2010 and such a good site is well worth a … Continue reading WS: Titterstone Clee Hill, Shropshire
Specialist Plant Societies Show, RHS Wisley BPS Fern Display Weekend This provides an opportunity for societies such as ours to “showcase” our activities. Please contact Jude Lawton if you can help or bring ferns, or for more details. RHS hope this meeting will go ahead, and if so, we will participate.
Leader James Richardson In the footsteps of the Stansfields. Abraham Stansfield started a fern nursery in Todmorden (1841) before moving it to Sale. His grandson, Fredrick Stansfield, became the first president of the BPS (1891). In 2017 Todmorden in Bloom planned and planted a fernery in the centre of Todmorden to commemorate the town’s historical … Continue reading M: Todmorden and Patmos Gardens
25th June - The King’s Forest, Leader: Alan Leslie More information will be available at a later date
Update PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CHANGE OF DATE due to a large music festival taking place in Eskdale. So our meeting will now be held a week earlier, i.e. 1st - 3rd July 2022 Other details remain as before. The plan is to meet lunchtime on Friday 1st for an afternoon visit, for those … 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. More information to come.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com)
South Devon Exact dates and locations depend, on amongst other things, available car parking spaces. Please register your interest with Martin Rickard for more details. 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.
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 (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.