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August 2019

NW: Glencoyne, Ullswater

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Glencoyne Ullswater, + Google Map

Glencoyne, Ullswater NY3871 1790 Dryopteris affinis complex , plenty of examples of these with some challenging individuals! and including borreri, cambrensis , affinis, paleaceolobata, D. filix mas a very foliose form, Polypodium vulgare, Polystichum setiferum, Athyrium filix-femina, Pteridium aquilinum, Blechnum spicant, Cryptogramma crispa, Oreopteris limbosperma, Dryopteris dilatata, Asplenium trichomanes. We do not think Glencoyne Woods have been recorded before – so, an exploratory meeting. Packed lunch. Walking boots. Leader: Trevor Lowis

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A: Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Benmore Fernery

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Benmore Botanic Gardens, Argyll
Benmore, PA23 8QU United Kingdom
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Mary Gibby (former President of the BPS) wrote the guide to the restored Victorian Fernery at Benmore Gardens (north of Dunoon). She will lead a tour of the fernery. Starts at 14:00. Booking essential. For more details, see: https://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/walk-benmore-fernery-10-years-on/29079

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September 2019

N: Gardens in Germany

September 3 - September 11

FACHGRUPPE FARNE (SPECIAL GROUP FERNS) & The British Pteriological Society Bus Tour of Fern Gardens in Germany The German fern friends invite you to come to our following gardens: The tour will cost you €1,173.00 per person in a doubleroom Single room supplement €290.00 Half board €169.00 If there are only 20 participants it will cost €1,295.00 p.p. + €290.00 for a single room The costs are for 10 overnightstays with breakfast in the above mentioned hotels, the bus with…

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N: Llangollen, Wales

September 14 - September 15

This meeting will be based in Llangollen, North Wales. Although in North Wales, it’s near the border, and has easy access from Chester, and Manchester and the West Midlands. It is a small town, with fantastically beautiful scenery, and the centre for the Llangollen canal and Froncsyllte aqueduct World Heritage Site. As it is justifiably very popular, early booking is essential, especially since there is a railway gala on the Llangollen steam railway that weekend. Draft programme (subject to change,…

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Y: Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Castle Eden Dene SR8 1NJ + Google Map

Meeting Place – NNR car park as shown on the Reserve leaflet attached to the meetings programme, and on the website below. NZ 42798 39363 (SatNav 54.74836 -1.33836). Going – Moderate Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots Notes – New site so who knows what we might find. It will be recce'd so might not be all surprises. Leader – Barry Wright. .

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S: Doors Open Day at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Rd
Glasgow, G12 0UE United Kingdom
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A two day event - 21 and 22 September. This will include tours of the filmy fern house (not usually open to the public), and demonstrations of fern cultivation and spore sowing. There will be ferns books on display, and BPS book sales, in the library (Saturday only). We will have BPS Information and Activity Stands in the Kibble Palace. Help from BPS members would be much appreciated: volunteers are needed on the stands to talk to members of the…

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SE&W: A Magical Mystery Tour

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Jo and Ashley Basil, 14 Royden Lane
Boldre, Hampshire SO41 8PE United Kingdom
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Arrive for a cup of tea and then we will revisit Royden Wood on foot, using a different route to the past Leave the cars at Jo and Ashley’s Lunch at the Red Lion Pub or bring a picnic lunch. Afternoon some interesting sites These meetings are always fun and we see a different range of ferns and contary to popular belief there are some fern cultivars in Jo’s garden! Bring wellies

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MM: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Jodrell Bank SK11 9DL + Google Map

A work day at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. Leader Yvonne Golding yvonne@buxtonhouse.free-online.co.uk. Meet at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. See http://www.jodrellbank.net for directions and further information. Please bring any spare ferns for planting. 10.30-11 Arrival tea/coffee/admin 11-12.30 Carry out task 12.30-1.30 Lunch: packed lunch or café 1.30-3pm Continue and complete task 3pm Finish and return tools 3.15-5pm Volunteers free to look around Discovery Centre

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S: Annual Indoor Meeting

September 28
Highfield House, Borders, Muirburn, Skirling
Biggar, ML12 6HL United Kingdom
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Garden tour, book and plant sales, fern-related presentations. Further details will be available prior to the event.

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October 2019

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stoke Bliss And Kyre Village Hall, Stoke Bliss
Tenbury Wells, WR15 8RR United Kingdom
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Our theme for this year’s finale will be Polypodiums. It will be held at Stoke Bliss and Kyre Village Hall near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire (on the B4214 between Tenbury Wells and Bromyard). There will be a number of talks starting around 11:00 with coffee at 10:30am. A cold buffet lunch will be available, so it would be useful if you could let Martin know you are coming. About 2:00pm there will be a visit to Martin’s garden which is…

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