Tatton Flower Show

Tatton Park Tatton Park, Tatton, Cheshire East

The BPS hope to have a stand RHS Tatton Park Flower Show website

Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport

A chance for you to help at the show, enthuse to the public about ferns and / or display your ferns Southport Flower Show website

Guided Fern Walks at NT Nymans

Nymans National Trust Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August, 11am and 2pm Learn about our British native ferns, and enjoy a walk in the beautiful woods at Nymans. There is a very special fern flora here, with ferns normally only seen further west. We will take you through the steps in fern identification, so that you will recognise our common ferns, … Continue reading Guided Fern Walks at NT Nymans


This event is supported by, but not organised by, the BPS

GEP Andalucia 2015

Hotel Montera Plaza Avda. Carlos Cano s/n - 11370, Los Barrios, Cádiz

The official part of the excursion will be based at Los Barrios (N of Algeciras) at the Hotel Montera Plaza which offers rooms (incl. breakfast) for €30 per person/night. There is the intention to organize a meeting with local botanists who will give a talk about the region. There may be an opportunity for further … Continue reading GEP Andalucia 2015

Big Nature Day at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London

The British Pteridological Society will be attending this year's Big Nature Day. Come along and talk to our experts and find out everything you always wanted to know about ferns. More details will be coming soon. Big Nature Day is hosted by the Natural History Museum (London)

Ferns at Gardening Scotland

Royal Highland Centre Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland

Five enthusiastic garden design students from Edinburgh Botanic Gardens will be presenting a Show Garden featuring ferns at Gardening Scotland, 29-31 May 2015, at the Royal Highland Showground in Edinburgh. The title of the design is: ‘A Cryoptogamic journey… from Edinburgh to Logan’. The BPS are supporting this project with a grant from the Centenary … Continue reading Ferns at Gardening Scotland

Society Day at RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

Attached are details of a Society Day at RHS Wisley on 19-21 June. It’s a very good opportunity to present the Society and its activities to members of other plant societies, and to members of the public visiting Wisley (who by definition should have an interest in plants). We need a few volunteers:     1) to … Continue reading Society Day at RHS Wisley

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

It’s been 25 years since BPS ‘did’ Chelsea (and then for our 100th Anniversary). Our application for a stand at Chelsea Flower Show has been successful. We have a large corner stand, and our theme will be ‘Ferns in your garden and conservatory’. We need members to help in various ways – including providing plants … Continue reading RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

BPS will again have a stand at this event which showcases a variety of plant societies. We will be promoting the appreciation of ferns, fern growing and of course, the benefits of being a member of BPS. Please email me if you would like to help

Highfield House Open Garden

Highfield House, Borders Muirburn, Skirling, Biggar

We are opening our garden to the public on Saturday, 30 July, 3 to 6pm, for teas, etc., as a fundraiser for Save the Children. The garden features a grass-cut labyrinth, market garden, apiary and a stumpery. We will be having an exhibit on the history of the house from 1870 to 1999, when we … Continue reading Highfield House Open Garden

A: Warburg Nature Reserve

Warburg Nature Reserve Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The Abingdon Naturalists Society have arranged for BPS member Nick Hards to lead a fern identification afternoon at Warburg Nature Reserve near Henley, Oxfordshire, at 2 pm on 20 May. Visitors who are BPS members will be welcome. This will be an opportunity to brush up on the common lowland species which are found in … Continue reading A: Warburg Nature Reserve

SE&A: Orlestone Forest

Orlestone Forest Malthouse Lane, Warehorne

Joint meeting with the Kent Botanical Recording Group Leader: Alfie Gay A meeting to add to our fern records and also give members a chance to see Osmunda regalis (Royal fern) at a site which probably has the best claim out of all the sites in Kent of being a native one. Alfie’s discovery of … Continue reading SE&A: Orlestone Forest

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

Benmore Botanic Gardens Argyll, Benmore

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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