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October 2014


October 22, 2014 - November 2, 2014

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

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April 2015

GEP Andalucia 2015

April 30, 2015 - May 4, 2015
Hotel Montera Plaza, Avda. Carlos Cano s/n - 11370
Los Barrios, Cádiz Spain
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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 ferning after the official meeting. If you are interested in joining the GEP, please contact Ronnie Viane for further information.

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May 2015

Big Nature Day at the Natural History Museum

May 23, 2015
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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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)

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Ferns at Gardening Scotland

May 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston
Edinburgh, Scotland EH28 8NB United Kingdom
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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 Fund. If you get a chance to attend Gardening Scotland be sure to visit their show garden, and tell your gardening friends!

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June 2015

Society Day at RHS Wisley

June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

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 man the stand     2) to loan plants for a display Peter Blake has agreed to coordinate the stand, with help from Jude Lawton. Jennifer Ide…

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May 2016

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

May 24, 2016 - May 28, 2016
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital, Chelsea
London, SW3 4SL
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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 and manning the stand. Please contact Ann Robbins if you would like to be involved.

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June 2016

Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

June 18, 2016 - June 19, 2016
RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

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

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July 2016

Highfield House Open Garden

July 30, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Highfield House, Borders, Muirburn, Skirling
Biggar, ML12 6HL United Kingdom
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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 arrived, and also on the Victorian interest in Stumperies'. I gather there is a big one at Highgrove, established by Prince Charles. You are very…

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October 2016

Horticultural Tour: The Ferns of Japan

October 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

This is a fern tour of Japan that is run by Japan Specialized Group Tours, an organisation that is independent of the BPS. They ran a similar tour in 2014 that was very successful. Booking is available until April 2016 See full details of the tour here Cost of the tour $3650.00 per person with choice of single occupancy or double occupancy (twin) room Included in tour The price of the tour includes lodging with private baths in pleasant western…

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May 2018

A: Warburg Nature Reserve

May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Warburg Nature Reserve Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6BJ United Kingdom + Google Map

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 woodlands in the south east, in a beautiful setting. If you’d like more information, or intend to come, please email Nick Hhards

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