S: Linn Botanic Garden – note change of venue

Linn Botanic Garden Shore Rd, Cove, Helensburgh

The beautiful Linn Botanic Garden is at Cove Bay on the Rosneath Peninsula, west of Helensburgh. The garden was developed by plant hunters (and former BPS members) Dr. Jim Taggart and his son Jamie. Jamie died while plant hunting in Vietnam in autumn 2013. The garden closed following the death of Jim, in October 2020.  … Continue reading S: Linn Botanic Garden – note change of venue

NW: Ash Landing and Claife Heights, Windermere

Ash Landing & Claife Heights

Meet at the National Trust car park, SD 387 953, at 10.30am. The car ferry from Ferry Nab, Bowness, operates at approximately 20 minute intervals throughout the day, but note that there are sometimes queues, so if you intend to take that route it’s advisable to get there in plenty of time. See https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/highways-pavements/windermereferry.asp for … Continue reading NW: Ash Landing and Claife Heights, Windermere

M: Shiny Brook Clough and Featherbed Moss

Wessenden Head Reservoir Station Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire

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

SE: Back to Netherfield

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

WS: Old Court Nursery, Picton Garden, and a walk in the Malvern Hills

Old Court Nursery, Picton Garden Walwyn Rd, Malvern

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

N&CD: South Devon meeting

Cromwell Arms Bovey Tracey, Devon

Leader: Martin Rickard greatly assisted by Andy Byfield. Email: h.m.rickard@btinternet.com, Home tel. 01885 410729, mobile: 07389 708605. I am not comfortable with the mobile, only use it in an emergency! Weekend meeting to look at the native ferns (species and cultivars) and lycophytes, largely of eastern Dartmoor, but some options further afield may be on … Continue reading N&CD: South Devon meeting

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