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May 2019

N: Isle of Wight

May 17 - May 19
Channel View Hotel, Hope Road
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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Draft programme (venues and times may change) Meeting Centre and general information We will use, as an informal base, the Channel View Hotel (email: enquiries@channelviewhotel.co.uk). Nowhere on the island is a long drive one of the ferry ports from the mainland; Portsmouth – Ryde is the shortest link, and closest to Shanklin. Shanklin is also at the end of the quaint railway line from Ryde Pier head station. There is a huge choice of accommodation in Shanklin, but it is…

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June 2019

N: Plant Society Show, RHS Wisley

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

For a couple of years now, we have been supporting this weekend-long event which showcases a variety of plant societies, and BPS will again have a stand here. With a large display of ferns, we will be promoting the appreciation of ferns, fern growing and of course, the benefits of being a member of BPS. This year we particularly need tender ferns and selaginellas to display. If you would like to be involved in helping or loaning ferns, contact Jude.…

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NW: Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road
Southport, PR9 7NE
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Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road, Southport, PR9 7NE and Michael Hayward's garden L23 8TQ The Fernery in Churchtown is a Grade II listed Victorian building, first opened in 1876. During 2018, a major replanting exercise was undertaken following a large donation of rare ferns from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. By car – the postcode takes you to the front gate of the park, where there is often roadside parking. Otherwise, further north along Botanic Road turn left on…

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July 2019

N: Oxfordshire Gardens

July 6 - July 7
Hidcote, Hidcote Bartrim
near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6LR United Kingdom
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This will be a weekend meeting starting on the Saturday morning at NT Hidcote Manor (OK – it is in Gloucestershire!!), then Alastair and Margaret Urquart’s garden in the afternoon. On Sunday, we will visit Oxford Botanic Garden and Waterperry Gardens.

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WS: The garden of Tim Brock and Cors Caron National Nature Reserve

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tim Brock, Delfryn
Pentre Rhew, Ceredigion SY25 6SB
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We last visited Tim and his garden in 2014 when, despite him having not lived there very long, his collection of Asplenium scolopendrium cultivars was already well established. Since then the collection has expanded, not least as a result of his extensive hybridisations, and he has now added a 30` by 10` shade tunnel. Beyond this collection Tim grows a wide range of other ferns and plants. We will meet at his house, Delfryn, Pentre Rhew, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion,…

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August 2019

N: BPS at Wisley 2019

August 3 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 4:00 pm
RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

Displays of unusual tender and garden ferns with an interesting range of ferns for sale. Take part in free propagation demonstrations, tours of the Wisley fern plantings and meet our friendly experts for a chat and advice on the planting, care and use of ferns in all parts of the garden. RHS Wisley

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WS: The Troserch woods and the garden of Susan Lewis

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Troserch Woods SA14 8AQ + Google Map

Also in 2014 we hosted a BPS National Meeting. One of the days was particularly successful but unfortunately few local members were able to attend and so we have arranged to repeat the event. For the Troserch Woods we will meet at 10.30am. in the village of Allt where a footpath to the woods starts at SN557025. Here we expect to see Dryopteris aemula along with great quantities of many of the commoner woodland ferns of the region and several…

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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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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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October 2019

SE: Riverhill Himalayan Garden

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill
Sevenoaks, TN15 0RR
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This is a fascinating garden with a range of ferns volunteering all over the place and the BIG PLUS is they are replanting a large early 20th century rockery that is now in shade and this spring is being planted up with Ferns as a Fernery funny enough! Followed by lunch and talks and growing advice at the Sir Mark Collet Pavilion Kemsing Lunch will be provided

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