Yorkshire Group – AGM, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

10.00: Classroom open to set up plant sales, and discuss topics of interest over a cup of coffee. 10.30: Activity to be arranged 12.30: Lunch 14.00: AGM 15.30: Tea, members’ slides, plant sales AGM meeting place – Learning Centre at the RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

Rookwood 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft , United Kingdom

Saturday 31st October: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad, Suffolk Meeting place: Rookwood, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3PT Time: 12:00 Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular … Continue reading EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

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

EA: Flitwick Moor and Mick & Linda Craddock’s Garden

Flitwick Moor & Folly Wood Maulden Road , United Kingdom

Meeting place: Flitwick Moor & Folly Wood NR car park Grid ref: TL046354. Entrance off Maulden Road at Folly Farm, follow track to car park. Lunch; Bring packed lunch, to be taken at Mick and Linda’s garden, 40 Russell Drive, Ampthill MK45 2TX We will meet at Flitwick Moor, a Beds, Cambs & Northants WT … Continue reading EA: Flitwick Moor and Mick & Linda Craddock’s Garden

Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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

NW: Aira Force

Aira Force A592, Watermillock, , Penrith , Cumbria, United Kingdom

Aira Force – car park at NY 401 201 – National Trust car park so bring your membership cards (£7 for 4 hours and £9 all day) . The idea is to explore the area between the falls. Let me know if you are intending to come so we can keep you up to date … Continue reading NW: Aira Force

125th Anniversary National Meeting – South Lakes

Crooklands nr Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Area: Southern Lake District. Dates: Sunday 3rd July to Saturday 9th July inclusive. Organiser: Alec Greening. A week-long meeting which is based at the birth place of the Society. The programme involves visiting National Collections, field visits for rare ferns and garden visits. There will be some evening talks and a celebratory dinner on the … Continue reading 125th Anniversary National Meeting – South Lakes

Scottish Group – Benmore Botanic Garden Bioblitz

Benmore Botanic Gardens Argyll, Benmore, United Kingdom

‘In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery.’ One of its highlights is the impressive restored Victorian Fernery. Well worth a visit. Participate in recording the native ferns at Benmore and/or help present ferns to the public and/or simply … Continue reading Scottish Group – Benmore Botanic Garden Bioblitz

WX: Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard 37 Lower Bere Wood, Waterlooville

This is a chance to see my fern collection, in my garden in Waterlooville and at my allotment in Portsmouth We will meet in the morning at 11:00 at my house Florida will give us an early lunch and then we can decamp to the allotment in Portsmouth On the way we will stop off … Continue reading WX: Andrew Leonard

Highfield House Open Garden

Highfield House, Borders Muirburn, Skirling, Biggar, United Kingdom

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

Southport Flower Show 2016

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport, United Kingdom

BPS will have a stand in the “Societies Tent” promoting the Society, demonstrating spore propagation and answering questions from visitors. There are also a number of fern display categories in which you could win prizes for your ferns. Please email me if you would like to help

EA: The Plantation Garden, Norwich and Peter Blake & Nick Lodge’s Garden

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Meeting place: 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich NR2 3DP (Peter Blake will provide parking permits on the day). Lunch; Peter & Nick are providing a light lunch After parking we will walk to the nearby Plantation Garden in Earlham Road. (Admission fee will be paid from EA group funds). The group last visited the garden … Continue reading EA: The Plantation Garden, Norwich and Peter Blake & Nick Lodge’s Garden

SE&EA: Redgrave Fen, Suffolk

Redgrave and Lopham Fen Low Common Road, South Lopham, United Kingdom

Meeting place: NNR car park, Low Common Road, South Lopham, Diss IP22 2HX. Grid ref: TM052802 Lunch: Packed lunch This large reserve has a range of diverse habitats some of which are very ferny. As well as ferns there is a plethora of rare flora and fauna to see and we shall spend most of … Continue reading SE&EA: Redgrave Fen, Suffolk

SE: End of Season Meeting and Members’ Slideshows

Roundabout Wood Sandhurst Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom

10:30 Roundabout Wood Footpath entrance off Sandhurst Park TN2 3SZ between the two closes Sandhurst Close and Parkwood Close, Near High Brooms Station. We meet at this interesting wood that has a number of ferns and interesting habitats and rare for Kent Equisetum sylvaticum! If that does not ensure a good turnout nothing will. Geoffrey … Continue reading SE: End of Season Meeting and Members’ Slideshows

South Wales & Borders Group: Dinas Powis and Dyffryn Gardens

Dinas Powis Vale of Glamorgan

Polypodies in Dinas Powis and Victorian style fernery at Dyffryn Gardens, Glamorgan The national society visited the Polypodies of Dinas Powis way back in 1990, when they saw all three species and even managed to spy plants of the cultivar P. australe ‘Richard Kayes’, which was first recorded from this location even further back in … Continue reading South Wales & Borders Group: Dinas Powis and Dyffryn Gardens

S: Ascog Fernery workday

Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom

Meet at the ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay, for the 10.15 ferry. I expect to return by the 4 pm ferry. We will car pool, to take as few cars across as possible. Ascog Fernery is now owned by Karin and Michael Burke. The plan is to assist in keeping the ferns in good condition, … Continue reading S: Ascog Fernery workday

N: Azores 2017

Hotel Canadiano Rua do Contador 24 A, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal

This is a week long trip to Sao Miguel with a good chance of seeing all the native and introduced ferns of the island We shall be visiting the ferns in the countryside and also some of the gardens of Sao Miguel, particularly the Terra Nostra Garden We shall also do a bit of tourism … Continue reading N: Azores 2017

S: NTS Arduaine Garden, Arduaine, Oban, Argyll

Arduaine Garden Arduaine, Oban, Argyll, United Kingdom

Arduaine Garden (NM 798 105) has a large collection of exotic ferns growing outside, and quite a few natives too. There is also a conservatory with several tender ferns and tree ferns. There is a charge for non-members of NTS: £6.00 (£5.00 for seniors). BYO packed lunch or eat lunch at the Chartroom 2 Bistro … Continue reading S: NTS Arduaine Garden, Arduaine, Oban, Argyll

WS: National Museum of Wales Herbarium and a garden visit

Brian and Sue Dockerill 19 Westfield Road, Pontypridd, United Kingdom

We have arranged with Sally Whyman, the Botany Curator at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, to visit the herbarium at the museum. She will have available international, and especially Welsh, herbarium specimens and we will have the opportunity to seek out material of particular interest to members of the group. She will also show … Continue reading WS: National Museum of Wales Herbarium and a garden visit

EA: Wayland Wood, Watton, Urban Jungle Nursery and Crete Lodge Exotic Garden, Norfolk

Wayland Wood Watton, United Kingdom

Meeting place: Wayland Wood, Watton IP25 6HN. Car park off A1075 at Grid ref TL9226,9959 Lunch: At Urban Jungle Nursery Café or packed lunch Wayland Wood is a Norfolk Wildlife Trust ancient woodland SSSI nature reserve with a rich ground flora. We will lunch at Urban Jungle Nursery where good food is served in their … Continue reading EA: Wayland Wood, Watton, Urban Jungle Nursery and Crete Lodge Exotic Garden, Norfolk

SE&EA: Marline Valley, near Hastings, and ghylls near Crowhurst

Napier Road Napier Road, Hastings, United Kingdom

Our next meeting will be in Hastings, East Sussex. We will explore Marline Wood, on the western edge of Hastings, a Nature Reserve (and SSSI) managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Meet at 10.30a.m. and park in Napier Road, which is off Queensway (A2690), a relatively new relief road. (TQ 784121) This wood is a … Continue reading SE&EA: Marline Valley, near Hastings, and ghylls near Crowhurst

N: BPS Display Weekend, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

Last year, the Society put on a two today event for the RHS, in the Gallery of the Glasshouse at Wisley. This was appreciated by the RHS, and was very successful for us. It increased our profile with the general public, gained us new members – and was fun as well! We are doing it … Continue reading N: BPS Display Weekend, RHS Wisley

NW: Scutchers Acres, near Burscough and Steve Coleman’s garden, Maghull

Forest View Flax Ln Lathom, Burscough, Ormskirk, United Kingdom

Joint with Liverpool Botanical Society Meeting place: car parking at the end of private driveway near greenhouses,Forest View (off Flax Lane,L40 5TD). SD 451 108. Look out for arrowed signs NWF/LBS pointing in off east side of lane and north side of river. Scutchers Acres is a conservation area with a good range of woodland … Continue reading NW: Scutchers Acres, near Burscough and Steve Coleman’s garden, Maghull

EA: The Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex and Paul Spracklin’s garden, Benfleet

Kelvedon Hatch School Road, Kelvedon Hatch, United Kingdom

Meeting place: School Road, Kelvedon Hatch near Brentwood, CM15 0DH. Grid ref. TQ5722,9824. Footpath opposite Junction of Mill Lane. Please park in road with consideration of residents. Lunch: Packed lunch This area of Essex woodland has recently been found to host one of the most diverse selections of ferns in the county. We should see … Continue reading EA: The Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex and Paul Spracklin’s garden, Benfleet

S: Annual Indoor Meeting

50 Liberton Brae 50 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Programme 10:30: Arrival, coffee, greetings 11.00: Tour of the garden 12.00: Plant sales & Book sales 12:30: Lunch 13.15: David Tricker (RBGE) 'Plant hunting excursions; ferns in China, Taiwan and Nepal' 14:00: Max Brown (University of Edinburgh) ‘Perspectives on parasitism of ferns’ 14:45: Review of 2017 programme 15:00: Planning the Scottish Group Programme for 2018 … Continue reading S: Annual Indoor Meeting

EA&SE: Winter Indoor Meeting 2017

Julian Reed 19a Northdown Road, Kemsing, United Kingdom

Meet at Northdown Rd and have a wander round my garden All weather footwear recommended. Change of footwear for the pavilion, my garden is clay and gets sticky Move to Sir Mark Collett Pavilion, Heaverham Rd, Kemsing, Sevenoaks TN15 6NE for lunch and a fascinating talk by Alison Alison Paul, Curator of Pteridophytes at the … Continue reading EA&SE: Winter Indoor Meeting 2017

S: Brodick Castle Gardens, Isle of Arran

CalMac Ferries Ardrossan Harbour Rd, Ardrossan, United Kingdom

Brodick Castle is run by the National Trust for Scotland; formerly owned by the Hamilton family it comprises the castle (currently closed for renovations), gardens, country park and Goat Fell. The gardens are sheltered, south facing and benefit from the Gulf Stream. The mild, wet (very wet) climate is perfect for ferns. Highlights include large … Continue reading S: Brodick Castle Gardens, Isle of Arran

N: Plant Societies Weekend 2018

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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. … Continue reading N: Plant Societies Weekend 2018

N: Leicestershire

The Riverbank B&B 7 Sileby Road, Mountsorrel, United Kingdom

The meeting will be based in Mountsorrel, a small town on the old A6 road between Leicester and Loughborough, and on the Soar Navigation (river and canal (River Trent to Leicester)). Nearby is the Great Central Railway heritage line. Mainline trains run frequently to Loughborough (better than Leicester) (two per hour, although not evenly spaced). … Continue reading N: Leicestershire

EA: Oulton Broad

Raveningham Hall , United Kingdom

Meeting at Raveningham Hall, NR14 6NS. Sir Nicholas Bacon, President of the RHS, will guide us around his ‘Stumpery’ established in 2016. Lunch provided in the Smith’s garden (NR32 3PT) in Oulton Broad. Many of you will be familiar with Bryan and Gill’s fantastic garden of ferns and exotic plants, and with Gill’s lunches! More … Continue reading EA: Oulton Broad

EA: Cockshoot Broad

Cockshoot Broad , United Kingdom

Cockshoot Broad boardwalk (dependant on river level), Thelypteris palustris Lunch provided and visit to Rosie Steele’s Garden, Coltishall, NR12 7AW Rosie has a large collection of cultivars of Polystichum setiferum, Asplenium scolopendrium and polypodies in a large and very interesting garden More details to follow (especially about parking at both venues)

WS: John Massey’s garden at Ashwood Nurseries

Ashwood Nurseries Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Tour of John Massey’s garden at Ashwood Nurseries followed by indoor meeting. Leaders: John Massey (Garden), Brian and Sue Dockerill (Indoor Meeting) John Massey has recently become ever more interested in ferns and, as with everything in his garden, these are grown to a very high standard. His fern meeting held last year, with speakers … Continue reading WS: John Massey’s garden at Ashwood Nurseries

NW: Celebrating Sally

Brantwood, Coniston Lake Road, Coniston, United Kingdom

Information about the event at Brantwood to celebrate the life of Sally Beamish

N: BPS Display Weekend 2018

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

Following the successes of our 125th Anniversary Display Weekend in the main glasshouse at Wisley in July 2016 and again in August 2017, we have been invited by RHS to repeat this. We will have a fine display of ferns, fern cultivation, fern merchandise and fern sales to promote BPS and pteridology. Please contact Julian … Continue reading N: BPS Display Weekend 2018

N: Southport Flower Show 2018

Southport Botanic Gardens Churchtown, Southport, United Kingdom

Once again, BPS will have a stand here promoting the Society, demonstrating spore propagation and answering questions from visitors. There will also be a number of fern display categories in which you could win prizes for your ferns. Please contact Michael if you would like to help or enter ferns.

SE: West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens , United Kingdom

Meet at in the car park at 11.30 entrance. The individual fee is about £9.00; group is £7.50 and will try and get this for you. Bring any plants you would like identifying or help with or think people would be interested in, even if it’s a frond, and we will meet up in the … Continue reading SE: West Dean Gardens

S: Annual Indoor Meeting, Bearsden, Glasgow

Alastair Wardlaw Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tour of the Wardlaw garden, coffee/tea and lunch provided! Including plant sales, book sales, fern-related presentations, and planning for 2018.

SE: 2018 Autumn Meeting

Scadbury Park St Paul’s Wood Hill

The autumn meeting this year will comprise a morning walk in a local wood where we will see a range of ferns including one alien. Lunch will be at 12:30 depending on the weather. At 13 Star Lane St Mary Cray Kent BR5 3LJ This will be followed by slide shows of this year’s trips … Continue reading SE: 2018 Autumn Meeting

EA: Indoor Meeting 2018

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

East Anglia group indoor meeting Lunch provided, indoor ferns to see, talks and slide-shows Parking permits will be needed, so I need to know who is coming at least 1 week in advance

N: Isle of Wight

Channel View Hotel Hope Road, Shanklin, United Kingdom

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 … Continue reading N: Isle of Wight

N: Plant Society Show, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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. … Continue reading N: Plant Society Show, RHS Wisley

NW: Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery

Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery Botanic Road, Southport

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 … Continue reading NW: Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery

N: Oxfordshire Gardens -Hidcote, Oxford Botanic Garden, Waterperry Garden and a great private garden

Hidcote Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Visits to fantastic gardens with lots of ferns, beautiful displays and friendly, ferny chat. Saturday AM- The BPS Oxfordshire garden tour 2019 will begin at Hidcote (Gloucestershire), one of the National Trust’s flagship gardens at 10.30am on Saturday. An opportunity to explore the garden and discover interesting ferns in this arts and crafts garden. 1pm … Continue reading N: Oxfordshire Gardens -Hidcote, Oxford Botanic Garden, Waterperry Garden and a great private garden

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

Tim Brock Delfryn, Pentre Rhew, Ceredigion

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

N: BPS at Wisley 2019

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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

N: Gardens in Germany

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 … Continue reading N: Gardens in Germany

NW: Annual General Meeting at Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere

Annual General Meeting at Holehird Gardens, Windermere The usual fare of Pteridological miscellanea, stretching talks and stimulating company. There will be plant sales (please bring as well as buy), displays and competitions for ferns in pots. Programme The 25th Annual General Meeting of the North West Group of the British Pteridological Society will be held … Continue reading NW: Annual General Meeting at Holehird Gardens

SE: Riverhill Himalayan Garden

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Riverhill, Sevenoaks

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 … Continue reading SE: Riverhill Himalayan Garden

Y: Annual General Meeting

Harlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Meeting place – In the main car parks at Harlow Carr at SE 28192 54023 (SatNav 53.98157 -1.57189). Enter via the green gate in the main car park south of the main buildings or through the main entrance stating you are with the Yorkshire Fern Group and make you way to the Bramall Learning Centre, … Continue reading Y: Annual General Meeting

S: Workday at Ascog Fernery

Ascog, Isle of Bute PA20 9EU Ascog Fernery, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, United Kingdom

Ascog Fernery workday, Isle of Bute Meet at the ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay at 9:45, for the 10.05 ferry to Rothesay. We expect to return by the 4 pm ferry. We will car pool, to take as few cars across as possible. Any donation of ferns is welcome! Food: bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee … Continue reading S: Workday at Ascog Fernery

NW: North Cumbria

Orton Moss Carlisle, United Kingdom

Roger Golding will lead a meeting in north Cumbria - including Orton Moss to see the royal fern, and Roger's garden in Bowness. More information will be posted later.

EA: Gill and Bryan Smith’s open garden – Cancelled

Gillian & Bryan Smith 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Further details of all these events will be made available nearer the time. Please let Peter Blake know if you wish to attend any of the events on: peterblake1952@gmail.com

N: Seattle, USA – Cancelled

Hosted by Sue Olsen from Seattle. A chance to spend a week visiting botanical gardens, private gardens and native fern sites in the north-west of the USA. Early booking through Julian Reed is strongly advisable

WS: Fibrex Nursery, Pebworth, Warwickshire – Cancelled

Fibrex Nursery Honeybourne Road, Pebworth,, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Leaders: Fibrex Nursery (am.) Angela Tandy and garden visit (pm.) Alistair and Margaret Urquhart Fibrex nursery needs no introduction to fern fans as the source of probably the widest range of plants available in the UK. As always, we can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome at the nursery from Angela. Alistair and Margaret’s Garden … Continue reading WS: Fibrex Nursery, Pebworth, Warwickshire – Cancelled

EA: Paul Spracklin’s open garden – Cancelled

paul spacklin's garden 42 Greenwood Avenue, South Benfleet

Paul Spracklin’s open garden. Further details of all these events will be made available nearer the time. Please let Peter Blake know if you wish to attend any of the events on: peterblake1952@gmail.com

S: Annual Indoor Meeting, Strathbungo, Glasgow – Postponed until 2021

House (and garden) of Chris Nicholson & Fiona MacKinnon 8 Moray Place, Strathbungo, Scotland, United Kingdom

Postponed until 2021, but please let us know if you would like to join in for a Zoom meeting. Contact: bridgetlaue@blueyonder.co.uk Arrive 10:30am. Tour of Chris Nicholson’s garden, and fern-related presentations. Includes plant sales, book sales, and planning for 2021. Coffee/tea and lunch provided! More information will be available closer to the event. All are … Continue reading S: Annual Indoor Meeting, Strathbungo, Glasgow – Postponed until 2021

N: AGM

This will be a vitual event. Please contact the Secretary (secretary@ebps.org.uk) to receive an invite to the event. AGENDA FOR 117th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The latest copy of the BPS Bulletin (Vol. 8, No. 6, distributed earlier this year) contains the minutes of the previous AGM, relevant to agenda item 2. It also contains the … Continue reading N: AGM

SE: Autumn end of season Meeting – Cancelled

Paul Reddy Hill Farm Oast, Yalding Hill, Yalding, Kent, United Kingdom

Leader: Peter Clare Meet at 10:30 to Visit Paul Reddy's home. This garden is a must see with his stumpery. This visit will be followed by lunch and talks and growing advice at the Sir Mark Collet Pavilion Kemsing, Heaverham Road, Kemsing, Kent TN15 6NE. This is about half an hour from Paul’s. Lunch will … Continue reading SE: Autumn end of season Meeting – Cancelled

MM: RHS Bridgewater

RHS Bridgewater off Leigh Road, Worsley, Manchester, United Kingdom

The aim is to have a site tour for part of the day and a field visit to look at ferns in the undeveloped parts of the garden for the rest of the time. For further information (see https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/bridgewater) Leaders Mike Canaway, (BPS) and James Hall (RHS). Off-path areas may be muddy according to weather … Continue reading MM: RHS Bridgewater

WS: Fibrex Nursery and the garden of Alistair and Margaret Urquhart

Fibrex Nursery Honeybourne Road, Pebworth, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Leaders: Fibrex Nursery (am.) Angela Tandy and garden visit (pm.) Alistair and Margaret Urquhart, Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Fibrex nursery needs no introduction to fern fans as the source of probably the widest range of plants available in the UK. As always, we can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome at the nursery from Angela. Alistair and … Continue reading WS: Fibrex Nursery and the garden of Alistair and Margaret Urquhart

EA: Paul Spracklin’s garden

paul spacklin's garden 42 Greenwood Avenue, South Benfleet

Visit to Paul Spracklin’s garden at: 42 Greenwood Avenue South Benfleet Essex SS7 1LD Bring a packed lunch. Please let Peter Blake know that you will be joining any of this event. Peterblake1952@gmail.com

EA: Danesbury Fernery Project

Danesbury Fernery North Ride, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

This will be a half-day visit to the Danesbury Fernery Restoration Project which the BPS has been following for several years. Please let me know if you are coming on peterblake1952@gmail.com Also, bring a packed lunch and use the following directions: https://danesburyfernery.org.uk/map-danesbury-fernery/

EA: Autumn meeting

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

East Anglia Autumn meeting at Peter and Nick’s house. 14 Mill Hill Road Norwich NR2 3DP Lunch provided. Please let Peter Blake know that you will be joining any of these events. Peterblake1952@gmail.com

SE: Netherfield and Winchelsea, East Sussex

netherfield Netherfield, United Kingdom

This looks like a fascinating day a visit to a re-wilding project near Netherfield and a visit to some great gardens in Winchelsea. Leader Steve Munyard. Bring a packed lunch please. We need to know numbers so please Contact Julian Reed to pre-book if you would like to come julianreed@waitrose.com. More details will be available … Continue reading SE: Netherfield and Winchelsea, East Sussex

S: Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Glasgow

Fossil Grove 51 Victoria Park Dr S, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Friends of Victoria Park hope to undertake another round of fern planting, to expand their outdoor fernery next to the famous tree clubmosses of Fossil Grove. BPS members have played a valuable role in designing and establishing the fernery, and our further efforts will be gratefully appreciated. Please let Andy know if you have … Continue reading S: Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Glasgow

N: Autumn Meeting, Glasgow Botanic Garden

Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, United Kingdom

As well as visiting the beautiful Glasgow Botanic Garden, there will be talks, booksales and merchandise sales, and to the Victoria Park Fossil Grove, as well as ferny visits elsewhere on the Saturday. The AGM will include an auction of fern books acquired by the society during 2021. If you are interested in obtaining a … Continue reading N: Autumn Meeting, Glasgow Botanic Garden

M: Tour and workday at Manchester University Botanical Grounds ‘The Firs’

Manchester University Botanical Grounds ‘The Firs’ Whitworth Lane, Fallowfield, United Kingdom

The aim is to have a site tour to see some glasshouse ferns, cacti and succulents etc. in ‘The Range’ and then to look at the filmy ferns in the Moss House where you’ll see some spectacular Killarney Fern doing its best. Then we’ll help site manager Oliver Hughes with some tasks outdoors where there’s … Continue reading M: Tour and workday at Manchester University Botanical Grounds ‘The Firs’

S: Hospitalfield Fernery, Arbroath and Coastal Path

Hospitalfield Fernery Westway, Arbroath, United Kingdom

We will visit the recently restored Victorian fernery at Hospitalfield House. Then walk north along the coastal path, admiring the scenery and looking for Asplenium marinum. More information will be available closer to the meeting. Please contact Mary for more information or if you would like to join Leader: Mary Gibby (mgibby@rbge.org.uk)

M: Todmorden and Patmos Gardens

Todmorden Lever Street, Todmorden, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Leader James Richardson In the footsteps of the Stansfields. Abraham Stansfield started a fern nursery in Todmorden (1841) before moving it to Sale. His grandson, Fredrick Stansfield, became the first president of the BPS (1891). In 2017 Todmorden in Bloom planned and planted a fernery in the centre of Todmorden to commemorate the town’s historical … Continue reading M: Todmorden and Patmos Gardens

WS: The National Botanic Garden of Wales

National Botanic Garden of Wales Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, United Kingdom

The BPS have been approached by the National Botanic Garden of Wales who are seeking advice on the construction of a series of ferneries within the garden. To be constructed over several years it’s hoped these will comprised three in number and focus in turn on Native Ferns, North American Ferns, and the Ferns of … Continue reading WS: The National Botanic Garden of Wales

NW: Ian Unsworth’s garden and Steve Colman’s garden; Athyrium cultivars

This is a garden meeting with a focus on Athyrium cultivars. Ian Unsworth has the National Collection of Athyrium, and Steve Coleman has a great garden stuffed with ferns including many Athyrium cultivars. We will meet at Steve Coleman's garden at 10am, and move on to Ian Unsworth's garden around lunchtime. Contact Ian Unsworth for … Continue reading NW: Ian Unsworth’s garden and Steve Colman’s garden; Athyrium cultivars

WS: Dryopteris submontana survey near Merthyr Tydfil and Dockerill’s garden near Pontypridd

Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club Cloth Hall Ln, Cefn-coed-y-cymmer, Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

The BPS is renewing its fern monitoring activities and we would like the local group to play a part. We have the ideal opportunity with the colony of Dryopteris submontana nearby just north of Merthyr Tydfil around SO 023 097. This is its most southerly site in the UK and so may well be vulnerable … Continue reading WS: Dryopteris submontana survey near Merthyr Tydfil and Dockerill’s garden near Pontypridd

EA: Bryan and Gill Smith’s garden

Gillian & Bryan Smith 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Bryan and Gill’s Smith’s garden More information will be available at a later time.

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, United Kingdom

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

EA: Indoor meeting – modified

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

‘Due to the drought in East Anglia and the disappearance of most ferns, the Churchyard Walk has been postponed until the spring of 2023. However the meeting will go ahead at the home of Peter and Nick, 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, NR2 3DP.   The meeting will start with Lunch provided at 1.00pm. There … Continue reading EA: Indoor meeting – modified

S: Annual Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh – cancelled

Bridget Laue 50 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh, Please select..., United Kingdom

Change in plans. Due to various complications we are going to cancel our annual autumn indoor meeting scheduled to Saturday 1 October. Hopefully we can continue as normal in 2023. However, the national autumn indoor meeting is to be held on the Sunday, 16 October at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This should be an interesting … Continue reading S: Annual Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh – cancelled

N&S: Autumn Meeting, Glasgow Botanic Garden

Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Welcome to the autumn indoor BPS meeting 10.00 Meet at Hopkirk Room, Glasgow Botanic Garden for Coffee/tea 10:15 Welcome – Michael Hutchinson 10:30-12:30 Guided tours of the gardens, glasshouses and Kibble Palace. Stevie Jacusz will give a demo of spore sowing 12:30 Lunch back in Hopkirk Room (also book sales and plant sales) 1:15 Introduction … Continue reading N&S: Autumn Meeting, Glasgow Botanic Garden

SE: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Yalding, Kent

Hill Farm Oast Yalding Hill, Yalding, Kent, United Kingdom

2022 Autumn end of season Meeting SE Group Visit Paul Reddy's house and garden. This garden is a must see with his Stumpery and a wide range of unusual shrubs and trees and arid plants Followed by lunch and talks Leader Julian Reed Let us know if you are coming. Contact julianreed@waitrose.com

GS: The Danesbury Fernery

Danesbury Fernery North Ride, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

The Danesbury Fernery, Victorian fernery of Pulhamite man-made rock in a Dell, restored since 2015. Mixed garden of ferns, wild and garden flowers. Of interest; Parsons’ Tanked fern bed, grotto, dropping well, ravine and bridge. Open 365 days in local Nature Reserve. The Fernery will be open to the National Gardens Scheme 8th and 10th … Continue reading GS: The Danesbury Fernery

WS: Stonehouse Cottage Garden & Nursery

Stone House Cottage Garde Church Lane, https://www.google.com/search?q=Stone+House+Cottage+Garde&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB871GB871&oq=Stone+House+Cottage+Garde&aqs=chrome..69i57j46i175i199i512j0i22i30j0i390l4.2670j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#:~:text=ChurchLane-,Kidderminster,-DY104BG

Co-ordinated by: Brian & Sue Dockerill A search for Stonehouse Cottage in our garden plants database shows how very many plants we have in the garden which came from this nursery. It also shows that we have visited on eleven occasions in the past – it seems impossible that a visit is not marked by … Continue reading WS: Stonehouse Cottage Garden & Nursery

CU: BPS Cultivar Group Meeting in South Wales

Picton Castle Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

This years Cultivar Group meeting will be taking place in South Wales on the weekend of the 12th to 13th August. We anticipate some people will still be travelling on Saturday and so, although we hope to arrange something for the morning for those of you already in the area, the main meeting will start … Continue reading CU: BPS Cultivar Group Meeting in South Wales

WS: Visiting Gloucestershire to the Garden of Val Bourne followed by Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum Moreton

Co-ordinated by: Brian & Sue Dockerill Any gardener who reads anything about their hobby will be familiar with Val’s name. From the mainstream gardening press to newspapers are found her fluently written, knowledgeable articles. She seems able to provide relevant information on any group of plants she turns her mind to. This visit to her … Continue reading WS: Visiting Gloucestershire to the Garden of Val Bourne followed by Batsford Arboretum

S: Ferns behind the scenes at RBGE

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Inverleith Row, Edinburgh

This will be on a weekday evening, 16:00-18:00. A complete renovation of the glasshouses at RBGE is happening over the next few years. This enormous undertaking has meant that all plants, including ferns, have had to be cleared out to temporary housing, and the glasshouses are closed to the public. We will be given a … Continue reading S: Ferns behind the scenes at RBGE

EA: Cambridge University Botanical Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside, Cambridge

Luigi Leone and others, Growing Cheilanthes Packed lunch needed. Consider using Cambridge ‘Park and Ride’ service or train to Cambridge station.

S: Annual Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh

Bridget Laue 50 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh, Please select..., United Kingdom

Our final meeting of the year, the annual autumn meeting of the Scottish group of the BPS, is scheduled for Saturday 30 September. This year, we will be at my house: 50 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh, EH16 6AF Starting at 10:30am, we will have the usual garden tour, and sales of fern books and plants. After … Continue reading S: Annual Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh

SE: End of Season meeting

LUCAS MEMORIAL HALL The Street, Waldron, East Sussex

Our final meeting of this year , will be held on the 21st of October at Waldron , which is a small village about a mile South West of Heathfield, East Sussex. Leader, Peter Clare We will meet at 10.30 am at the LUCAS MEMORIAL HALL The Street, Waldron, Nr The Street, Waldron, East Sussex … Continue reading SE: End of Season meeting

A: Hardy Plant Society: Shade and Woodland Plants Group

Colwall Park Hotel Walwyn Road, Malvern, United Kingdom

BPS SUPPORTED EVENT The Shade and Woodland Plants Group is part of the Hardy Plant Society. It’s tenth AGM and meeting will be in Colwall, a village on the western slopes of the picturesque Malvern Hills, a couple of miles from the centre of Great Malvern in Herefordshire. The day will start in the Hampton … Continue reading A: Hardy Plant Society: Shade and Woodland Plants Group

IT: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside, Cambridge

Meet in the teaching room near the main Brookside Gate. Tour of tropical ferns and greenhouses. For free entry please let Peter Blake know two weeks beforehand, otherwise there will be an entry fee at the gate. To attend this meeting contact: Peter Blake

WS: Garden of Pam Meecham and Neil Hall

Pam Meecham and Neil Hall Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Visiting the garden of Pam Meecham and Neil Hall, near Stroud in Gloucestershire, followed in the afternoon with the nursery and garden of Pan Global Plants, Frampton-on-Severn. Leader: Brian Dockerill. Phone 07960593490 Email southwalesborders@ebps.org.uk

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