East Anglia Group – Winter Indoor Meeting

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

Please note the change of date. We apologise for any inconvenience. Oulton Broad, Suffolk Gill and Bryan Smith are hosting this years meeting.  Our speaker will be BPS president John Edginton. Lunch will be served. A £2 contribution to costs will be appreciated.

Website Training Day

This will be an opportunity to spend a day learning how the BPS website works and how you can get involved with it. Do not worry about your level of computer literacy, as you will be shown all you need to be able to contribute. All you need is the desire. You can come for … Continue reading Website Training Day

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

Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport

The Society will have a stand in the “Societies Tent” promoting the BPS, demonstrating spore propagation and answering questions from visitors. There are also a number of fern display categories where you could win prizes for your ferns. Please offer to help Michael and the “Team” if you can; it is always fun and is … Continue reading Southport Flower Show

South Wales & Borders Group – Picton Castle Gardens

Picton Castle Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Visit to Picton Castle Gardens in Pembrokeshire, with indoor meeting. For our final visit of the year we are going to the far south west of our range to visit a fern garden in balmy Pembrokeshire. There are ferns throughout this large and varied garden, but they are particularly notable in the wooded areas, where … Continue reading South Wales & Borders Group – Picton Castle Gardens

SE: Autumn end of season meeting

Emmetts Garden Ide Hill, Sevenoaks

Saturday October 3rd, 2015. 10.30 a.m. Autumn end of season meeting - Emmetts garden, Ide Hill near Sevenoaks, Kent, then at Pat Acock’s house, 13 Star Lane, St Mary Cray, Kent, BR5 3LJ. Leader: Pat Acock Emmetts belongs to the National Trust. Set in woodlands that are rich in fern interest in their own right … Continue reading SE: Autumn end of season meeting

Yorkshire Group – AGM, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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

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.

Autumn Indoor Meeting

Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow

This will be our lead-in to the celebrations of BPS’s 125th anniversary in 2016. The theme will be ‘Major Milestones in Pteridology’ with a number of talks on ‘fern science’ in the morning and ‘fern growing’ in the afternoon.

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

Rookwood 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

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

EA: Winter Indoor Meeting

Tim Pyner 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea

Saturday 30th January 2016. Winter Indoor Meeting, Southend, Essex Meeting place: 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX Time: 12.00 Tim Pyner will be hosting our winter meeting. This year past president and current editor of the Fern Gazette Professor Mary Gibby has very kindly agreed to give a talk on a fern related subject. … Continue reading EA: Winter Indoor Meeting

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

Chromosome Workshop

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Inverleith Row, Edinburgh

To be held in the teaching laboratory, RBGE, between 10.00 - 15.30, the aim of the workshop will be to introduce participants to the traditional method of making chromosome counts on ferns first described by Irene Manton in her 1950 book, ‘Cytology and Evolution in the Pteridophyta’. The workshop will include an introduction to cell … Continue reading Chromosome Workshop

BPS 125th Anniversary Display

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

We have been invited by RHS to have a weekend-long display at Wisley to celebrate our 125th Anniversary and promote BPS. We will have 3 indoor stands, and RHS will be inaugurating their new fern beds. Please email if you would like to help. Please meet at Garden Entrance at 10:00 on both days

Cultivar Day

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

During this 1-day meeting, the Cultivar Group has arranged for us to view the fern cultivars in the garden. In particular though, there will be an opportunity to see the fern herbarium collection to which Graham Ackers devoted a considerable amount of time and energy. Please meet at Garden Entrance at 10:00 for plant swap. … Continue reading Cultivar Day

Southport Flower Show 2016

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport

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

SE: End of Season Meeting and Members’ Slideshows

Roundabout Wood Sandhurst Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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

Ferns & Fossils

World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool

Read the flyer This popular BPS ‘roadshow’ will once again display a wide variety of ferns and their fossil ancestors to the public, only this time it will be at the home of the BPS Archive. There will be hands-on activities for all ages, and we will need volunteers to promote ferns and the BPS. … Continue reading Ferns & Fossils

Scottish Group – AGM

Muirburn Biggar

10:30: Arrival, coffee, greetings 11.00: Tour of the garden 12.00: Plant sales & Book sales 12:30: Lunch 13.15:Programme to be arranged 15:00: Planning the Scottish Group Programme for 2017 15.30: Tea 16.00: Meeting closes

Yorkshire Group – AGM

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

Annual General Meeting 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, Oulton Broad

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

Meeting place: Rookwood, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3PT Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos of fern meetings, ferny holidays and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular plant sale. Lunch will be provided, … Continue reading EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad

Autumn Indoor Meeting 2016

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

view the flyer As a finale to our 125th celebrations, there will be a number of talks on the theme ‘Looking to the Future’. We hope to include, for example, scientific developments, cultivation and cultivar developments, “what’s new” generally, and the future of BPS. Program Also available:    •   Fern book sales    •   BPS … Continue reading Autumn Indoor Meeting 2016

EA: Winter Indoor Meeting, Southend

Tim Pyner 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea

Meeting place: 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX Tim Pyner will be hosting our winter meeting. Fred Rumsey, our current president has very kindly agreed to give a talk on a fern related subject. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

WS: National Museum of Wales Herbarium and a garden visit

Brian and Sue Dockerill 19 Westfield Road, Pontypridd

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

N: Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport

This is a chance for you to help at the show, enthuse to the public about ferns and/or display your ferns to try and win in various display categories. Please contact Michael if you would like to help.

S: Annual Indoor Meeting

50 Liberton Brae 50 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh

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

SE: Autumn end of season meeting

Swan Inn 1 Swan Street, Wittersham

We look forward to seeing you at the last SE Meeting of the year. Perhaps the last chance to see ferns in the wild, and then an opportunity to review the year’s ferning. Meet 10.30 a.m. in Wittersham (Grid Reference TQ 897276) on the Isle of Oxney. Park on the B2082 (Rye/Tenterden road) just past … Continue reading SE: Autumn end of season meeting

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad, Suffolk

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

Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos of fern meetings, ferny holidays and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular plant sale. Lunch will be provided, a £2.50 contribution to costs will be appreciated.

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside, Cambridge

This meeting is now fully booked We cannot accommodate any further registrants Ferns and Islands The Classroom Brookside Gate Cambridge University Botanical Garden Use ‘Bicycle Parking’ entrance in Bateman Street opposite Freemason’s Hall 18th November 2017 Car parking and general CBG advice

EA&SE: Winter Indoor Meeting 2017

Julian Reed 19a Northdown Road, Kemsing

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

N: Plant Societies Weekend 2018

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

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

WS: John Massey’s garden at Ashwood Nurseries

Ashwood Nurseries Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands

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

N: BPS Display Weekend 2018

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

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

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.

S: Annual Indoor Meeting, Bearsden, Glasgow

Alastair Wardlaw Glasgow

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

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2018

World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool

Theme – Dryopteris There will be a full day of illustrated talks, including Angela Tandy of Fibrex Nurseries on cultivating Dryopteris species and varieties, Mary Gibby on the British allotetraploid species and their hybrids, Fred Rumsey on Dryopteris submontana and Dryopteris cristata, David Hill with some excellent photos featuring Dryopteris. There’s a whole lot more … Continue reading N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2018

N: Plant Society Show, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

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

N: Southport Flower Show 2019

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport

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 need advice on entering ferns in the … Continue reading N: Southport Flower Show 2019

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019

Stoke Bliss And Kyre Village Hall Stoke Bliss, Tenbury Wells

Our theme for this year’s finale will be Polypodiums. It will be held at Stoke Bliss and Kyre Village Hall near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire (on the B4214 between Tenbury Wells and Bromyard). There will be a number of talks starting around 11:00 with coffee at 10:30am. A cold buffet lunch will be available, so … Continue reading N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019

Y: Annual General Meeting

Harlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire

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

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

The meeting will start with a look around Peter's ferns at 12.00. Lunch will be provided at 1.00pm and members are invited to present any slides they have of interesting ferns or fern-trips between 2.00 and 5.00pm, preferably in PowerPoint. Please let Peter and Nick know that you are attending for parking and catering purposes … Continue reading EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

EA&SE: Herbarium at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London

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 This meeting will be held jointly with SE group (max 15)

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

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

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

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

EA: Peter and Nick’s indoor meeting – Cancelled

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

Peter and Nick’s indoor meeting. 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: Autumn meeting – Glasgow Botanic Garden

Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow

Leader: Chris Nicholson Programme 10.00: Arrival, greetings, tea/coffee 10.30: Tour of the glass houses and filmy fern house 12.00: Plant sales & BPS book sales 12.30: Lunch 13.15: Illustrated talks: Chris Nicholson: ‘Adder’s-Tongue on Barra’ Richard East: ‘Update on the Fossil Grove fernery’ Bridget Laue: ‘Ferns in Taiwan’ 14.45: Review of the Scottish group 2021 … Continue reading S: Autumn meeting – Glasgow Botanic Garden

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