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April 2019

N: Annual General Meeting 2019 – RHS Harlow Carr

April 13
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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May 2019

N: Isle of Wight

May 17 - May 18
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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July 2019

N: Scotland, Rarities and Specialities

July 1 - July 31

This will be a week-long meeting to see rare and special ferns in Scotland. Exact dates in Mid-July have yet to be decided, but it will be based around 2 or 3 centres from the north-east coast to Arran in the west. Please note that some of the sites will involve significant hill walking and scrambling, so a good level of fitness will be required. Numbers will be imited.

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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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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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N: Southport Flower Show 2019

August 15 - August 18
Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park
Southport, PR8 2BZ United Kingdom
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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 competitive classes

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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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N: Llangollen, Wales

September 14 - September 15

This will be a weekend meeting with proposed visits to Chirk Castle and nearby woods on the Saturday, and Eglwyseg and Llangollen on the Sunday. Apart from the ‘usual’ ferns, we anticipate seeing Dryopteris submontana and Gymnocarpium robertianum. Our base is likely to be Llangollen, and Brian and Sue Dockerill will be co-leading.

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October 2019

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stoke Bliss And Kyre Village Hall, Stoke Bliss
Tenbury Wells, WR15 8RR United Kingdom
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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 it would be useful if you could let Martin know you are coming. About 2:00pm there will be a visit to Martin’s garden which is…

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