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November 2018

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2018

November 17
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom
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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 to Dryopteris in the UK than the D.affinis complex but I hope to sneak in a brief word from Roger Golding on D. kerryensis in…

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April 2019

N: Annual General Meeting 2019 – RHS Harlow Carr

April 13, 2019
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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In addition to the main AGM business, there will be several illustrated talks on the theme of “A Fern Travelogue - Meetings at Home and Abroad”, merchandise, book and plant sales and our own fern photographic competition.

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May 2019

N: Isle of Wight

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff Drive
Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1UL United Kingdom
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We had to cancel this meeting last year after Tim Pyner’s untimely death, but following his discovery of Tmesipteris in Ventnor Botanic Garden, we still felt a trip to the island to explore ferns would be worthwhile. BPS last had a trip there in 2006. This time, a weekend would again be spent under the direction of Colin Pope, the local vice-county recorder, with days exploring ferns in Ventnor Botanic Garden and sites around the Ventnor and Shanklin areas. Leader:…

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June 2019

N: Plant Society Show, RHS Wisley

June 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 16, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - July 31, 2019

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, 2019 - July 7, 2019
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 11, 2019 @ 10:15 am - August 12, 2019 @ 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.

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N: Southport Flower Show 2019

August 15, 2019 - August 18, 2019
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, 2019 - September 11, 2019

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, 2019 - September 15, 2019

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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