North Somerset

Cheddar Gorge Cheddar,

The meeting will visit both wetland and limestone sites near Cheddar. We will see some magnificent specimens of Osmunda and hopefully Thelypteris palustris at Shapwick Fen, and we will be visiting Priddy Mineries. Both these are classic BPS sites. We are also hoping to do some exploring in and around Burrington Combe (of "Rock of … Continue reading North Somerset

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

125th Anniversary National Meeting – South Lakes

Crooklands nr Kendal, Cumbria

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

Chromosome Workshop

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Inverleith RowEdinburgh,

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 ParkSouthport,

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

North Wales long weekend

Capel Curig

Continuing the 125th anniversary theme, this meeting will be in North Wales for a long weekend of exploring and recording. As mountain weather is unpredictable, we’ll have a good and poor weather programme, but either way expect to get wet! 9th Sept: Arrive and possibly a brief afternoon/evening excursion to the base of Tryfan or explore … Continue reading North Wales long weekend

Ferns & Fossils

World Museum William Brown StreetLiverpool,

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

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

N: Annual General Meeting 2017

University of Hull Cottingham Rd, Hull, Yorkshire

Read the full Programme The BPS AGM will be held on 22nd April 2017 at Hull University. The theme will be YORKSHIRE! There will be talks on urban ferns in Hull; fossil ferns on the NE Yorkshire coast; the moonwort monitoring project on the North Yorkshire Moors; fern nurseries and Yorkshire cultivars…………… And much more! … Continue reading N: Annual General Meeting 2017

N: Azores 2017

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

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

N: The North of Ireland

There has not been a BPS trip to the North of Ireland since 1994, so when Hazel suggested that Glen Ariff in County Antrim was a very ferny place to go, the Meetings sub-committee welcomed her suggestion. The arrangements are still provisional, but we plan to follow Glen Ariff with two further days in County … Continue reading N: The North of Ireland

N: Scotland

Kindrogan Field Centre EnochdhuBlairgowrie,

Based at Kindrogan Field Centre from Sunday evening to Thursday we will have four full days in the field. We will visit ferny upland and lowland sites with Polystichum lonchitis, Clubmosses, Equisetum, Pilularia and the possibility of visiting a site for the two species of Woodsia (but very rough terrain). Some of the sites are … Continue reading N: Scotland

N: Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show Victoria ParkSouthport,

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.

N: West Devon

Tavistock,

Please note: this meeting is now fully subscribed CONTACT DETAILS / ENQUIRIES: Andy Byfield Gardeners Cottage Flete Ivybridge Devon PL21 9NX 01752 830577 / 07816 945650 andybyfield@outlook.com THINGS TO BRING: Wet weather gear – Devon can be dank! Windproof & warm clothes – particularly for the day on Dartmoor Stout footwear – many of the … Continue reading N: West Devon

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 BrooksideCambridge,

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

N: Annual General Meeting 2018

Natural History Museum Cromwell RoadLondon,

SPRING MEETING & 115th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Please let Alison Paul know if you plan to attend, ideally by 11th April (but don’t worry if you later find you can’t come or if you decide to come and have not ‘booked’). Please use the staff/departmental visitor/John Flett Theatre entrance near the Exhibition Road public entrance; … Continue reading N: Annual General Meeting 2018

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

N: Leicestershire

The Riverbank B&B 7 Sileby RoadMountsorrel,

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

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 ChurchtownSouthport,

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.

N: Wensleydale and Swaledale

Two contrasting days are planned: an exploration of Gunnerside Gill in Swaledale with its old lead mining connections and typical Dales limestone scenery; and on Day 2 a visit to Hackfall Wood near Masham, an ancient woodland site with tufa springs and a good location for Polystichum x bicknellii along with its parents and many … Continue reading N: Wensleydale and Swaledale

Y & N: Wensleydale and Swaledale

7th September 7pm Pre-meeting Meeting Place - For those members arriving early enough for a get-together, we can meet in Leyburn, probably at the Bolton Arms Hotel, in the market place, town centre. Bar meals and B&B are available here, 01969 623327. There are other pubs and cafes around the market square. On Saturday we … Continue reading Y & N: Wensleydale and Swaledale

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2018

World Museum William Brown StreetLiverpool,

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: Isle of Wight

Channel View Hotel Hope RoadShanklin,

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

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: BPS at Fibrex Fern Nursery

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

A series of demonstrations and talks - plus the opportunity to ask all those ferny questions you have been wondering about. Peter Tyndley, who is a wonderful host and is a brilliant grower, is doing a talk on propagation If you have any ferns you need identifying please bring fronds in SEALED plastic bags please. … Continue reading N: BPS at Fibrex Fern Nursery

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

Hidcote Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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

N: BPS at Wisley 2019

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

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: Southport Flower Show 2019

Southport Flower Show Victoria ParkSouthport,

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: 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

N: Llangollen, Wales

This meeting will be based in Llangollen, North Wales. Although in North Wales, it’s near the border, and has easy access from Chester, and Manchester and the West Midlands. It is a small town, with fantastically beautiful scenery, and the centre for the Llangollen canal and Froncsyllte aqueduct World Heritage Site. As it is justifiably … Continue reading N: Llangollen, Wales

N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019

Stoke Bliss And Kyre Village Hall Stoke BlissTenbury 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

N: Annual General Meeting (cancelled)

Natural History Museum Cromwell RoadLondon,

Important update 13-03-2020 - BPS Coronavirus statement Annual General Meeting – Natural History Museum, London. In addition to the main AGM business, there will be several illustrated talks on the theme of tropical and subtropical ferns, as well as merchandise and book sales and our own fern photographic competition. The Annual General meeting has been … Continue reading N: Annual General Meeting (cancelled)

N&GS: BBC Gardeners’ World, NEC Birmingham

NEC Birmingham North Ave, Marston GreenBirmingham,

This is a major gardening (and food) show, and BPS will have a stand to display and promote ferns and the Society. Please contact Gill or Bryan if you wish to help

GS: Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

BPS will again have a stand at this event, promoting BPS, along with other plant societies. Please contact Jude if you would like to help.

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

GS: Southport Flower Show, Southport

Southport Flower Show Victoria ParkSouthport,

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 take part.

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

N: BPS AGM

Our AGM will be held virtually on 24th April 2021 at 2pm. In addition to the business meeting there will be two short talks afterwards – thanks to Peter Blake and Julian Reed for offering to give these. If you would like to ‘attend’ the AGM, please email our General Secretary, David Hill, by the … Continue reading N: BPS AGM

N&SE: Cultivar Group National meeting

mark border 12 Highlands Close, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

On Saturday meet at 10.30 at Mark Border's home Mark has a brilliant collection with many fascinating ferns especially Asplenium scolopendrium cultivars and much more. After a fascinating visit to Mark's we will go on to Riverhill Himalayan gardens for 2.30 pm, approximately an hours drive, and gives you time to grab some lunch on … Continue reading N&SE: Cultivar Group National meeting

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