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August 2019

NW: Glencoyne, Ullswater

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Glencoyne Ullswater, + Google Map

Glencoyne, Ullswater NY3871 1790 Dryopteris affinis complex , plenty of examples of these with some challenging individuals! and including borreri, cambrensis , affinis, paleaceolobata, D. filix mas a very foliose form, Polypodium vulgare, Polystichum setiferum, Athyrium filix-femina, Pteridium aquilinum, Blechnum spicant, Cryptogramma crispa, Oreopteris limbosperma, Dryopteris dilatata, Asplenium trichomanes. We do not think Glencoyne Woods have been recorded before – so, an exploratory meeting. Packed lunch. Walking boots. Leader: Trevor Lowis

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A: Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Benmore Fernery

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Benmore Botanic Gardens, Argyll
Benmore, PA23 8QU United Kingdom
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Mary Gibby (former President of the BPS) wrote the guide to the restored Victorian Fernery at Benmore Gardens (north of Dunoon). She will lead a tour of the fernery. Starts at 14:00. Booking essential. For more details, see: https://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/walk-benmore-fernery-10-years-on/29079

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September 2019

Y: Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Castle Eden Dene SR8 1NJ + Google Map

Meeting Place – NNR car park as shown on the Reserve leaflet attached to the meetings programme, and on the website below. NZ 42798 39363 (SatNav 54.74836 -1.33836). Going – Moderate Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots Notes – New site so who knows what we might find. It will be recce'd so might not be all surprises. Leader – Barry Wright. .

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S: Doors Open Day at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Rd
Glasgow, G12 0UE United Kingdom
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A two day event - 21 and 22 September. This will include tours of the filmy fern house (not usually open to the public), and demonstrations of fern cultivation and spore sowing. There will be ferns books on display, and BPS book sales, in the library (Saturday only). We will have BPS Information and Activity Stands in the Kibble Palace. Help from BPS members would be much appreciated: volunteers are needed on the stands to talk to members of the…

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SE&W: A Magical Mystery Tour

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Jo and Ashley Basil, 14 Royden Lane
Boldre, Hampshire SO41 8PE United Kingdom
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Arrive for a cup of tea and then we will revisit Royden Wood on foot, using a different route to the past Leave the cars at Jo and Ashley’s Lunch at the Red Lion Pub or bring a picnic lunch. Afternoon some interesting sites These meetings are always fun and we see a different range of ferns and contary to popular belief there are some fern cultivars in Jo’s garden! Bring wellies

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MM: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Jodrell Bank SK11 9DL + Google Map

A work day at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. Leader Yvonne Golding yvonne@buxtonhouse.free-online.co.uk. Meet at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. See http://www.jodrellbank.net for directions and further information. Please bring any spare ferns for planting. 10.30-11 Arrival tea/coffee/admin 11-12.30 Carry out task 12.30-1.30 Lunch: packed lunch or café 1.30-3pm Continue and complete task 3pm Finish and return tools 3.15-5pm Volunteers free to look around Discovery Centre

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S: Annual Indoor Meeting

September 28
Highfield House, Borders, Muirburn, Skirling
Biggar, ML12 6HL United Kingdom
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Garden tour, book and plant sales, fern-related presentations. Further details will be available prior to the event.

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October 2019

SE: Riverhill Himalayan Garden

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill
Sevenoaks, TN15 0RR
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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 advice at the Sir Mark Collet Pavilion Kemsing Lunch will be provided

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NW: Annual General Meeting at Holehird Gardens

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holehird Gardens, Patterdale Road
Windermere, LA23 1NP
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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. Contributions to the refreshments would be welcome. Packed lunch Further details will be sent out in September.

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EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019 – Moved to 9 November

October 26
Peter Blake & Nick Lodge, 14 Mill Hill Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 3DP United Kingdom
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Further details will be posted when available

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