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March 2019

MM: Gallery Oldham

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gallery Oldham, 35 Greaves St OL1 1TJ + Google Map

Museum visit at Gallery Oldham to look at herbarium specimens of ferns and lycophytes – I recall they have some interesting material for New Zealand as well as the UK. Leader Mike Canaway. Please advise me if you are aiming to attend as the museum needs to have numbers beforehand on mikecanaway@gmail.com For directions, parking and public transport see https://galleryoldham.org.uk/ there is a tram service from Manchester railway stations which stops nearby and there is also parking in Sainsburys next…

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May 2019

EA: Swines Meadow Farm Nursery

May 4
Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate E
Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LQ United Kingdom
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MM: Broadbottom Fernery

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Broadbottom, Lymefields, Lymefield, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG
Hyde, SK14 6AG United Kingdom
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A work day at Broadbottom fernery. Leader Alison Evans acl.evans@btinternet.com. Meeting place – Lymefield Garden Centre and Tea Rooms, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG, NGR SJ996935. Please park in the overflow car park to the left rear of the tea rooms. Lunch – Alison will reserve a table for 12.30 for lunch. Please let her know if you will be attending, and if you want to have lunch in the cafe - if we are more than 10, we need to let…

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June 2019

EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

June 8
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond
London, TW9 3AB United Kingdom
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MM: Deepdale ferns and flora (Provisional)

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Deepdale

Deepdale near Bakewell. Leader Henry Folkard. Arrangements for this meeting may change so please contact the leader Henry Folkard for further details nearer the time on henry.folkard@bmcvolunteers.org.uk Deep Dale is a Plantlife Reserve and is good for cowslips and calcarious grassland species particularly in its upper reaches. The ferny bit is towards the bottom end. A fairly easy, wide path runs its full length with parking possible at both ends. There are some slightly uneven bits on it and if…

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WS: Taff Fechan and Morlais Castle

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
ABERGLIAS, Vaynor
Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2TS
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Last June, on behalf of the BPS, we led a “ferny walk” for a journalist and photographer from Country Walking Magazine and we expect the resultant article to be published in 2019. To show them plenty of woodland ferns we started along the Taff Fechan (little Taff) a tributary to the main river which we visited as a local group back in 2011. To this we added a climb to the nearby Morlais Castle which we knew would add an…

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EA: Catfield Fen and Gill & Bryan Smith’s garden

June 29
Gillian & Bryan Smith, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3PT United Kingdom
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July 2019

MM: Native ferns and horsetails at Greenfield

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Greenfield, Manchester Road
Oldham, OL3 7HJ
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A revision or training day on native ferns and horsetails jointly with local naturalists including a couple of Dryopteris affinis taxa to keep members talking! Leader Mike Canaway. Meet at the entrance to Friezland Riding Arena and park to one side (if there is no equestrian event taking place, we can use the larger car park lower down – to be advised on the day). For map and directions see https://www.odrc.co.uk/friezland-arena/ and scroll down to the map. Coming from the…

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EA: Michael Radley and Danesbury Fernery

July 20
Danesbury Fernery AL6 9RD United Kingdom + Google Map

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WS: The garden of Tim Brock and Cors Caron National Nature Reserve

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tim Brock, Delfryn
Pentre Rhew, Ceredigion SY25 6SB
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We last visited Tim and his garden in 2014 when, despite him having not lived there very long, his collection of Asplenium scolopendrium cultivars was already well established. Since then the collection has expanded, not least as a result of his extensive hybridisations, and he has now added a 30` by 10` shade tunnel. Beyond this collection Tim grows a wide range of other ferns and plants. We will meet at his house, Delfryn, Pentre Rhew, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion,…

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