East Anglia Group – Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 BrooksideCambridge,

Meeting place: Brookside Entrance, corner of Bateman Street and Trumpington Road Grid Ref: TL452573 Time: 10.30a.m. Leader: Paul Aston/Tim Pyner Lunch: Picnic/Cafe This will be our first visit to CUBG for some time. In the morning Paul Aston will be our guide and will show us recent progress with fern growing behind the scenes. The … Continue reading East Anglia Group – Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Swiss Garden

The Swiss Garden Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Biggleswaden, and Valdy Pierozynski's garden We visited the Swiss Garden many years ago. Among other items of interest, it has a genuine fernery arranged as an enclosed grotto. The garden fell into decline, but has recently been completely and extensively restored. We will be among the first visitors since this … Continue reading The Swiss Garden

East Anglia Group – Mill Green

Mill Green Ingatestone, Essex

Mill Green, Ingatestone, Essex Joint meeting with Essex Field Club Mill Green and Stoneymore Wood is part of the formerly extensive Writtle Forest and remains an important area of mixed habitat in central Essex. We will explore the surrounding woodland aiming to relocate some species recorded in the past and investigate possible Dryopteris hybrids. Meeting … Continue reading East Anglia Group – Mill Green

East Anglia Group Autumn Indoor Meeting

Southend-on-Sea 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

The East Anglia Group autumn meeting will be held at 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX. Starting time is 12.30 p.m. The garden and fern collection will be available for viewing if the weather is good. Boots or wellingtons are advisable. Refreshments will be available but any additional food and drinks will be gratefully … Continue reading East Anglia Group Autumn Indoor Meeting

East Anglia Group – Winter Indoor Meeting

Gillian & Bryan Smith 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Please note the change of date. We apologise for any inconvenience. Oulton Broad, Suffolk Gill and Bryan Smith are hosting this years meeting.  Our speaker will be BPS president John Edginton. Lunch will be served. A £2 contribution to costs will be appreciated.

EA: Assington Thicks Wood

Assington Thicks Wood entrance The StreetAssington,

Saturday 30th May: Assington Thicks Wood, Assington and Dollops Wood, Polstead, Suffolk and Barrie Stevenson’s garden, Cowlinge Meeting place: Assington Thicks Wood entrance, Grid ref TL933379 (about 100m south of Shoulder Of Mutton CO10 5LJ). Time: 10.30 a.m. Leader: Barrie Stevenson Lunch; Packed lunch or farm shop We will be led by Suffolk WT wardens … Continue reading EA: Assington Thicks Wood

EA: Scrubs Wood and Woodham Walter Common

Scrubs Wood SSSI 36 Symmonds Lane Danbury,

Saturday 25th July: Scrubs Wood, Danbury and Woodham Walter Common, Essex (Joint Meeting with Essex Field Club) and Tim Pyner’s garden, Southend Meeting place: Danbury,Runsell Lane, junction with Simmonds Way, entrance to Scrubs Wood, Grid ref TL787057. There should be enough space on roadsides for cars. Time: 11.00 a.m. Leader: Tim Pyner Lunch: Packed lunch … Continue reading EA: Scrubs Wood and Woodham Walter Common

SE&EA: St. Ronan’s School Estate

St. Ronan’s School estate The Walled Nursery

Saturday 15th August: Joint meeting with the East Anglia Group St. Ronan’s School (TN18 5DJ (TQ777 307)) estate, and The Walled Garden, Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent. Leader: Paul Ripley Our third meeting of the year will visit one of the nicest woods in the south-east, containing all the woodland ferns you can expect in the … Continue reading SE&EA: St. Ronan’s School Estate

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

Rookwood 1 Prospect Road, Oulton BroadLowestoft ,

Saturday 31st October: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad, Suffolk Meeting place: Rookwood, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3PT Time: 12:00 Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular … Continue reading EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

EA: Winter Indoor Meeting

Tim Pyner 182 Southchurch BoulevardSouthend-on-Sea,

Saturday 30th January 2016. Winter Indoor Meeting, Southend, Essex Meeting place: 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX Time: 12.00 Tim Pyner will be hosting our winter meeting. This year past president and current editor of the Fern Gazette Professor Mary Gibby has very kindly agreed to give a talk on a fern related subject. … Continue reading EA: Winter Indoor Meeting

EA: Flitwick Moor and Mick & Linda Craddock’s Garden

Flitwick Moor & Folly Wood Maulden Road

Meeting place: Flitwick Moor & Folly Wood NR car park Grid ref: TL046354. Entrance off Maulden Road at Folly Farm, follow track to car park. Lunch; Bring packed lunch, to be taken at Mick and Linda’s garden, 40 Russell Drive, Ampthill MK45 2TX We will meet at Flitwick Moor, a Beds, Cambs & Northants WT … Continue reading EA: Flitwick Moor and Mick & Linda Craddock’s Garden

EA: The Plantation Garden, Norwich and Peter Blake & Nick Lodge’s Garden

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk

Meeting place: 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich NR2 3DP (Peter Blake will provide parking permits on the day). Lunch; Peter & Nick are providing a light lunch After parking we will walk to the nearby Plantation Garden in Earlham Road. (Admission fee will be paid from EA group funds). The group last visited the garden … Continue reading EA: The Plantation Garden, Norwich and Peter Blake & Nick Lodge’s Garden

SE&EA: Redgrave Fen, Suffolk

Redgrave and Lopham Fen Low Common RoadSouth Lopham,

Meeting place: NNR car park, Low Common Road, South Lopham, Diss IP22 2HX. Grid ref: TM052802 Lunch: Packed lunch This large reserve has a range of diverse habitats some of which are very ferny. As well as ferns there is a plethora of rare flora and fauna to see and we shall spend most of … Continue reading SE&EA: Redgrave Fen, Suffolk

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad

Gillian & Bryan Smith 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Meeting place: Rookwood, 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3PT Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos of fern meetings, ferny holidays and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular plant sale. Lunch will be provided, … Continue reading EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad

EA: Winter Indoor Meeting, Southend

Tim Pyner 182 Southchurch BoulevardSouthend-on-Sea,

Meeting place: 182 Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4UX Tim Pyner will be hosting our winter meeting. Fred Rumsey, our current president has very kindly agreed to give a talk on a fern related subject. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

SE&EA: Heathfield, East Sussex

Co-op Car Park 110 High StHeathfield,

We look forward to meeting you for the first SE Meeting of the year. We will be lead in the morning by Peter Clare. The meeting place in the morning is in Heathfield. We meet at the bottom corner of the Co-op car park, in Heathfield, the entrance to which is opposite the fire station, … Continue reading SE&EA: Heathfield, East Sussex

EA: Wayland Wood, Watton, Urban Jungle Nursery and Crete Lodge Exotic Garden, Norfolk

Wayland Wood Watton,

Meeting place: Wayland Wood, Watton IP25 6HN. Car park off A1075 at Grid ref TL9226,9959 Lunch: At Urban Jungle Nursery Café or packed lunch Wayland Wood is a Norfolk Wildlife Trust ancient woodland SSSI nature reserve with a rich ground flora. We will lunch at Urban Jungle Nursery where good food is served in their … Continue reading EA: Wayland Wood, Watton, Urban Jungle Nursery and Crete Lodge Exotic Garden, Norfolk

SE&EA: Marline Valley, near Hastings, and ghylls near Crowhurst

Napier Road Napier RoadHastings,

Our next meeting will be in Hastings, East Sussex. We will explore Marline Wood, on the western edge of Hastings, a Nature Reserve (and SSSI) managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Meet at 10.30a.m. and park in Napier Road, which is off Queensway (A2690), a relatively new relief road. (TQ 784121) This wood is a … Continue reading SE&EA: Marline Valley, near Hastings, and ghylls near Crowhurst

EA: The Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex and Paul Spracklin’s garden, Benfleet

Kelvedon Hatch School RoadKelvedon Hatch,

Meeting place: School Road, Kelvedon Hatch near Brentwood, CM15 0DH. Grid ref. TQ5722,9824. Footpath opposite Junction of Mill Lane. Please park in road with consideration of residents. Lunch: Packed lunch This area of Essex woodland has recently been found to host one of the most diverse selections of ferns in the county. We should see … Continue reading EA: The Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex and Paul Spracklin’s garden, Benfleet

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting, Oulton Broad, Suffolk

Gillian & Bryan Smith 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Gill and Bryan Smith are kindly hosting our Autumn meeting again. Please bring photos of fern meetings, ferny holidays and any ferny items that may be of interest. Also please bring along any spare ferns for our popular plant sale. Lunch will be provided, a £2.50 contribution to costs will be appreciated.

EA&SE: Winter Indoor Meeting 2017

Julian Reed 19a Northdown RoadKemsing,

Meet at Northdown Rd and have a wander round my garden All weather footwear recommended. Change of footwear for the pavilion, my garden is clay and gets sticky Move to Sir Mark Collett Pavilion, Heaverham Rd, Kemsing, Sevenoaks TN15 6NE for lunch and a fascinating talk by Alison Alison Paul, Curator of Pteridophytes at the … Continue reading EA&SE: Winter Indoor Meeting 2017

EA&SE: Kemsing Down and Basted

Julian Reed 19a Northdown RoadKemsing,

Joint outdoor meeting with the South-East Group All weather footwear recommended (wellies) Packed lunch or Pub about 1pm and meet up again at Borough Green about 2.30 An opportunity to enjoy a wonderful wood and enjoy the Bluebells as well and identify ferns as they are emmerging Meet at 19a Northdown Road Kemsing TN156SD to … Continue reading EA&SE: Kemsing Down and Basted

EA: Oulton Broad

Raveningham Hall

Meeting at Raveningham Hall, NR14 6NS. Sir Nicholas Bacon, President of the RHS, will guide us around his ‘Stumpery’ established in 2016. Lunch provided in the Smith’s garden (NR32 3PT) in Oulton Broad. Many of you will be familiar with Bryan and Gill’s fantastic garden of ferns and exotic plants, and with Gill’s lunches! More … Continue reading EA: Oulton Broad

EA: Cockshoot Broad

Cockshoot Broad

Cockshoot Broad boardwalk (dependant on river level), Thelypteris palustris Lunch provided and visit to Rosie Steele’s Garden, Coltishall, NR12 7AW Rosie has a large collection of cultivars of Polystichum setiferum, Asplenium scolopendrium and polypodies in a large and very interesting garden More details to follow (especially about parking at both venues)

EA: Indoor Meeting 2018

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk

East Anglia group indoor meeting Lunch provided, indoor ferns to see, talks and slide-shows Parking permits will be needed, so I need to know who is coming at least 1 week in advance

EA: Swines Meadow Farm Nursery

Swines Meadow Farm Nursery 47 Towngate E, Market Deeping, Peterborough

Further details will be posted when available

EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Victoria GateLondon,

Our host is Alice Taylor who is in charge of the ferns amongst other jobs and has started growing many ferns from spores and will know doubt show us her techniques and share other growing tips with us. We need to be all together at the Victoria Gate; the one straight down the road from … Continue reading EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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

Gillian & Bryan Smith 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Visit to Catfield Hall, east Norfolk, for Dryopteris cristata, Crested Buckler Fern and the hybrid x uliginosa Catfield Hall is situated in the Norfolk Broads, the stronghold of the Swallowtail butterfly. June is the main flight period of the Swallowtail so we may be lucky enough to see them if it is a sunny day. … Continue reading EA: Catfield Fen and Gill & Bryan Smith’s garden

EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

The meeting will start with a look around Peter's ferns at 12.00. Lunch will be provided at 1.00pm and members are invited to present any slides they have of interesting ferns or fern-trips between 2.00 and 5.00pm, preferably in PowerPoint. Please let Peter and Nick know that you are attending for parking and catering purposes … Continue reading EA: Autumn Indoor Meeting

EA&SE: Herbarium at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Cromwell RoadLondon,

Further details of all these events will be made available nearer the time. Please let Peter Blake know if you wish to attend any of the events on: peterblake1952@gmail.com This meeting will be held jointly with SE group (max 15)

EA: Gill and Bryan Smith’s open garden – Cancelled

Gillian & Bryan Smith 1 Prospect Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Further details of all these events will be made available nearer the time. Please let Peter Blake know if you wish to attend any of the events on: peterblake1952@gmail.com

EA: Cornel Howells’ ferns and Antingham Ponds – Cancelled

Farmside Lyngate Road,North Walsham,

Cornel Howells’ ferns in medieval double-ditches and Antingham Ponds. Further details of all these events will be made available nearer the time. Please let Peter Blake know if you wish to attend any of the events on: peterblake1952@gmail.com

EA: Paul Spracklin’s open garden – Cancelled

paul spacklin's garden 42 Greenwood AvenueSouth Benfleet,

Paul Spracklin’s open garden. Further details of all these events will be made available nearer the time. Please let Peter Blake know if you wish to attend any of the events on: peterblake1952@gmail.com

EA: Peter and Nick’s indoor meeting – Cancelled

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk

Peter and Nick’s indoor meeting. Further details of all these events will be made available nearer the time. Please let Peter Blake know if you wish to attend any of the events on: peterblake1952@gmail.com

EA: Paul Spracklin’s garden

paul spacklin's garden 42 Greenwood AvenueSouth Benfleet,

Visit to Paul Spracklin’s garden at: 42 Greenwood Avenue South Benfleet Essex SS7 1LD Bring a packed lunch. Please let Peter Blake know that you will be joining any of this event. Peterblake1952@gmail.com

EA: Danesbury Fernery Project

Danesbury Fernery

This will be a half-day visit to the Danesbury Fernery Restoration Project which the BPS has been following for several years. Please let me know if you are coming on peterblake1952@gmail.com Also, bring a packed lunch and use the following directions: https://danesburyfernery.org.uk/map-danesbury-fernery/

EA: Autumn meeting

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk

East Anglia Autumn meeting at Peter and Nick’s house. 14 Mill Hill Road Norwich NR2 3DP Lunch provided. Please let Peter Blake know that you will be joining any of these events. Peterblake1952@gmail.com

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