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June 2019

NW: North Lakes

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Barf and Bassenthwaite woodlands Thornthwaite village, + Google Map

North Lakes - Barf and Bassenthwaite woodlands. Meet at the car park NY220265 to the north of Thornthwaite village. Map Explorer OL4 Lakes NW In the morning we'll ascend the Bishop of Barf to see the Forked Spleenwort etc on the serpentine rocks there. It's a bit of a steep climb up, but everyone managed OK on the BPS meeting in 2010. Afterwards we can explore for more ferns in the neighbouring woodlands either around Thornthwaite or Wythop. Sarah Campion…

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NW: Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road
Southport, PR9 7NE
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Churchtown Botanic Gardens Fernery, Botanic Road, Southport, PR9 7NE and Michael Hayward's garden L23 8TQ The Fernery in Churchtown is a Grade II listed Victorian building, first opened in 1876. During 2018, a major replanting exercise was undertaken following a large donation of rare ferns from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. By car – the postcode takes you to the front gate of the park, where there is often roadside parking. Otherwise, further north along Botanic Road turn left on…

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July 2019

NW: Serpentine Woods

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Serpentine Woods, Queen's Road
Kendal, LA9 4PH
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Serpentine Woods, Queen's Road, Kendal, LA9 4PH This is a visit to the garden recently rescued from ivy and oblivion by Kendal Conservation Volunteers. George Whitwell, a founding member of the British Pteridological Society lived in the nearby cottage, and clearly used this to display his remarkable collection of varieties. Other delights under consideration. Packed lunch, I suggest, though there are plenty of eating places in Kendal. No need for boots. Leader: Terry Parr

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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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October 2019

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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