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

South-East Regional Group

Appledore station Station Road, Appledore, Kent

End of season Meeting Saturday November 8th 2014 This meeting will be held where I live, at Appledore, Kent Programme 10:30 Meet at Appledore station, TN26 2DF We will pay homage to the Asplenium septentrionale site, near Brenzett, and may include a local site, not far from the military canal, between Rye and Appledore. There … Continue reading South-East Regional Group

SE: Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings

Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings Pett Level Road, Hastings

Saturday 13th June 2015, 10.30 a.m. Many thanks to Mark Border for organising a very interesting programme. We start at Cliff End, on the edge of Pett Level, where the Upper and Lower Cretaceous form cliffs at Fairlight. These rocks are unstable, and fossil deposits from the Jurassic are constantly being exposed. We hope to … Continue reading SE: Cliffs and beach at Pett, near Hastings

Society Day at RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

Attached are details of a Society Day at RHS Wisley on 19-21 June. It’s a very good opportunity to present the Society and its activities to members of other plant societies, and to members of the public visiting Wisley (who by definition should have an interest in plants). We need a few volunteers:     1) to … Continue reading Society Day at RHS Wisley

SE: Folkestone Warren (Capel-le-Ferne)

Folkestone Warren Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone

Saturday 1st August, 2015, 10.30a.m. Folkestone Warren (Capel-le-Ferne), Kent, and Brabourne Lees, near Ashford, Kent. Leader: Pat Acock /Paul Ripley We may be joined by members of the Kent Botanical Recording Group, for this meeting, which will first revisit, after many years, the famous Warren at Folkestone. This is a geologically unstable undercliff which is … Continue reading SE: Folkestone Warren (Capel-le-Ferne)

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

SE: Autumn end of season meeting

Emmetts Garden Ide Hill, Sevenoaks

Saturday October 3rd, 2015. 10.30 a.m. Autumn end of season meeting - Emmetts garden, Ide Hill near Sevenoaks, Kent, then at Pat Acock’s house, 13 Star Lane, St Mary Cray, Kent, BR5 3LJ. Leader: Pat Acock Emmetts belongs to the National Trust. Set in woodlands that are rich in fern interest in their own right … Continue reading SE: Autumn end of season meeting

SE: Dunkirk church, and Blean Wood, near Canterbury, Kent

Fir Trees Primrose Hill, Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, Kent

Our first meeting of 2016 will explore Blean Wood, part of a very extensive and historic area of woodland near Canterbury, which the society has never visited before. Much of the area we shall explore is managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust, but we have also been given permission to explore some interesting private woodland. … Continue reading SE: Dunkirk church, and Blean Wood, near Canterbury, Kent

SE: Avery Wood, Southborough, and Speldhurst, Kent

Ferbies, Speldhurst Ferbies, Speldhurst, Speldhurst, Kent

The meeting will be based around Speldhurst, Nr Southborough , Tunbridge Wells, Kent, a wooded area that Peter knows well, and where he has found some interesting varieties in the past. Up to you, but I shall be bringing Wellington boots. Speldhurst is a small village situated to the North West of Tunbridge Wells, roughly … Continue reading SE: Avery Wood, Southborough, and Speldhurst, Kent

SE&EA: Redgrave Fen, Suffolk

Redgrave and Lopham Fen Low Common Road, South 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

SE: End of Season Meeting and Members’ Slideshows

Roundabout Wood Sandhurst Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

10:30 Roundabout Wood Footpath entrance off Sandhurst Park TN2 3SZ between the two closes Sandhurst Close and Parkwood Close, Near High Brooms Station. We meet at this interesting wood that has a number of ferns and interesting habitats and rare for Kent Equisetum sylvaticum! If that does not ensure a good turnout nothing will. Geoffrey … Continue reading SE: End of Season Meeting and Members’ Slideshows

SE&EA: Heathfield, East Sussex

Co-op Car Park 110 High St, Heathfield

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

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

Napier Road Napier Road, Hastings

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

SE: Autumn end of season meeting

Swan Inn 1 Swan Street, Wittersham

We look forward to seeing you at the last SE Meeting of the year. Perhaps the last chance to see ferns in the wild, and then an opportunity to review the year’s ferning. Meet 10.30 a.m. in Wittersham (Grid Reference TQ 897276) on the Isle of Oxney. Park on the B2082 (Rye/Tenterden road) just past … Continue reading SE: Autumn end of season meeting

EA&SE: Winter Indoor Meeting 2017

Julian Reed 19a Northdown Road, Kemsing

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 Road, Kemsing

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

SE&W: New Forest, New Records

All weather footwear recommended. Packed lunch or Pub Map Ordnance Survey OL22 Chance to see Moonworts and Equisetum x bowmanii and the gorgeous E. sylvaticum and much more Anderwood Inclosure Meet at SU 2475 0720 Bolderwoood Arboretum Ornamental Drive north of the A35 this is a large gate way used as a car park failing … Continue reading SE&W: New Forest, New Records

SE: West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens

Meet at in the car park at 11.30 entrance. The individual fee is about £9.00; group is £7.50 and will try and get this for you. Bring any plants you would like identifying or help with or think people would be interested in, even if it’s a frond, and we will meet up in the … Continue reading SE: West Dean Gardens

SE: 2018 Autumn Meeting

Scadbury Park St Paul’s Wood Hill

The autumn meeting this year will comprise a morning walk in a local wood where we will see a range of ferns including one alien. Lunch will be at 12:30 depending on the weather. At 13 Star Lane St Mary Cray Kent BR5 3LJ This will be followed by slide shows of this year’s trips … Continue reading SE: 2018 Autumn Meeting

SE: Warnham Nature Reserve

Warnham Local Nature Reserve Warnham Road, Horsham

Warnham Local Nature Reserve, Warnham road ( B2237 ) Horsham, West Sussex, RH 12 2RA OS Map TQ 167 323 Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods, Harwood road ( B2195 ) Horsham , (opposite Manor Fields RH13 6SG,) OS map TQ 194 314 All weather footwear recommended. Packed lunch recommended; there is a coffee bar but it … Continue reading SE: Warnham Nature Reserve

EA&SE: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Victoria Gate, London

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

SE&A: Orlestone Forest

Orlestone Forest Malthouse Lane, Warehorne

Joint meeting with the Kent Botanical Recording Group Leader: Alfie Gay A meeting to add to our fern records and also give members a chance to see Osmunda regalis (Royal fern) at a site which probably has the best claim out of all the sites in Kent of being a native one. Alfie’s discovery of … Continue reading SE&A: Orlestone Forest

SE&W: A Magical Mystery Tour

Jo and Ashley Basil 14 Royden Lane, Boldre, Hampshire

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Leader;- Ashley Basil Tel 01590 676538 Mob 07922600235 Meet at Jo and Ashley Basil's house 14 Royden Lane, Boldre Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8PE NB with a Satnav that will take you 300m North on Royden Lane Map Ordnance Survey OL22 east SZ 3180 9865 50°47'09.7"N 1°32'58.8"W 50.786017, … Continue reading SE&W: A Magical Mystery Tour

SE: Riverhill Himalayan Garden

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Riverhill, Sevenoaks

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 … Continue reading SE: Riverhill Himalayan Garden

SE: Big Fern Event RHS Wisley – Cancelled

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

RHS Garden Wisley - Leader: Julian Reed Last year, the BPS was allowed to have the Gallery for a display to advertise the society at the entrance to the main greenhouse at Wisley. It was very successful and much appreciated, so the BPS has been invited back this year. The gardens have much of interest, … Continue reading SE: Big Fern Event RHS Wisley – Cancelled

SE: Autumn end of season Meeting – Cancelled

Paul Reddy Hill Farm Oast, Yalding Hill, Yalding, Kent

Leader: Peter Clare Meet at 10:30 to Visit Paul Reddy's home. This garden is a must see with his stumpery. This visit will be followed by lunch and talks and growing advice at the Sir Mark Collet Pavilion Kemsing, Heaverham Road, Kemsing, Kent TN15 6NE. This is about half an hour from Paul’s. Lunch will … Continue reading SE: Autumn end of season Meeting – Cancelled

SE & N: Specialist Plant Societies Show, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking, Surrey

Specialist Plant Societies Show, RHS Wisley BPS Fern Display Weekend This provides an opportunity for societies such as ours to “showcase” our activities. Please contact Jude Lawton if you can help or bring ferns, or for more details. RHS hope this meeting will go ahead, and if so, we will participate.

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