N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019

Stoke Bliss And Kyre Village Hall Stoke Bliss, Tenbury Wells

Our theme for this year’s finale will be Polypodiums. It will be held at Stoke Bliss and Kyre Village Hall near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire (on the B4214 between Tenbury Wells and Bromyard). There will be a number of talks starting around 11:00 with coffee at 10:30am. A cold buffet lunch will be available, so … Continue reading N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2019

NW: Annual General Meeting at Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere

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. Programme The 25th Annual General Meeting of the North West Group of the British Pteridological Society will be held … Continue reading NW: Annual General Meeting at Holehird Gardens

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

Y: Annual General Meeting

Harlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate

Meeting place – In the main car parks at Harlow Carr at SE 28192 54023 (SatNav 53.98157 -1.57189). Enter via the green gate in the main car park south of the main buildings or through the main entrance stating you are with the Yorkshire Fern Group and make you way to the Bramall Learning Centre, … Continue reading Y: Annual General Meeting

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: 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

N: Annual General Meeting (cancelled)

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London

Important update 13-03-2020 - BPS Coronavirus statement Annual General Meeting – Natural History Museum, London. In addition to the main AGM business, there will be several illustrated talks on the theme of tropical and subtropical ferns, as well as merchandise and book sales and our own fern photographic competition. The Annual General meeting has been … Continue reading N: Annual General Meeting (cancelled)

S: Workday at Ascog Fernery

Ascog, Isle of Bute PA20 9EU Ascog Fernery, Rothesay

Ascog Fernery workday, Isle of Bute Meet at the ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay at 9:45, for the 10.05 ferry to Rothesay. We expect to return by the 4 pm ferry. We will car pool, to take as few cars across as possible. Any donation of ferns is welcome! Food: bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee … Continue reading S: Workday at Ascog Fernery

EA&SE: Herbarium at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London

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)

S: Lycophytes on Shotts Bing

Shotts Bing shotts

Meet at 11am. We should find Diphasiastrum alpinum and Lycopodium clavatum, as well as Botrychium (lunaria or nordicum?) and horsetails. There are other larger ferns in the area. The site is at about 236 m, and quite exposed. If it is at all windy it will be cold, so we'll need to have plenty of … Continue reading S: Lycophytes on Shotts Bing

NW: North Cumbria

Orton Moss Carlisle

Roger Golding will lead a meeting in north Cumbria - including Orton Moss to see the royal fern, and Roger's garden in Bowness. More information will be posted later.

N&GS: BBC Gardeners’ World, NEC Birmingham

NEC Birmingham North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham

This is a major gardening (and food) show, and BPS will have a stand to display and promote ferns and the Society. Please contact Gill or Bryan if you wish to help

GS: Plant Societies Weekend, RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley Woking

BPS will again have a stand at this event, promoting BPS, along with other plant societies. Please contact Jude if you would like to help.

SE: Wisley Societies Show

RHS Garden Wisley Woking

RHS Garden Wisley Gardens open at 9am (set up 8am) Sat 9-5.30 Sun 9-5 A display of ferns and ferns for sale This provides an opportunity for societies such as ours to “showcase” our activities. Please contact Jude Lawton she is leading the show for us She could do with being told if you can … Continue reading SE: Wisley Societies Show

S: Backhouse Rossie Estate and Cambo Gardens in Fife

Backhouse Rossie Rossie Estate Past Collessie off A91, Fife

A visit to two gardens in Fife that are enthusiastic about developing their fern collections. Backhouse Rossie is just off the A91, east of Auchtermuchty. Cambo is just off the A917, between St. Andrews and Crail. Both have cafes. More information will be available closer to the date. Leader: Heather McHaffie

S: Inland Asplenium marinum and a walk along the Tweed – Cancelled

Ladykirk House

By the River Tweed near Ladykirk House (NT885 456) there is a colony of sea spleenwort, more than 10km from the sea. After a walk along the Tweed, we will go on to Paxton House near Berwick, to explore the grounds which are very ferny, and then have tea! More information will be available nearer … Continue reading S: Inland Asplenium marinum and a walk along the Tweed – Cancelled

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

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

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

WS: May Hill, Gloucestershire – Cancelled

May Hill

Leaders: Clare and Mark Kitchen May Hill lies on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border and is the highest point in Gloucestershire. We hope to see amongst others Equisetum sylvaticum, Wood Horsetail and a substantial population of Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Oak Fern. Meet at 11.00am at the National Trust Car Park. SO69062216. Bring lunch to carry and have suitable … Continue reading WS: May Hill, Gloucestershire – Cancelled

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

I&A: An international symposium on lycophyte & fern research – Postponed until 2021

Universidade Paulista (UNIP) Indianópolis Universidade Paulista (UNIP) Indianópolis, Planalto Paulista São Paulo (SP)

Ferns in Focus Fern and lycophyte specialists from across the entire world will have again the opportunity to discuss new advances in the study of these groups. This time Brazil, a country known for its incredible biodiversity, will receive hundreds of scientists at a time when global challenges make these meetings more necessary than ever. … Continue reading I&A: An international symposium on lycophyte & fern research – Postponed until 2021

S: Kirkton Glen, Balquhidder

Kirkton Glen Balquhidder

Now that government guidelines are allowing a bit more venturing out, Andy and Natalie are keen to go ahead with this meeting on Saturday July 25. This type of outing should comfortably lend itself to social distancing. We will just have to avoid any hugging! If you are interested in participating or for more information, … Continue reading S: Kirkton Glen, Balquhidder

N: Seattle, USA – Cancelled

Hosted by Sue Olsen from Seattle. A chance to spend a week visiting botanical gardens, private gardens and native fern sites in the north-west of the USA. Early booking through Julian Reed is strongly advisable

GS: Southport Flower Show, Southport

Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Southport

A chance for you to help at the show, enthuse to the public about ferns and/or display your ferns to try and win in various display categories. Please contact Michael if you would like to take part.

WS: Fibrex Nursery, Pebworth, Warwickshire – Cancelled

Fibrex Nursery Honeybourne Road, Pebworth,, Stratford-upon-Avon

Leaders: Fibrex Nursery (am.) Angela Tandy and garden visit (pm.) Alistair and Margaret Urquhart Fibrex nursery needs no introduction to fern fans as the source of probably the widest range of plants available in the UK. As always, we can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome at the nursery from Angela. Alistair and Margaret’s Garden … Continue reading WS: Fibrex Nursery, Pebworth, Warwickshire – Cancelled

EA: Paul Spracklin’s open garden – Cancelled

paul spacklin's garden 42 Greenwood Avenue, South 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

N&SE: Cultivar Group National meeting – Cancelled

mark border 12 Highlands Close, Bexhill-on-Sea

On Saturday meet at 10.30 at Mark Border's home Mark has a brilliant collection with many fascinating ferns especially Asplenium scolopendrium cultivars and much more. After a fascinating visit to Mark's we will go on to Riverhill Himalayan gardens for 2.30 pm, approximately an hours drive, and gives you time to grab some lunch on … Continue reading N&SE: Cultivar Group National meeting – Cancelled

S: Annual Indoor Meeting, Strathbungo, Glasgow – Postponed until 2021

House (and garden) of Chris Nicholson & Fiona MacKinnon 8 Moray Place, Strathbungo

Postponed until 2021, but please let us know if you would like to join in for a Zoom meeting. Contact: bridgetlaue@blueyonder.co.uk Arrive 10:30am. Tour of Chris Nicholson’s garden, and fern-related presentations. Includes plant sales, book sales, and planning for 2021. Coffee/tea and lunch provided! More information will be available closer to the event. All are … Continue reading S: Annual Indoor Meeting, Strathbungo, Glasgow – Postponed until 2021

MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton – Postponed until 2021

This is a joint meeting with the Yorkshire Fern Group led by Michael Wilcox and Bruce Brown. On a recce 18 fern taxa were recorded including self-sown Polystichum polyblepharum for example. The site is listed on several web sites for example see:- https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/smithills-estate/ Meet at the free car park off Smithills Dean Road at SD698119. … Continue reading MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton – Postponed until 2021

N: AGM

This will be a vitual event. Please contact the Secretary (secretary@ebps.org.uk) to receive an invite to the event. AGENDA FOR 117th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The latest copy of the BPS Bulletin (Vol. 8, No. 6, distributed earlier this year) contains the minutes of the previous AGM, relevant to agenda item 2. It also contains the … Continue reading N: AGM

NW: Polypodies

Julian Read will talk about Polypodies. More information to follow.

SE: Autumn end of season Meeting – Cancelled

Paul Reddy Hill Farm Oast, Yalding Hill, Yalding

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

EA: Peter and Nick’s indoor meeting – Cancelled

Peter Blake & Nick Lodge 14 Mill Hill Road, Norwich

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

Committee

Will be held by Zoom

Z: Polypodium Cultivars

Zoom

If you missed our first talk in December by Julian Reed on Polypodium Cultivars, you can watch it here

Z: Ferns of the Miller Garden

Zoom

Joint HFF/BPS Zoom Meeting Join Richie Steffen, President of the Hardy Fern Foundation and Executive Director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden A look at the Miller Garden’s extensive fern collection When Mrs. Miller created the garden in the early 1950’s she recognized the value of these interesting plants in the landscape and they … Continue reading Z: Ferns of the Miller Garden

Z: Committee

Zoom

This meeting will be held remotely. More information will be available ahead of the meeting.

Z: Polystichum Cultivars

Zoom

You are invited to a Joinnt BPS/HFF Zoom webinar. 6:00PM (GMT), 10:00 AM (PST) Register in advance is required for this webinar You can register here

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