THE BRITISH PTERIDOLOGICAL SOCIETY

THE SOCIETY FOR FERN ENTHUSIASTS”

The Society was founded in the Lake District in 1891 and soon became the focal point for fern enthusiasts throughout the British Isles.

OUR HISTORY

The BPS continues to provide a wide range of information about ferns, through its website and by publishing regular journals, leaflets and books, and organising formal talks, informal discussions and outdoor meetings. The international membership includes those interested in gardening, natural history and botany, both amateur and professional. It is a friendly society run on a voluntary basis

TODAY

Meetings

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Publications

Website Spore Exchange Plant Exchange Information Help

Bulletin Pteridologist Fern Gazette Special Publications Information Leaflets

Indoor Outdoor Garden UK Abroad

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Spore Exchange: receives a worldwide selection of fern spores from various sources and distributes them to members. Plant Exchange Scheme: offers the opportunity to obtain species and varieties of hardy and greenhouse ferns that are not readily available from commercial nurseries and enables good homes to be found for surplus plants. Booksales Service: gives members the opportunity to acquire old fern books not easily obtainable through normal sources, as well as new books hot off the press! Regional Groups: give opportunities for meeting with other fern enthusiasts in your own area. Special Interest Groups: provide opportunities for members with similar interests to share ideas and experiences. Reading Circle: passes the American Fern Journal among interested members. Merchandise: is available to members, including polo shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, ties, mugs, bags, notepaper and greetings cards.