Book Sellers

China Scientific Book servicesPublications on Ferns and Pteridophytes from China

Summerfield BooksSuppliers of new, rare & out-of-print books on botany, forestry & natural history
Established in 1985, Summerfield Books is a family business specialising in the supply of books on botany, forestry and related natural history.
Summerfield Books are the Official Stockist and Distributor for ALL Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) Publications
nhbsNhbs seeks out natural history books from all countries and can offer interesting natural history and science titles that won't be found anywhere else. They also have over 1,000 wildlife products for ecology and wildlife watching Books from thousands of book sellers
Pemberley BooksPemberley Natural History Books was established by Ian Johnson in 1989, and is now one of the leading suppliers of new, used and antiquarian books on natural history. Our customers include individuals, libraries, museums and research institutes worldwide
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Fern Societies

American Fern SocietyThe American Fern Society is over 100 years old. With over 900 members worldwide, it is one of the largest international fern clubs in the world. It was established in 1893 with the objective of fostering interest in ferns and fern allies.
San Diego Fern SocietyThe San Diego Fern Society has designed this site to provide an international source of fern-related information for the fern hobbyist.
Hardy Fern Foundation, USA.... is a non-profit, membership organization established to provide a comprehensive collection of the world's hardy ferns for display, testing, evaluation, public education and introduction to the gardening and horticultural community.
Los Angeles International Fern Society (LAIFS)The Los Angeles International Fern Society was formed to provide a source of information on ferns, arrange for people to study ferns, and encourage the use and enjoyment of ferns in gardens and patios.
Texas Gulf Coast Fern SocietyOrganized in 1998 by a group of fern enthusiasts (a.k.a. fern lovers, fernies, pteridologists), to cultivate, foster and promote interest in ferns and fern allies, the TGC Fern Society presents educational programs including “how to” sessions, presentations by local, national and internationally known fern experts, and field trips and tours-thus providing a forum for fern enthusiasts to visit, learn, share plants, ideas, information, and have a good time.
The Fern Society of Southern AfricaObjectives:
To promote an interest in ferns (Pteridophyta)
To protect indigenous ferns
To research the cultivation of ferns
To disseminate information concerning ferns
Nederlandse VarenverenigingDe Nederlandse Varenvereniging was founded in 1989. Our membership is around 130 who are mostly Dutch and Belgian fern lovers though we would like to receive members from other countries. We try to extend the connections with other fern lovers in the world and have contacts with German, Swiss, American and English fern lovers.
See their fuller note (in English) as a pdf file.

Garden Ferns

Rosi's fern gardenI would like you to understand the beauty of green gardens showing a lot of nice photos and a few interesting pages about ferns. Fern gardens are an fascinating alternative to change shady, unused garden rooms into a green nice garden. I wish you a lot of pleasure while looking around the pages. My fern garden is placed in the nice Westerwald, in the middle of Germany, near Koblenz.
'My Garden' - a personal gardening siteMy Garden represents a wide range of rare and unusual plants in a small private garden in Wales, UK, with an emphasis on wildlife and biodiversity. Hopefully this site acts as a pictorial diary over the seasons and over the coming years of what is growing and flowering, starting with April 2003 and continuing...

BPS Members' Web Sites

Roger GoldingFerns in Britain and Ireland - A guide to ferns, horsetails, clubmosses and quillworts - Welcome to the Fern Site. This is a work in progress, so please be aware that I am continually adding to it and updating it. The current version contains images of most species of British and Irish ferns, including established alien species; also some subspecies and varieties. It does not yet cover hybrids - I hope to be able to include those soon.
Andrew LeonardAndrew Leonard's Fern Site


The Azolla Pagefrom the Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University, Centre for Environmental Biology (CEB), Portugal.This site is an international forum of discussion and diffusion on Azolla.
The Azolla FoundationAzolla is a unique plant that can help reduce man-made climate change and provide biofertilizer, livestock feed, food and renewable energy anywhere in the world.
Ferns and Man in New Guinea.Text by J.R. Croft (a paper presented to Papua New Guinea Botany Society, 1982).
Native Ferns for Cool ClimatesAustralian National Botanic Gardens -There are a number of Australian native fern species which are relatively easy to grow outdoors in cool climate areas.
Images of ferns from FlickrFlickriver is a web-based Flickr viewer that allows viewing hundreds of photos quickly and easily, in one seamless 'river of photos' view - never needing to hit 'next' to load the next page.
I love fernsWelcome to I Love Ferns Nursery. A website from Thailand, mostly about Platyceriums and Huperzias.
Google ImagesFern images from Google
FossilPlantsAt FossilPlants our mission is to:
tell the story of how early plants evolved by establishing a living collection of their modern day representatives, in a temperate garden environment and actively engage others in the their story.
propagate these plants and make them available for the purposes of conservation, education and research.
promote the study of paleobotany, taxonomy and plant sciences for all.
provide access to the collection and information gained from it to interested parties.

A Summary of Our Present Knowledge of the Ferns of the Philippines (1903)A Summary of Our Present Knowledge of the Ferns of the Philippines
Author: Lucien Marcus Underwood
Source: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 30, No. 12 (Dec., 1903), pp. 665-684


Checklist of World FernsThis page is the portal to web-pages listing all the species of fern-allies and ferns of the world. By Michael Hassler (Germany) and Brian Swale (NZ). We have drawn together information from a multitude of sources to create an internet presentation of facts about these interesting plants. It is not going too far to say that we find ferns and fern-allies exciting.

Other Organisations

 In addition, here are some links to other (not exclusively pteridological) organisations who we like...
The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and GardensConserving the widest possible variety of plants is one of the most urgent needs facing conservationists today, but it is not easy to translate this need into a practical reality. The NCCPG has gone a long way towards solving this problem for many of our traditional garden plants, which have given until pleasure for generations, by setting up the National Plant Collections Scheme. ...
Botanical Society of the British IslesThe Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) was founded in 1836 and has played a central role in the botanical community for 160 years. We are a society offering its members, whether beginners or seasoned professionals, services and a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The aim of the BSBI is to gain a better understanding of British and Irish plants and their distribution, and to use this knowledge to help in their conservation. Our trees and wildflowers, our ferns and grasses, in all their natural diversity and beauty, are priceless assets that enhance the lives of everyone.
National Biodiversity Network The NBN is a project to build the UK's first network of biodiversity information. This site is the Communications Portal for the NBN. Use it to access the NBN Gateway (NBN data portal) and other NBN portals.
Royal Horticultural SocietyThe Royal Horticultural Society, was founded in 1804 to encourage the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches. It is now the world's leading horticultural organisation, with extremely active science and educational departments based at RHS Garden, Wisley.
The Natural History MuseumThe Museum's mission is to maintain and develop its collections and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.
PlantNetworkPlantNetwork, is the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other documented plant collections.
Promoting botanical collections in Britain and Ireland as a national resource for research, conservation and education.
PlantlifePlantlife is the only charity working solely to protect Britain’s wild flowers and plants, fungi and lichens, and the habitats in which they are found"
Botanic Gardens Conservation InternationalBGCI was founded in 1987 to link botanic gardens as a co-operating global network for effective plant conservation. It now links over 800 institutions in over 120 countries, all working together to preserve and promote plant diversity for people and the planet.
Joint Nature Conservation CommitteeJNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. Originally established under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, JNCC was reconstituted by the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006 .


Dr Sarah WhittinghamDr Sarah Whittingham FSA is a writer and lecturer who specialises in the social history, architecture, and gardens of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Peter Barnespictures of ferns
Peter BoydPublications on Ferns and Pteridomania


Introduction to the SphenophytaYesterday's trees, today's horsetails - from The Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), located on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.
Ferns of the Canberra Region (David and Christopher Nicholls, Australia)This website is about the wild ferns in this part of southeastern Australia: where they grow; their ecology; with many photographs and detailed descriptions.

State of Nature Report

State of and Response for NatureA link to the State of Nature report, and the corresponding Response for Nature reports (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). A collaborative report between 25 organisations including the British Pteridological Society
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