Objectives Although we aimed to continue the work of the very successful August working party – see Report Work Party 17th August 2017. this was an extra-ordinary meeting as we had two one-off events scheduled at the same time, which was a distraction. We will deal with these first. Reinstalling the Entrance Poles Right on time […]
Harry has drawn our attention to a very interesting piece named Frond Memories published by The Guardian on Sunday 1st September 2002, written by Monty Don, which is worth a read, even though written 15 years ago. The theme of the article is that Monty Don has not always been terribly ‘lit up’ by ferns, but […]
Next Meeting Date The meeting on 21st September 2017 will aim to continue the work of the very successful August working party – see Report Work Party 17th August 2017. Start Time and Place At the Fernery at the top end of North Ride, Welwyn, AL6 9RD starting at 10 a.m. Please note that team […]
Dates and Times of Meetings The Friends of Danesbury always meet on the Third Thursday each month throughout the year. The remaining meetings for this year are as follows: 21st September 19th October 16th November 14th December Whereas our normal start time is 10 a.m. until lunchtime, we have learned the benefit of offering an […]
Work Party Report – 17th August 2017 On a beautiful sunny day 13 volunteers turned out at the Danesbury Fernery. A very busy morning was spent working on several fronts. Iron Fencing – Progress Report The iron estate fencing that we have been restoring was partly re-aligned this morning based on new data […]
The Borough Council have provided a mains water supply to the Fernery. We are waiting for the big ‘switch on day’ to arrive, but that will not happen until we have installed a secure steel cabinet that will hide the stand-pipe and hose-reel. As soon as that happens (hopefully within a week or so) we […]
The new Danesbury Fernery website is still under construction, but is gradually taking shape. As the site develops, all Friends of Danesbury Local Nature Reserve will be encouraged to contribute by posting relevant items of interest, either under the Research header, or the Restoration header.
THE HOUSE Location Danesbury House and the Danesbury Park estate is to the North of Welwyn Village in Hertfordshire, UK, about 40 kms North of London. Background reading A definitive account of the history of Danesbury has been researched by local historian Gordon Longmead in his book: The History of Danesbury, the House and its […]