The Danesbury volunteers welcomed our visitors from the East Anglia Group of the British Pteridological (Fern) Society led by Peter Blake. As reported on 2nd July 2019 this was a return of the Autumn 2018 visit to Norwich which was hosted by Peter Blake and his colleagues. A group of 12 members enjoyed being shown […]
The RHS judges visited the Fernery 12 months after their 2018 visit which resulted in the Friends of Danesbury Fernery winning the 2018 Anglia in Bloom Conservation Award.
The following Report is written by Colin Adlam. A group of us who visited the BPS East Anglia Group Indoor meeting in Norwich on 27th October 2018, took the opportunity to visit The Plantation in Norwich, which was very close to the BPS EA meeting place. We believed there was a rustic bridge at The […]
On 27th October 2018 a small group from The Friends of Danesbury Fernery (FODF) met in Welwyn for a convivial drive up to Norwich for the regular autumn social get together of the British Pteridological Society East Anglia Group (BPS EA). Thanks go to Andrew for driving myself, Sarah and Harry all that way. A […]
Rewards The 2018 Open Garden Day was another great success, and a reward for all the hard work that the volunteers have put in over the past 12 months. In June 2017, following the success of our first Open Day, the volunteers collectively believed that we could not merit holding another Open Garden for at […]
The following photos taken by Diana Walsh of the Puddingstone Club, show the rich variety of Puddingstone found in Hertfordshire, and some of the uses to which it has been put.
The following Report was kindly produced by Diana Walsh. Who We Are The Puddingstone Club was formed in February 2016, following a visit to Hertford Museum and seeing such fine examples of the stone both there and in Hertford Castle grounds. We are a small group of five and we research where known puddingstones are […]
Dewstow House, near Caerwent, is not far from Chepstow in Monmouthshire, and one of the incredible things about this garden is that it was only discovered in 2000, after lying buried for nearly sixty years.1 Anybody who has attended one of Claude Hitching’s Pulham Legacy Presentations will recall that he declares that Dewstow is […]