guide was originally based on a pamphlet published by the British
Pteridological Society designed to help new members and others interested
in ferns to find plants from reputable sources either to purchase,
study or simply enjoy, and to use them effectively in their own gardens.
information is published with the consent of the owners or managers
of the gardens or institutions listed. Admission is free unless
otherwise stated. It is by no means a comprehensive list, although
every attempt has been made to ensure the information given is correct.
guide is currently under active review. The Society would very much
appreciate being notified of any additions or amendments which be
useful when revising the guide.
List by Country and County:
& NE Somerset
Southwell, Sherborne Garden, Litton, Bath, Bath & NE Somerset,
BA3 4PP; tel: 01761 241220.
Four acre garden with beginner's collection of 250 different hardy
ferns, all labelled. Open: Suns & Mons, June- Sept, 11am-6pm,
or by appointment. - E- M- P- S
of Bristol Botany Gardens, Brackenhill, North Road, Leigh Woods,
Bristol, Bristol, B58 3PF; tel: 0117 9733682.
Wide range of hardy, half-hardy and tender ferns, including many
natives. Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Weekends by appointment. - B-
University Botanic Garden, Cory Lodge, Bateman Street, Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire, CB2 1JF; tel: 01223 336265, Mrs C A Hotine, Info.
& Records Technician -M-.
Hardy and glasshouse ferns. Open all year 10am-6pm (summer), 10am-4pm
(winter). - B- E- P
Davies, Greystones, Comberton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB37
7EF; tel: 01223 264159.
Nearly 40 varieties representing 9 groups of ferns in border and
in woodland shade, associated with spring bulbs and foliage plants.
- A- H- P- S- X
Nursery, Oakington Road, Cottenham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
CB4 4TW; tel: 01954 251555, A C Leslie & J L Sharman -M-.
Wide range of hardy species and varieties of fern including Adiantum,
Asplenium, Athyrium, Blechnum, Cystopteris, Dryopteris, Gymnocarpium,
Matteuccia, Phegopteris, Polypodium and Polystichum. Open: Fri/Sat,
10am-4pm; Mar-June & Oct. - H- M- N- P- S
Nimmo-Smith, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1AH; tel: 01223 365484.
Small town garden containing mainly hardy British species and
cultivars and foreign hardy ferns. - A- H- M- X
House & Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13
1JR; tel: 01945 583463.
Tender and hardy ferns in Victorian fernery and fern garden. Open:
House & garden: Sat, Sun, Weds & Bank Hol Mons. Garden
only: Mon & Tues. - E- NT- P
Fernery, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN; tel: 01565
Dicksonia, Cyathea, and Woodwardia in restored Victorian Fernery.
Open: Daily 11am-4pm except Mons. (open Bank Hols.) - NT- P- S
Nurseries, Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6BJ; tel: 01209 861112.
Tree ferns. Open: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. - N- P- S
House, Carwinnion Road, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
5JA; tel: 01326 250258
Famous for bamboos and tropical plants. Several fern species including
tree ferns. -E - P
Quay, Cotehele, Saltash, Plymouth
Maidenhair fern on inside of lime kilns at Cotehele Quay
Garden, Mawnan Smith, Flamouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ; tel: 01326
Dicksonia Antarctica/Squarosa, Blechnum Chilensis, Woodwardia
Radicans, Cyathea, etc. Open: Mar-Oct: 10.30am-5.30pm, Tues-Sat;
closed Good Fri; open Bank Hol Mons. - E- NT- P- S
Budock, nr. Falmouth
Rhodendrons, camellias, magnolias and tree ferns. -E - P
Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EF; tel: 01736 710507.
Several species of fern in a fantastic setting. Garden open May
- June 10-5.30 Mon - Fri, Jul - Oct 10-5.30 Thu & Fri. -E
- NT - P
Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26
6EN; tel: 01726 844157.
Historic garden with lakes, rockeries, summer houses, crystal
grotto, Italian garden, bee-boles, pineapple house, traditional
kitchen garden, etc. and two and half miles of footpaths, in process
of restoration since 1991. Numerous native ferns throughout the
garden but especially in The Ravine, plus Dicksonia antarctica,
etc. and other sub-tropical trees and shrubs in The Jungle. Notable
Hooker collection of rhododendrons, and also camellias. Open:
10am-6pm, daily (last tickets, 4.30pm) - B- E- P- S
Garden, Trebah, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ; tel:
25 acre, steeply-wooded ravine garden with waterfalls and ponds,
featuring 13 subspecies of Cyathea, 2 subspecies of Blechnum,
and 4 subspecies of Dicksonia, including some D. antarctica planted
100 years ago, plus 2 acres of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, gunnera,
palms, trees and shrubs. Young plants planted out and in the nursery.
Open: 10.30am-5pm, every day of the year. - B- E- P- S
Feock, Truro, Cornwall; tel: 01872 862090
Rhodendrons, eucalyptus, acers, palms, and ferns (including tree
ferns). - E - P
Trengwainton Gardens, Near Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8RZ;
tel: 01736 63148.
Dicksonia antarctica, Osmunda regalis, Asplenium scolopendrium,
varieties of Blechnum, Polystichum, Dryopteris and Matteuccia.
Open: Mar-Oct: W-Sat & Bank Hols, 10.30am-5pm (Apr-Sept, 5.30pm).
- NT- P- S
Abbey Gardens, Tresco, Isles of Scilly; tel: 01720 424105
Unique collection of tender plants including several species of
ferns. Open 10-4 daily all year. - E - NT - P
Estate Nursery, Trewidden, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8TT; tel:
Large landscaped garden and nursery including Dicksonia antarctica.
Open: Mon-Sat: 8am-1pm & 2-5pm; closes 4pm on Fri; closed
Suns. - E- N- P- S
Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD; tel: 01539 441396 (daytime), Sally
Beamish, Head Gardener -M-.
Lakeshore and woodland garden at home of W J Linton (author of
"The Ferns of the English Lake Country", pub. 1865)
and John Ruskin, social revoluntionary, etc. (from 1872-1900).
Major garden renovation in progress to include creation of a 'Linton
Fern Collection' of 3 fern 'beds' in oak woodland inspired by
Linton's book to stimulate interest and awareness of native Cumbrian
flora. Collection includes 21 Asplenium, 25 Athyrium, 40 Dryopteris,
28 Polypodium and 32 Polystichum. Open: Mid-Mar to Mid-Nov, 11am-5.30pm
Mon-Sun; Mid Nov-Mid Mar, 11am-4pm Wed-Sun. - B- E- P- S
Nursery Garden, Near Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BL; tel: 01434 381372.
Species and varieties of Adiantum, Asplenium, Athyrium, Blechnum,
Dryopteris, Gymnocarpium, Matteucia, Onoclea, Osmunda, Polystichum,
Thelypteris and Woodsia. Open: March-Oct: M-F, 9am-4.30pm; Sat,
Sun & B.Hols, 12.30-4pm; Nov-Feb: by appt. - N- P- S
Castle Garden, Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE; tel:
National Trust Garden containing National Collections of Asplenium
scolopendium, Cystopteris, Dryopteris and Osmunda, also general
collection of hardy ferns. Open: Apr-Oct: Sun-Thurs, 12.30-5.30pm;
last admission 5pm. - E- NC- NT- P- S
& Sue Sykes, Kendal, Cumbria; tel: 01539 568321.
Small general collection mostly of varieties of UK ferns, particularly
Polysticum setiferum and Polypodium. - A- M- X
Lakeland Horticultural Society Gardens, Holehird, Ullswater Road,
Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1NP; tel: 01539 446008, Miss C J Kelshall
National Collection of Polystichum (over 60 taxa), plus over 20
other taxa in mixed fern border. Open: 9am-dusk, daily. - NC-
Marriage, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Devon, DT7 3RR; tel: 01297 443295.
3 acre private woodland garden with approx. 50 species of ferns
and a few varieties, plus rare trees and shrubs. Open (fee payable)
under National Gardens Scheme - see 'Yellow Book' - or by appointment.
- A- E- M- P- X
Garden, Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES; tel:
Woodland garden on banks of Dart estuary including fernery. Open
Mar - 1st week Oct 10.30-5. - E - NT - P
Lacy House & Garden, Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne, Dorset,
BH21 4EA; tel: 01202 883402.
24 varieties of Dryopteris, Polystichum, Asplenium, Athyrium,
Matteuccia, Adiantum, Osmunda; Victorian Fernery. Open: Apr-Oct:
Sat-Wed, 11.30am-6pm (garden); 12-4.30pm (house). - E- NC- NT-
& Mrs C W Wright, Seaborough, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3QY;
tel: 01308 868426.
Two-acre garden with many native ferns, inc. Polystichum setiferum
'Plumosum Bevis' & descendant. - A- H- NC- X
Park Gardens, Sheffield Park, East Sussex, TN22 3QX. Tel: 01825
Huge landscaped garden with specimen trees and famous spring and
autumn colour. A few ferns scattered in damper habitats. Open
15 Feb - 30 Apr, and 1 Jun - 30 Sept: 10.30 - 6 Tues - Sun; 1
May - 31 May and 1 Oct - 31 Oct: 10.30 - 6 every day; 28 Dec -
1 Jan: 10.30 - 4 Mon - Sun; 7 Jan - 12 Feb: 10.30 - 4 Sat and
E - NT - P
Dixter, Northiam, East Sussex.
Famous garden, the creation of Christopher Lloyd. Many interesting
and unusual ferns. P - S
and Karen Munyard, Hastings, East Sussex.
Fascinating suburban garden with many rare and interesting species.
A - M - X
Wood, Saxonbury Hill, Mark Cross, East Sussex. Sussex Wildlife
Trust Nature Reserve.
Beautiful wood containing nearly all the woodland fern species,
including the best site for Dryopteris aemula in the South-East.
Medd, Londesborough Cross, Town Street, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43
3PA; tel: 01430 873908
Wonderful collection of hardy ferns including 80 Polystichums.
Open Mar - Jul, Weds 1.00 - 4.00 (& occasional Suns) under
National Garden Scheme - E - M - S - X
Bolton, Birdbrook, Halstead, Essex, CO0 4BQ; tel: 0441 785258.
Collection of all kinds of hardy specieies and varieties, many
from the original Bolton collection. - A- M- X
Garden Centre, Nursery & Arboretum, Batsford, Moreston-in-the-Marsh,
Gloucestershire; tel: 01386 700409.
80,000 hardy ferns (37 species and varieties grown for wholesale
trade; garden centre retails ferns to the public. List includes
Adiantum, Asplenium, Athyrium, Blechnum, Cyrtomium, Dryopteris,
Gymnocarpium, Matteucia, Onoclea, Osmunda, Polystichum. Open:
10am-5pm daily. - N- P- S
Manor Gardens, Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire
GL55 6LR; tel: 01684 855370.
Famous for its outdoor 'rooms' the garden features trees, shrubs,
herbaceous plants and many shady areas with ferns.
Nurseries, School Lane, Whitminster, Gloucestershire, GL2 7PL;
tel: 01452 740266.
Species and varieties of Asplenium, Athyrium, Cyrtomium, Dryopteris,
Matteuccia, Onoclea, Osmunda, Polypodium, and Polystichum. Open:
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; closed Sat & Sun. - N- P- S
Plant & Garden Centre, Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucestershire,
GL2 7PB; tel: 01452 741444.
Wide range of ferns hardy in Britain (see Nursery entry above)
usually available at the Plant & Garden Centre. Open: Mon-Sat,
9am-6pm, Sun, 10.30am-4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day
& Easter Sun. - N- P- S
of Manchester Botanical Experimental Grounds, off Old Hall Lane,
Fallowfield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14; tel: 0161 257
Range of British and exotic ferns and fern allies, mainly in glasshouses.
Species of particular interest include Leptopteris, Pilularia,
Salvinia, Azolla, Marsilea, Hymenophyllum, Ophioglossum, Selaginella,
Psilotum. Open: Mon-Fri, 8am-4.30pm - B- P
Botanical Garden, Carrington, Urmston, Manchester, Greater Manchester,
M31 4AG; tel: 0161 775 2750, Chris Goodman, Director -M-.
Wide range of hardy ferns grown in woodland gardens. Open: Fri-Wed
10am-5pm (closed Thurs) - E- M- N- P- S
Court Nursery, Hordle Lane, Hordle, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41
0HU; tel: 01590 642130.
A wide variety of hardy and semi-tender ferns. National Collection
of Woodwardia. Open: 9.30am-1pm & 2-5pm; closed Tues &
Weds. - E- H- N- NC- P- S
Byfield, 21 Fishers Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HW; tel:
023 8042 8452
Growing collection specializing in cultivars of British fern genera
- A- M- X
R Giles, Rumsey Gardens, 117 Drift Road, Clanfield, Waterlooville,
Hampshire, PO8 0PD; tel: 01705 593367; www: www.rumsey-gardens.co.uk .
Adiantum, Asplenium, Athyrium, Blechnum, Cheilanthes, Cryptogramma,
Polypodium, Polystichum, Oreopteris. Open: 9am-5pm, daily. - H-
M- N- S
Leonard, Portsmouth; e-mail: email@example.com, tel: 023
"Portsmouth Botanical Gardens". About 150 species of
ferns - A- M- X
Dore Court Garden, Abbeydore, Herefordshire, HR2 0AD; tel: 01981
Athyrium, Polystichum, Polypodium, Osmunda, Asplenium scolopendrium.
Open: Mar-Oct: 11am-6pm, closed Weds. - H- N- NC- P- S
and Grace Acock's Garden. St Mary's Cray, Kent; tel: 01689 820183.
Small collection of mainly fern species of European and Macronesian
origin and an extensive collection of horsetail species and hybrids
(including most known taxa). -A - M - X
Castle Garden, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN; tel:
Osmunda at edges of moat, other ferns in gardens, especially near
The Quarry. Open: 30 Mar-2 Nov: Wed-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 12-6pm.
- E- NT- P
(Quarry currently under development; fern collection not at present
Castle Garden, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB. tel: 01580
Many interesting and unusual ferns in this classic and famous
garden, originally the creation of Vita Sackville-West. Open 19
Mar to 30 Oct. Mon, Tues, Fri - Sun. 11-6.30. Extremely popular
and busy. Timed entry at busy periods. Advisable to arrive early.
E - NT - P - S
Garden, Hurst Green, East Sussex
Commercial garden with surprisingly good fern collection. E -
N - P - S
Joseph Banks Conservatory, The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
LN1 3BL; tel: 01522 560306.
Tender ferns in glasshouse: Dicksonia, Cyathea including C. medularis,
Davillia, Doodia, Pellea, Adiantum, Asplenium. Open: daily, 10am-4pm;
closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. - B- P
Fern Nursery, Grimsby Road, Binbrook, Lincolnshire, LN3 6DH; tel:
01472 398092, Neil Timm -M-.
Range of hardy ferns. Open: Sat/Sun, 9am-5pm, Apr-Oct, or by appointment.
- H- M- N- P- S- X
Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HS; tel: 0171
Historic apothecaries' garden with collection of ferns first decribed
or cultivated by Thomas Moore (Curator 1848-1887); planted in
restored 1907 fern house. Open: Apr-Oct: Weds, 2-5pm & Suns,
2-6pm. Chelsea Flower Show Wk: M-F, 12-5pm;Chelsea Fest. Wk:M-F,12-5pm.
- B- E- P- S
Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EN; tel:
0151 478 4372.
Living displays of a small selection of ferns & fern alies.
Natural History Centre: wide range of preserved material, with
staff available for queries. Large collection of reserve herbarium
material amounting to 11,000 specimens from throughout the world
available by appt. only. Guided tours for small groups also by
appt. The Museum also curates the University Herbarium, and the
University of Liverpool's living displays which can be seen at
Ness Botanical Gardens, Wirral. Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12noon-5pm.
Natural History Centre: Tues-Sun 1-4.30pm. - B
Bouckley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire; tel: 01423 566948.
Collection of hardy ferns. - A- M- S- X
Carr Botanical Gardens, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire,
HG3 1QB; tel: 01423 508237.
NCCPG Collections of Polypodium and Dryopteris. Gardening museum
within gardens. Open: 9.30am-6pm (or dusk), daily. - B- E- NC-
and Anne Wright, 130 Prince Rupert Drive, Tockwith, York, YO26
7PU; tel: 01423 358791
½-acre enthusiast's garden, containing many unusual and
rare plants, including a large fern collection. Open under the
National Gardens Scheme (see Yellow Book for details) - E - M
- S - X
Cemetery, The Gatehouse, Cemetery Road, York YO10 5AJ; tel: 01904
A small fern collection planted in this pleasant and peaceful
location by local BPS members and maintained by them with assistance
of cemetery staff. Further details from Jack Bouckley (01423 566948).
Open most days during daylight hours.
Gardens, Howick Estate Office, Alnwick, Northumberland, NN266
3LB; tel: 01665 577285.
A few ornamental garden ferns, especially around bog garden. Open
early Apr-late Oct: 1-6pm, daily. - E- H- P
of Oxford Botanic Gardens, Rose Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1
4AX; tel: 01865 276920.
Tropical and hardy ferns in garden and glasshouses. Open: Gardens:
9am-4.30pm; glasshouses: 2-4pm, daily except Christmas Day and
Good Friday. - B- E
Loraine, Greencombe, Porlock, Somerset, TA24 8NU; tel: 01643 862363.
NCCPG Collection of Polystichum, also Dryopteris spp. Polypodium
vars., good Athyrium and Phyllitis. Open: Sat-Tues, 2-6pm, 1st
April-31st July. - E- H- M- NC- P- S- X
Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth, Doncaster, DR5 7XJ; tel: 01302 722598
Large quarry fern garden incorporating the late Eric Baker's collection.
Open 1 Apr - 30 Sep 10.00 - 5.30 daily, 1 Oct - 31 Oct 10.00 -
4.30 daily, 1 Nov - 31 Mar 10.00 - 4.00 weekends only
Robbins Gardens, Scrooby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN106AD;
tel: 01302 710318.
Nursery with two to three year old native ferns grown from spores
collected in the wild. - A- H- M- N- S
J Heywood, Chapel Chorlton, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 5JN;
tel: 01782 680206.
Large collection of Polypodium, Polystichum, Adiantum, Athyrium,
Dryopteris, etc. By appointment or see 'Yellow Book' - A- E- X
Pigott, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, Suffolk; tel: 01449 766104.
Botanical collections of Equisetum (National Collection) and Dryopteris
- A- H- M- NC- X
and Eric Roberts, Unicorns, Long Hill, Sands, Farnham, Surrey,
GU10 1NG; tel: 01252 782778.
Woodland garden with hardy ferns. By appointment or see National
Gardens Scheme 'Yellow Book' - A- E- H- M- X
Botanic Gardens, Kew, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB; tel: 0181 332 5505.
Approx. 1200 taxa of temperate and tropical pteridophytes grown,
many of which are displayed in the Princess of Wales Conservatory
and exterior plantings of hardy ferns in the gardens. Open: 9.30am
daily; closing time varies - please check. - B- E- P
Garden, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0UU;
tel: 01753 860222,
NCCPG Collection of hardy ferns; approx. 550 species, subspecies
and cultivars. Open: Mar-Oct: 10am-6pm daily; Nov-Feb: 10am-4pm
daily. - B- NC- P- S
Schroder, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH16 1JG; tel: 01444 415271.
Collection of hardy ferns, especially Athyrium. - A- M- X
Nurseries Ltd, Honeybourne Road, Pebworth, Stratford-on-Avon,
Warwickshire, CV37 8XT; tel: 01789 720788.
Established nursery selling species and varieties of British and
foreign ferns hardy in Britain, including Asplenium, Athyrium,
Cystopteris, Dryopteris, Osmunda, Polypodium, Polystichum, Thelypteris,
Adiantum, Cyrtomium, Dicksonia, Matteucia, Onoclea, Woodsia and
Woodwardia. New fern garden demonstrating the use of ferns. Open:
Jan-Mar: M-F, 12-5pm; Apr-Aug: T-Sun, 12-5pm, Sept-Nov: M-F,12-5pm;
Dec: closed. - N- P- S
Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 3TR; tel: 0121 454 1860.
Glasshouse ferns & tree ferns, including Dicksonia x lathamii.
Hardy ferns arranged geographically in natural gully. Open: Mon-Sat,
9am-dusk (8pm), Sun, 10am-dusk (8pm). - B- E- NC- P- S
& Doreen Brotherton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 3BJ; tel:
Private garden with magnificent collection of Cheilanthes. - A-
M- S- X
R Busby, 16 Kirby Corner Road, Canley, Coventry CV4 8GD; tel.
02476 715690. General collection of hardy ferns and varieties
both British and foreign. By appointment. - A- M- X
of Birmingham Botanic Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2RT; tel: 0121 414 5590.
Hardy and indoor ferns. Open: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, by appointment.
- A- B- P
Place (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), Ardingly, Haywards Heath,
West Sussex, RH17 6TN; tel: 0181 332 5066.
Limited collection of cultivated hardy ferns including Osmunda,
Blechnum, Polystichum, plus ferns of the Sussex Weald in woodlands
including Dryopteris aemula. Open: Daily, 10am-7pm (summer), 10am-4pm
(winter). - B- E- P
West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE; tel:
01342 301795. Ferns in quarry garden and a few elsewhere. Open
18 Mar - 30 Oct. Wednesdays to Sundays 11-6; 5 Nov to 18 Dec.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11-5. -E - NT - P.
Garden, Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB.
tel: 01444 400321. Interesting collection of ferns and fern borders.
(Hymenophyllum tunbrigense in surrounding woods). Open 18 Feb
to 30 October 11 - 4, Wednesday to Sunday. 5th November to 12th
Feb. 11-4 Saturday and Sunday. E - NT - P
Mens, Winkhurst Green, West Sussex. Nature Reserve containing
beautiful hanging chalk woods and only site for Gymnocarpium robertianum
inn the South-East.
Wild Brooks, Amberley, West Sussex. Wetland Nature Reserve containing
Marsh Fern. Polypodium cambricum on garden walls in nearby village
Schroder, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1JG; tel: 01444 415271.
Collection of hardy ferns, especially Athyrium. - A- M- X
House Gardens, Treasures of Tenbury Ltd, Burford, Tenbury Wells,
Worcestershire, WR15 8HQ; tel: 01584 810777.
Range of ferns in garden borders and for sale in garden centre.
Open: Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm, all year round. - E- H- N- P- S
Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9; tel: 010 353 1 8374388.
Tropical ferns in glasshouses, hardy ferns out-of-doors, Killarney
Fern and filmy ferns. Open: Summer: 9am-6pm; Winter: 10am-4.30pm.
Glasshouses as posted. - B- NC- P
Hall, Ascog, Isle of Bute, PA20 9EU; tel: 017 0050 4555: e-mail:
Restored Victorian sunken fernery under glass plus gardens. Open
from Easter to end-October, from 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and
Botanic Garden, Dunoon, PA23 8QU; tel: 01369 706261; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located 7 miles north of Dunoon on A815 this is an extensive garden
with a wide variety of exotic ferns and British natives growing
in a natural setting. Open daily, 10am-4pm Feb & Mar, 10am-5pm
Mar & Oct, & 10am-6pm Apr-Sept. -B-E-P-S
Linn Nursery & Garden, Shore Road, Cove, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire,
G84 0NR; tel: 01436 842242.
Some 50 species and varieties of hardy ferns, including tree ferns,
in lakeside setting, marsh and rockery in Gulf Stream garden.
Open from dawn to dusk throughout the year. -N-P-S
Glen. Forestry Commission property (NS150843) off A815 Dunoon
to Strachur road, 1 mile south of Benmore Botanic Garden.
Beautiful ravine with a wide selection of British native ferns,
especially filmy ferns. Open all year.
Castle Garden and Country Park, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY; tel:
01770 302202; e-mail: email@example.com
Magnificent specimens of Athyrium filix-femina "Victoriae"
and many exotic species including tree ferns. Native species in
surrounding country park. -E-NT-P-S
Castle & Country Park, Maybole, KA19 8LE; tel: 01655 884455;
Walled Garden contains many, mainly hardy, non-native, ferns,
frequently planted in drifts of one species. Surrounding woodland
full of native ferns but also flourishing Dicksonia antarctica.
Open Good Friday-31 Oct, 9.30am-5.30pm. -E-N-NT-P-S
Botanic Garden, Stobo, EH45 9JU; tel: 01721 760254; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hardy native, North American and other ferns in a woodland garden.
Open: 10am-4pm Feb & Nov, 10am-5pm Mar & Oct, 10am-6pm
Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, DG9 9ND; tel: 01776 860231.
Extensive tree fern collection and many other temperate south
hemisphere species in Gulf Stream garden established 100 years
ago which is now a renowned centre for the scientific study and
conservation of plants. Open: 1 Mar- 31 Oct: 10am-5pm Mar &
Oct, 10am-6pm Apr-Sep. -B-E-P-
Wardlaw's Garden, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 2SY; tel: 0141 942 2461
National Collection of British Native Ferns plus many non-native
species, including tree ferns. -A-M-NC-P
Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR;
tel: 0131 552 7171; e-mail: email@example.com
The glasshouses contain one of the most comprehensive collections
of tropical and sub-tropical ferns in the UK, kept in excellent
condition, and supplemented by hardy native and non-native ferns
in scattered locations in the garden. Open daily (except 25 Dec
& 1 Jan), 10am-4pm Nov-Feb, 10am-6pm Mar & Oct, &
10am-7pm Apr-Sept. -B-E(for glasshouses) -P-S
Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Strathclyde,
G12 0UE; tel: 0141 334 2422.
National Collection of Tree Ferns in Kibble Palace (circular glasshouse
built 1873); tropical ferns including a collection of Papua New
Guinea in the Main Range of glasshouses; expanding hardy fern
collection in gardens. Open: Grounds open daily; Kibble Palace
& Main Range:10am-4.45pm (winter,4.15pm); Main Range closed
Sat & Sun am. -B-NC-P
Gardens, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YX; tel: 01520 722603;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web:www.attadale.com
Unusual dome fernery and outdoor collection from the late Peter
Hainsworth's garden. Also Rhododendron, Meconopsis and Primula.
Open 10am - 5.30pm April-October. Closed Sundays. -E-M-P-S
Garden, Poolewe, IV22 2LG; tel: 01445 781200; e-mail: email@example.com
Warmed by the North Atlantic Drift the garden contains many non-native
fern species and other plants not normally hardy in more inland
areas of the UK. Open all year daily 9.30am - 4pm, with extended
opening till 9pm or sunset if earlier, Good Friday to 31 October.
Hermitage, near Dunkeld. Access from A9 1 mile north of Dunkeld
Woodland walk along the banks of the River Braan with many native
species of fern. Open all year. -E-NT-
Hardy Ferns, Carreg Y Fedwen, Sling, Tregarth, Gwynedd; LL57 4RP;
tel: 01248 600385; fax: 01248 602944; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Widest range of fern species and varieties, including tree-ferns,
in the UK. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm every day except Christmas and
New Year. Appointment advisable. -M-N-S