Hospitalfield’s Fernery Friends

FRIENDS of Hospitalfield House next week will have the opportunity to learn all about one of the estate’s hidden gems.

On Wednesday Professor Mary Gibby will give a talk explaining the context in which the Victorian fernery at Hospitalfield House sits at the latest in the series of Hospitalfield Friends programme.

Former director of science at the Botanic Garden Edinburgh and current president of the British Pteridological Society Professor Gibby has a long held interest in ferns and was involved in the recent restoration of the Victorian fernery at Benmore Botanic Garden.

A fernery is a specialised garden cultivated for the display of ferns and in many countries can often be found indoors or in special shadehouses.

The ‘Fernery Friends’ talk starts at 6.30 p.m. and concludes at 8.30 p.m., with canapes provided and drinks available.

Entry for members is included in their membership fees, ticket prices for non-members is £5.

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