Surrey Botanical Society

Field Meetings Programme 2019

Unless otherwise stated, meetings will start at 10.30. Please arrive by 10.15 so that we can make a prompt start. Bring packed lunch for all-day meetings. Some meetings will be on uneven, steep or wet ground so wear suitable footwear.


Please note too that each member attends at his/her own risk. The Society cannot accept responsibility for any damage, loss or injury.

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Date & Leader Venue Grid reference
Saturday 23 March The AGM will be held on Saturday 23 March in Box Hill Village Hall  at 2.00pm

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Wednesday 17 April
Dan Ryan
1.00pm start
Reigate, Gatton Park, Temple Wood for early season woodland flora on Gault Clay. Meet at 1.00 in the car park in Temple Wood N of A242 (Gatton Park Rd). Look for double metal gate and drive up towards cottage. Park anywhere in open area in front of it. There’s usually plenty of space to park in Gatton Park Rd too. TQ2793 5218
Friday 26 April
Alissa Wilson
Charlwood, Glovers Wood (WT) for spring flora along the Welland Ghyll. This semi-natural broadleaved wood on Weald Clay with outcrops of sandstone has a very rich ground flora with several rarities. Park considerately towards W end of Glover’s Road or where you can find a place. TQ2367 4107
Sunday 5 May
Bill Biddell
Hampton Estate for woodland. Meet at Myrtles Courtyard which can be reached via Littleworth Road, or Suffield Lane by The Tarn Lake at Cutmill. Further details and a map can be found at: http://www.hamptonestate.co.uk/?page_id=27. Use GU10 1JH for Sat-Navs SU9048 4614
Saturday 18 May
Kevin Lerwill
Charlwood, Edolphs Copse to help with recording for the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership in species-rich woodland on Weald Clay.  Parking is on the E side of Stan Hill, just S of the entrance to Stan Hill Court. Park on LHS of the track inside the main gate. Limited parking so please car share if you can. TQ2352 4218
Wednesday 22 May
Bill Stanworth
Frensham Great Pond for species of dry, sandy heathland (Folkstone Sands), acid grassland and the marginal vegetation of the Pond. Wear appropriate footwear and bring a weed drag if you have one. Meet at the E side of the car park (near the Pond). SU8448 4053
Wednesday 29 May
George Hounsome
Wimbledon Common and Farm Bog.  Meet at the Windmill car park, Windmill Rd, W of A219 (Parkside). A voluntary car park donation scheme is in place. TQ2297 7247
Saturday 1 June
Dave Page
Weybridge, Broadwater Lake and environs for general recordingMeet at Cowey Sale car park, Walton Lane, by the Thames near Walton Bridge, S of the A244.  TQ0924 6625
Saturday 8 June
Stephen Lemon
Chiddingstone Nature Reserve, Kent. Joint with Wildflower Society. An awayday visit to this reserve with woodland, species-rich neutral grassland, marshland and many ponds around a series of clay pits. Over 20 species of sedge have been recorded here. Meet at 10.30 next to Brickyard Cottages, off the north side of the B2027. Access for car parking through the left-hand set of double gates. The site is 1km W of Penshurst station. TQ5108 4680
Sunday 16 June
Isobel Girvan/Jon Wilson
Headley Warren for general recording on dry semi/unimproved, species-rich calcareous grassland. Meet in the car park at Nower Wood on N side of Mill Way. Limited spaces will be available so please car share if possible. TQ1932 5463
Friday 21 June
Sophie Parker
Leith Hill/ Etherley Farm (NT) to record in different habitats along the butterfly transect.  Meet at the Rhododendron Wood car park S of Tanhurst Lane. TQ1318 4278
Tuesday 2 July
John Wilsher
Send, Papercourt Meadows (SWT) This is a species-rich damp meadow next to the River Wey with many noteworthy plants including Slender Tufted-sedge, Tubular Water-dropwort and Marsh Stitchwort. Meet at Newark Lane car park (free), W of Newark Lane. Please note that the site is about 1km from the car park. TQ0397 5728
Saturday 27 July
Caroline Bateman/Geoffrey Kitchener
South Norwood Country Park.  Joint with Kent Botanical Recording Group.  Meet at free car park by the information centre east of Albert Rd. There are also plenty of places to park today along Albert Rd and in neighbouring streets. For those coming by public transport, it’s a very short walk from two tram stations – Harrington Rd and Arena – and within easy reach of Norwood Junction, Birkbeck and Elmers End train stations. TQ3508 6806
Wednesday 28 August Caroline Bateman Earlsfield – Colliers Wood.  Second stage of linear survey of River Wandle. Meet outside Earlsfield railway station. Return from Colliers Wood underground station. Use of public transport with a travel card is recommended. TQ2604 7300
Saturday 26 October The SBS Social will be held on Saturday 26 October
in Box Hill Village Hall  at 2.00pm.
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