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Workshop/Course, Wed 31 Jul - Fri 2 Aug 2019, £170-£295

FSC Flatford Mill

FSC Flatford Mill

The centre of Constable Country

Address

East Bergholt,
Suffolk,
CO7 6UL

Details

Summer is a good time to practise keys that focus on vegetative features. Most field guides focus on features of flowers and fruits to differentiate between species and this can be frustrating when the plant you are interested in has neither! A plant that may be easily recognisable when it is in flower can seem featureless when it is not. Also when they are present, flowers may look very similar between species within a genera, and plants with inconspicuous flowers may present a challenge. Vegetative features such as hairs, stomata and stems in cross-section can be diagnostic features, assisting in accurately identifying plants to species level. Having confidence in using vegetative keys will not only help you back up identification using a flower key, but also give you the freedom to identify those same plants all year-round. We will focus on using ‘The Vegetative Key’ by Poland and Clements but will also try some other vegetative keys for specific groups. This course is suitable for beginners (no previous knowledge will be assumed) and it also suitable for improvers.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

We have 78 beds over 25 bedrooms. Our dining room can cater for up to 60 people at a time. We have 5 classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards. Guests can also use our library and recreation room. We also have extensive grounds including river frontage, our own island, woods, reedbeds, open fields and meadows.

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Dates Times
Wed 31 Jul - Fri 2 Aug 2019

Prices

Resident (Sole Occupancy): £295
Resident (Shared Room): £220
Non-resident: £170

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Map reference: TM 076332  Lat: 51.95878 Long: 1.02154

By car: From the A12 take the turning for East Bergholt / Flatford. Drive through East Bergholt, following the signs to Flatford. when on the one-way lane, follow signs to the Field Study Centre, driving past the National Trust Bridge Cottage, along the lane to the large brick building next to the river where our Reception is located. Parking is available for our customers in the car park at the end of the lane.

By public transport: Our nearest train station in Manningtree, about 60 minutes train ride from London Liverpool Street. Taxis are available at the station (about 10 minute taxi ride)

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

We have 78 beds over 25 bedrooms. Our dining room can cater for up to 60 people at a time. We have 5 classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards. Guests can also use our library and recreation room. We also have extensive grounds including river frontage, our own island, woods, reedbeds, open fields and meadows.