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any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward

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There is a grotto, known as the Fernery, with raised brick beds, pool and skylight, steps leading up to the tower room and a studio/bedroom with bathroom.
Fernery is sure to come on for her reappearance fourth behind Zero Tolerance at Haydock Park this month and she merits an interest in the Gibbs and Dandy Classified Stakes at Windsor.
00 Haydock: FERNERY looked a filly to have on your side when handling soft conditions at Pontefract in mid-season.
Along the winding woodland path you'll discover the Plantsman's Border with its unusual and exotic species, and the Ragley Frumpery - a merging of a fernery and a stumpery with soft ferns contrasting with the odd shapes of old Ragley tree roots.
In the upper north-west of the park was 'a charming and delightful retreat' called a fernery - where 'an admirable piece of landscaping may be seen'.
The gardens feature a rare fernery, a long rose pergola flanked by a huge, beautiful border packed with plants, as well as streamside, rose and walled gardens.
Closing the fernery and aviary at Southport's Botanic Gardens, and the recently renovated Hesketh Park conservatory.
Around the rest of the park he will find the dove sculpture, commissioned by the friends group, representing the original name, Dove Park, before it was bequeathed to the city by the Reynolds family, a children''s play area made of recycled fallen trees, a very colourful wildflower meadow, a fernery and a yew topiary crown, planted for Queen Victoria''s Golden Jubilee.
The finishing touches to the garden include a fernery and a well placed fountain that give the garden real personality," said Graham.
Open every year under the National Garden Scheme, they extend to three acres with meticulously kept topiary, sunken lawn, stone steps, large fountain, specimen trees, woodland walk, fernery and Japanese water garden complete with tea house.