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Coming up: June meeting

This month we welcome back globetrotter Paul Klaassen. He spent last winter in Madagascar and mainland Mexico, and we’ll hear all about it on Tuesday, 20 June, 7.30pm at the Horticultural Training Centre at Winterbourne House and Gardens (our usual meeting place). Do come along…

Summer at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens…

Some news from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Firstly, when you visit the Gardens you will notice that the Loudon Terrace has been planted up recently. The arid bed looks splendid now, and it includes the Pachycereus pringlei which outgrew its position in the Arid House at Winterbourne Gardens. Taking it down was a major undertaking; […]

May meeting: The genus Mammillaria

This month we are looking at cactus plants from the genus Mammillaria – firm favourites amongst cactus growers, and it is their flowering season now – have a look at the fantastic specimen in the Winterbourne Arid House. Our speaker is Tony Roberts, a good friend to the branch and expert grower not only of […]

April meeting: Nomads and Namibia

We are looking forward to Dorothy Minors’ talk with this title on Tuesday, 18 April, usual time and place. Do come along if you can!

Coming up: March meeting

This month we are very lucky to have Andy Young introducing us to Steven Hammer’s collection, also known as the Sphaeroid Institute. Both Andy and Steven Hammer are Mesemb specialists, and both have published widely on these plants. Both even have plants from the Aizoaceae family named after them: if you know Hammeria gracilis – […]

Coming up: February talk – this Tuesday

We are delighted to have Roy Earle introducing us to the growing of Lithops. If you fancy learning how to raise Lithops from seed and to keep maturing plants in good condition, this is the talk for your. Usual time and place – this coming Tuesday.

January talk – this coming Tuesday

Just a quick reminder that the frst of this year’s talks will be this coming Tuesday, 7.30pm at our regular meeting venue at Winterbourne. Do come along if you can!

New programme – now online

The new branch programme for 2017 is now online – we hope to see you to some of our meetings this year!

Coming up: January meeting

We shall start off the new year with a talk from the slide library – a set compiled by Sonia Barker-Fricker on plants of the genus Dudleya. These are new world succulents, and many species have leaves covered in a white powdery substance. Only a few are grown more widely – but this talk will […]

New Branch Secretary

The branch have a new secretary: Glynis Bate. If you have any queries regarding our branch please contact her at glynisbate@yahoo.co.uk