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BCSS Birmingham on Twitter

TWITTER ALERT BCSS Birmingham are now on twitter thanks to our own Eddie Adams.  You can access it here  

Agave tequilana update

Here are the latest views of the Agave tequilana on the Loudon Terrace at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens- now over 5 metres tall and with around 2000 flower buds. photos Eddie Adams/BBG/with permission

Birmingham Autumn Show 1 October 2017

Mammillaria spinossima/Winterbourne Arid House/Gill Mills We now have the autumn 2017 show schedule available. As usual we will hold the show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which is different to our meeting venue. Directions can be found in the schedule and as always you will gain free entry to the gardens on entering one plant into […]

August Meeting – Talk by Roger Ferryman

Desert Storm/by Dave Hemsley/on flickr (CC) Legendary pioneer and cactus explorer Roger Ferryman will be the speaker at our next meeting on Tuesday 15 August. His talk will be about “Cactus of the Chihuahuan Desert”.  It will be at the usual meeting place of the Horticultural Training Centre at Winterbourne House 7 for 7.30 pm […]

July Meeting: Gerhard Marx’s Haworthias

This month, the Chairman of the Haworthia Society, Alan Rollason, will introduce us to the South African plantsman, artist and Haworthia expert Gerhard Marx. Alan will focus particularly on the Haworthia collection of Gerhard Marx – “with some of the most spectacular specimen plants ever”, he reckons. It is worth having a look at Gerhard […]

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.

Coming up: August meeting

We have a change to our schedule of talks for August and September – a straight swap. So in August, we welcome John Foster to our branch, with his talk on showing and judging cacti and other succulents – for instance at our Autumn Show. John has judged our show in the past, and his […]

Autumn Show – schedule

Birmingham Branch’s Autumn Show will be held in the Botanical Gardens on 2 October. It’s still a while, but we already have the schedule ready and available here.

Coming up: July meeting

This month we will be looking at the genus Coryphantha – Kathy and Keith Flanagan kindly agreed to travel up to Birmingham to introduce us to this interesting group of plants, this coming Tuesday, 19 July. Usual time and place – do come along!

January meeting – this Tuesday

Just a quick reminder of our upcoming meeting on Tuesday – we will be looking at slides of habitats in Baja California.