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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.

Coming up: September meeting

It is TODAY, Tuesday, 15 September, and we are looking forward to welcoming Geoff Bowman with a talk on “Agaves large and small”. Geoff is the National Collection holder of Agaves. If you have received the September journal you will have noticed that splendid Agave utahensis var. eborispina on the title… this month’s meeting offers […]

BCSS Birmingham at the NEC

The branch will be exhibiting at Gardeners’ World Live again this year. Come and find us and see our plants – we will be happy to answer your cactus questions! We’ll be in the Seeds of Knowledge section in the Gardeners’ Know-How Zone.

Coming up: February meeting

We are looking forward to a talk by Trevor Wray this coming Tuesday, 17 February. Trev will be introducing us to some of the (mainly US) cactus habitats that he visited on several occasions, and the changes to the cactus populations that he noticed. As usual we meet from 7 at Winterbourne. Not to be […]

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Outlook for 2015

A repeat of the warm summer of 2014 would be nice… meanwhile, all we can promise is a new set of talks to suit your interests (hopefully!). We will start off the new year with a visit to Heidelberg, Germany: a talk from the BCSS slide library which features Werner Rauh’s collection of botanical treasures […]

Coming up: November meeting

Thank you to everyone attending the autumn show either as exhibitor or as a guest – we had well over 400 entries and many excellent plants on display. Later on in October we had David Porter with us with a talk on Euphorbias from South Africa, and we are now looking forward to Chris Davies […]