Autumn Show with the Haworthia Society

Our autumn show with the Haworthia Society will be held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on October the 3rd from 11am to 4pm. As ever we’ll have a massive display of plants, and welcome entries from all society members. And, as a further incentive, if you enter just one plant into the show, you get free admission to the Botanical Gardens.

Traders attending to sell their wares will be:

  • Plantlife
  • Richard and Wendy Edginton
  • Bob and Beryl Potter
  • Keith Larkin (Keith’s Cactus Books)

The schedule is available for download here: BCSS Birmingham Autumn Show 2010 – entry form

You can post entries to the address shown on the schedule, or if you prefer to do it electronically, please email Gill Mills at with your entries.

Display and sales at Birmingham Gardeners’ Weekend

Our sales plants proved popular as always

Our annual appearance at the King’s Heath Park went as well as ever, although it was slightly sad to see that for the second year running there were far fewer traders at the event.

The sales table is always a good way of making room in the greenhouse and finding new homes for rooted cuttings and seedlings, and our customers were very obliging in helping our cause. It’s an excellent way of raising some funds for the branch too, so our thanks to everyone who crossed our palms with silver.

The volunteers from the branch who staff the display and sales tables always have a great time – it’s a rewarding way of spending a few hours talking to people about the plants you love, especially if you’re able to give advice regarding something that may be puzzling them about their own plants. It’s always nice to be able to catch up with friends we’ve got to know over the years, too – some of our customers return time after time, and know exactly where to find us!

Roll on next year – we’ll be sowing seeds and rooting cuttings well in advance…