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Regretfully we have to cancel Tuesday’s meeting which would have featured a talk by Peter Berresford.  There are numerous and complex road closures due to the forthcoming Commonwealth Games and we feel it would be difficult for many people to get to Winterbourne.  Also the warnings about the increased heat say it is due to […]


Arrangements are being made to sell the collection of Arthur Tomkins by auction.  The collection has a number of significant plants for sale from his 50 years in the hobby. Over 130 lots including Ariocarpus, Copiapoas, Mammillarias and many general cacti will be among the choice plants offered for sale by auction plus a number […]


We are sorry to announce that the meeting on Tuesday 15th March will be cancelled due to the council resurfacing Edgbaston Park Road.  This means that for the next few weeks the road will be closed to all traffic from 7pm till 5am.

Workshop on Seed Raising Tuesday 15th February 2022

Lithops dorotheae/Gill Mills It is with great pleasure that the Birmingham Branch is announcing that our indoor meetings are re-starting. The first meeting will be held at Winterbourne Gardens on Tuesday 15th February.  Arrival is from 7pm, and we normally aim to start at 7.30.  If you are arriving just after 7 there’s plenty of time […]

Indoor meetings at Winterbourne

Mammillaria guelzowiana/Gill Mills On Tuesday February 15th we commence indoor meetings at Winterbourne. Please let us know if you are attending this  meeting just in case covid rules force cancellations. The first meeting will be held in our new meeting room and will be both a social and a chance to participate in a seed […]

Birmingham Branch Meeting Updates

Due to the building and room where we used to meet at Winterbourne being renovated and enlarged Birmingham Branch will be continuing zoom meetings without speakers on the third Wednesday of each month. We hope to restart actual meetings at Winterbourne in February 2022. For further details of the Zoom meetings please contact Andy Harris […]

Birmingham Autumn Show Sunday 3rd October

  Puna clavarioides/Gill Mills We will be holding our Birmingham Autumn Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Sunday 3rd October 2021. Please enter if you can. autumn 2021 show schedule

BCSS Birmingham Branch meeting updates

Due to Covid, events will be arranged at short notice as and when we are able to meet up, and could include meets to see collections, gardens and other activities. Regarding meeting at Winterbourne, as soon as it is safe for all to do so we will resume indoor evening meetings,  held on the third Tuesday […]

Cactus and Succulent video from Andy Harris

Andy Harris, who organises our speakers and is presently arranging the Zoom presentations, is now having a go at producing YouTube videos on cactus and succulents. Here is the first in what he hopes to be a series of videos “What’s in a Name?”      

Wednesday 17th June – On-line talk by Jo Adderley, Chester Zoo cacti collection

Our regular Wednesday Zoom talk will feature an on-line talk by Jo Adderley about the Chester Zoo cacti collection. We will have an informal talk and we will also have the chance to chat and ask questions of one another. This talk is aimed at primarily at Birmingham Branch members or people interested in joining […]