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Stuart Estell

The open day – a personal view

I learnt last year that “having an open day” really means “weeks of tidying up” which makes it worthwhile in itself, aside from the obvious pleasure to be had from inviting people round to see your plants. This year my partner Michelle and I – with some additional parental help – got the bit properly […]

Open Day, July 17th

We will be having an open day on July 17th (a Sunday); four collections will be open to the public, with refreshments and sales plants available. For full details see the BCSS Forum post here.

Birmingham Branch Show – May 22nd

British Cactus & Succulent Society Birmingham & District Branch present their Annual Cactus & Succulent Show 2011 May 22nd at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Programme of Events 9.00am – 11.00am Staging of exhibits 11.00am Opening of Show to public 11.00am – 1.00pm Judging of exhibits by Trevor Wray 11.00 am onwards Tombola 3.45pm Presentation of Awards 4.00pm Close of Show […]

A happy new year from Birmingham Branch

Our new events calendar is now up on the events page – click here to view it. We start the year with a plant clinic – so if you have anything that looks as though it’s ailing, or simply a plant that needs to be identified, bring it along and between us we will try […]

The Birmingham Branch Autumn Show and Haworthia Society Annual Show – A Guest’s Perspective

We’re very grateful to Tony Roberts from Dartford Branch for his response to our show: It was my first visit to this show and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a splendid venue for this event, and the conference hall provides ample space for the exhibits and “trade stands”. There was a tremendous […]

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 […]

Display and sales at Birmingham Gardeners’ Weekend

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 […]