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Autumn Show this weekend

It is the weekend of our Autumn Show in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 11-4 on Sunday, and the show is held in conjunction with the Haworthia Society.

Annual Show this Sunday

From 11.00 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3TR. The show will be judged by John Foster. Three cactus nurseries will be selling plants: Tony Irons, Stuart and Jane Riley, and Richard and Sheena Drane. Deadline for submitting entries for the show is by the end of today – please download the […]

Auction – many thanks!

The branch would like to thank everyone who came along to the auction to make it such a success. Of over 200 plants a mere 6 were not sold (we will bring these to our Annual Show to sell). There were a large number of excellent plants on offer, and we know that these are […]

Auction on 17 May – update

Gill has added some new photos of the auction plants – now at Winterbourne and flowering. Two lots got damaged on the way and won’t be auctioned: no. 161 (Lophophora williamsii) and no. 191 (Uebelmannia pectinifera).

Annual Show – 31 May

The schedule for our Annual Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is fresh off the press – please submit your entries for the show by 28 May. Three nurseries will be at the show to sell plants: Stuart and Jane Riley (Plantlife); Tony Irons (Tony Irons Seedling Cacti) and Richard and Sheena Drane (Richard and […]

Coming up: Autumn Show

This coming Sunday at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, from 11am till 4pm. This show is held jointly with the Haworthia Society.

Autumn Show 2014: Schedule now available

Just received the schedule for the Autumn Show this year, on Sunday, 5 October, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We hold this show in conjunction with the Haworthia Society. Please consider entering a plant at the show – you won’t have to pay an entrance fee to the gardens if you do!

Invite: Open Greenhouse, 22 June

Two of our members decided to hold an open day for anyone who is interested to see their collections: on Sunday, 22 June. You can visit Arthur Tomkins and Gill Mills from 10 o’clock onwards on that day, no appointment necessary. Their addresses are: Arthur Tomkins: 5 Trippleton Avenue, Bartley Green, B’ham, B32 4DG Gill […]

BCSS Birmingham Annual Show 2014

Here are a few pics that Mark O’Connor took at our show. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day, brought along plants to exhibit – and to anyone who had a look at the many great plants on display!

Auction of Derek’s collection

Despite the weather Derek Castle’s auction of his collection went well at Winterbourne House & Garden on 11 May. There was a good turnout with 21 individual bidders for the auction plants plus a busy trade on the ready-priced tables. Stuart Estell was an excellent auctioneer ably assisted by the strong arms of our current […]