British Cactus and Succulent Society


Colin Walker


Ian Thwaites

Hon Secretary:

Eddie Harris

Northampton & Milton Keynes Branch

We are a local branch of the National Society which holds monthly meetings in Northampton and Milton Keynes with members from west Northamptonshire, Bedford and the Milton Keynes area. We have guest speakers, presentations, quizzes, demonstrations, shows, open days at membersí collections and other social events.

Our members also participate in events organised by Zone 6, the thriving South Midlands Zone of the National Society.

At our meetings we offer plants for sale. For society members there is an extensive lending library with a wide selection of books and journals. We produce a magazine  three times a year and a monthly bulletin to keep you in touch with branch events and other topical matters of interest.

Members of other branches of the BCSS and visitors are welcome at our meetings.

We hope that you will read this web page and make contact with others in the area who are interested in growing cacti and other succulent plants.

Meetings are held at:

Abington Community Centre,

Wheatfield Road South,


NN3 2HH (see Google map)




Woolstone Community Centre

Mill Lane,


Milton Keynes 

MK15 0AJ (see Google map)

at 7.15 pm on the first Friday of most months

Please contact the Branch Co-ordinator:

Mrs. Tina Wardhaugh

Tel: 01525 270924


The webmaster is Trev



Feb 1st N'pton The Western Cape (part 2) Derek Tribble
March 1st N'pton CSSA 2015 Convention and 'Calizonia' Chris Backhouse 
March 31st   Zone 6 Convention hosted by Berkamstead Branch
April 5th N'pton Horrible Plants John Watmough
April 13th   BCSS Annual General Meeting at Leicester  
May 3rd MK The Galapagos Islands Rick Gillman
June MK Branch Open Event Details to follow
June 16th   Zone 6 Show hosted by Northampton and Milton Keynes
July 5th MK Parodia and Notocactus John Arnold
July 14th   Zone 6 Open Day hosted hosted by Luton Branch
August 2nd MK SouthWest USA Martin Edwards
September   No branch meeting  
Oct 5th N'pton Agave, Aloes and Haworthias Stewart Riley
Nov 1st N'pton Life and death in the Desert  Trevor Wray
Dec 6th N'pton AGM with refreshments and diversions  

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