British Cactus and Succulent Society


Colin Walker


Alasdair Glen

Hon Secretary:

Eddie Harris

Northampton & Milton Keynes Branch

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

at 7.15 pm on the first Friday of most months

Please contact the Branch Co-ordinator:

Mrs. Tina Wardhaugh

Tel: 01908 642378


The webmaster is Trev



Feb 5th Asteraceae through the ages  Dr Colin Walker
March 4th Photography - How I do it   Ian Thwaites
April 1st  The Galapagas and Eucador Hazel Taylor
April 2nd Zone 6 Convention hosted by Luton Branch  
May 6th Rebutia - A personal view Ivor Crook
June 3rd   Evening Show  
July 1st Baja California  Ian Woolnough
July 2nd (Saturday) Branch open day at Tina Wardhaugh's collection  
July 31st Zone 6 Open Day hosted by Berkhamstead Branch  
Aug 14th Branch barbeque and open day at Trev and Sue Wray's, Northampton
Aug 20th BCSS National Show at Godmanchester  
Sept 2nd   Haworthia Adventure  Alan Rolinson
Oct 7th Succulents from the Winter Rains Terry Smale
Nov 6th  Cacti of the Coastal Lomas of Peru  Paul Hoxey
Dec 2nd AGM, Refreshments and Diversions  

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