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 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 3rd N'pton African Travels Al Lauis
March 3rd N'pton The Caribean and  Tony Morris and 
    the National Parks of Madagascar Alan Brown
April 7th N'pton Tender Sedums Ray Stephenson
May 5th MK Western Cape - Part II Hazel Taylor
June 2nd N'pton Evening Mini Show Judge Alan Brown
June 3rd   Zone 6 Show hosted by Berkhamsted Branch
June 25th   Zone 6 Open Day hosted here by Northampton and Milton Keynes
July 7th MK Hunting Ariocarpus in Flower  Ian Woolnough
Aug    No meeting
Sept 1st MK Gardening with Succulents Paul Spracklin 
Oct 6th N'pton What I Saw Last Winter Paul Klaassen
Oct 14th   Zone 6 Convention hosted by Harrow Branch
Nov 3rd N'pton Mexican Miscellany  Trevor Wray
Dec 1st N'pton AGM with refreshments and diversions  

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