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 2nd N'pton The Western Cape (part 1) Derek Tribble
March 2nd N'pton CSSA 2015 Convention and 'Calizonia' Chris Backhouse 
April 13th N'pton Succulents Contained Colin Walker
April 14th   BCSS Annual General Meeting at Leicester  
May 4th N'pton Evening Mini-Show  
June 8th MK Euphorbia Odyssey Bob Potter
July 6th MK A to Z of Succulents Andy Young
July 13th -15th BCSS 9th International Convention at Leicester
August 3rd MK Favourite Mexicans Terry Smale
August 5th   Zone 6 Open Day hosted hosted by Leicester Branch
September   No branch meeting  
Sept 23rd   Zone 6 Convention hosted by Cambridge Branch
Oct 5th N'pton Parodia and Notocactus John Arnold
Nov 2nd N'pton Namibia 2017  David Kirkbright
Dec 7th N'pton AGM with refreshments and diversions  

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