2017 Programme
denotes events added or amended since the programme was published
denotes events at which it is envisaged that plants will be for sale

11th January

Branch Meeting - Graham Walker (Big Bend and the Southern Rockies)

Our thanks to Graham for standing in at extremely short notice when the scheduled speaker was forced to cancel due to illness.

12th January

Zone One Quiz [Hosted by Northumbria Branch]

The annual battle between teams from Teesside and Northumbria Branches. Come along, enjoy the banter and refreshments and support your team and see how your knowledge compares with that of the team members.

8th February

Branch Meeting - John Ellis (Arizona – One From Five)


8th March

Branch Meeting - Graham Walker (Back to America Part 2)


12th April

Branch Meeting - Ray Stephenson (Taxonomy of Cactaceae 2017)

Our thanks to Ray for standing in when the scheduled speaker was forced to cancel due to medical issues.

10th May

Branch Meeting - John Ede (Chile 2011)

14th May

Branch Trip - to Southfield Nurseries, the home of Cactusland - the largest cactus nursery in the United Kingdom
Contact the secretary to put your name down.

29th May

Public Plant Sale - Durham University Botanic Garden, Durham

The Friends of the gardens and ourselves will be selling plants. Take this opportunity to buy your bargains and visit these beautiful gardens.

11th June


Public Plant Sale - Yarm Charities Fair, High Street, Yarm    

Yarm Charities Fair has been postponed at less than 48 hours notice due to circumstances entirely beyond the control of the branch. Despite this event having been held without incident for a number of years, it seems that Yarm Town Council have this year failed to satisfy Stockton Borough Council's Health & Safety requirements.

14th June

Branch Meeting - David Slade (A bit more of South Africa)

25th June Greenhouse Open Afternoon, hosted by Richard & Lynne
An opportunity to look at a collection of fine plants and to socialise with other branch members
- contact the secretary for details.

8th July

Branch Meal, Station Hotel, Picton

Advance booking essential - contact the secretary for details.

12th July

Branch Meeting - David Minnion (Colorado)

22nd July Branch Show, Cleveland Show, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough
See the show plants and browse for bargains and free advice at our sales table.
9th August Table-Top Plant Sale and Social
Plenty of bargains so b
ring a box.... Venue Welbury Village Hall, 7.00pm start.
13th September

Branch Meeting - Hazel Taylor (Plants and Animals of Madagascar)

23rd September

Public Plant Sale & Display - Stokesley Show, Stokesley

Come along look at our display. This is probably your last chance to buy our competitively priced plants this year and to get free advice about growing them.

11th October

Branch Meeting - Tony Roberts (South Africa Part 2)

8th November Branch Meeting - AGM and Members' Pictures
Our AGM is not as boring as you might imagine - the official business is kept to a minimum. The results of the 2017 Branch Photo Competition will be announced, followed by members' pictures so BRING YOUR PHOTO'S....
13th December

Branch Meeting - Alasdair Glen (A Cactophiles Christmas)


The BCSS Teesside Branch committee reserve the right to amend the programme or other arrangements in the event of unforeseen circumstances or occurrences beyond our control.

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