BCSS TEESSIDE BRANCH
2020 Programme

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

 

  Please note that branch meetings have been suspended due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic until at least September

In the meantime you can enjoy BCSS National talks by international experts every Tuesday night at 7.30pm for the duration of the lockdown. More details on the main BCSS National website here. You will need to download Zoom and follow the links.

 
8th January

Zone One Quiz at Teesside

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. Hosted this year by Teesside Branch.


12th February Branch Meeting - Peter Berresford          Cacti of South Texas  

11th March

Branch Meeting - Rodney Sims                Oxford Expedition 2016 (South Africa)

 

8th April

Branch Meeting - Mark Preston                Growing Epiphytic Cacti
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)

 
13th May

Branch Meeting - David Slade                  They donít have to be rare
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)

 
25th 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.

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)

 
10th June Branch Meeting - Paul Klaassen              South America
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)
 
21st June

Chairman's At Home, hosted by Richard & Lynne
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)
An opportunity to look at a collection of fine plants and to socialise with other branch members - contact the secretary for details.

 

 June TBA

Branch Meal,
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)

Advance booking essential - contact the secretary for details.

 




8th July

Branch Meeting - John Arnold                  Aspects of Argentina

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)

 
25th July Cleveland Show, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough
See the show plants and browse for bargains and free advice at our sales table.
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)
12th August Table-Top Plant Sale and Social
Plenty of bargains so bring a box.... Venue Welbury Village Hall, 7.00pm start.
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)
9th September

Branch Meeting - Alan Brown                   Namibia

 
19th 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.

14th October

Branch Meeting - Richard Torr or Members Mini Talks and Queries


11th 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 2020 Branch Photo Competition will be announced,
followed by members' pictures so BRING YOUR PHOTO'S...

9th December

Branch Meeting - Ray Stephenson            Identifying succulents

 
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Meetings held at Elmwood Community Centre, Green Lane, Hartburn, Stockton on Tees TS18 5EP location map.

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.

Regrettably the Covid-19 virus pandemic means that monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Please check back here for further updates.



 

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