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  1. Hi Folks here is a list of CP events for the next couple of months. Details of open days are shown on our website ( JULY 14th - Stephen Morley Open Day 19th - Chester Zoo National Nepenthes Collection has been cancelled because of on-going building work. 21st/22nd - Hampshire Carnivorous Plants Open Day 10th-12th - Great Yorkshire Show (WacksWickedPlants) 18th-22nd - RHS Tatton Park Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 19th - Driffield Show (WacksWickedPlants) 24th-26th - New Forest &Hampshire CountyShow (The Flytrap Plants) 28th/29th - Chorley Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) AUGUST 4th - Paul McKeown Open Day 4th/5th - P&J Plants Open Day 2nd-5th - RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 10th/11th - Shrewsbury Flower Show (Mike King) 11th/12th - RHS Harlow Carr CP Weekend (The CPS & WacksWickedPlants) 16th-19th - Southport Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 17th/18th - RHS Rosemoor Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 18th/19th - RHS Wisley CP Weekend (The CPS & Sarracenia Nurseries) 26th/27th - Edenbridge & Oxted Show (The Flytrap Plants) Enjoy! Dennis
  2. There will be - it just takes a little time to put an obituary together and get it right. It will also be in the next edition of Planta Carnivora and the ICPS Newsletter. Dennis
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    CP Events this Weekend!

    John Sirkett - Open Evening Saturday 16th, June 2018 - 5pm- 10pm A fabulous collection with a vast array of plants. Home built grow areas adorn Johns' vast garden. John also grows many other plant species. Must be seen to be believed! Contact Details: Address: Carn View, 46 Lanner Hill, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6DA Join Us / Renew Contact Us Members Log In Home >> Events Dennis Balsdon - Open Day Sunday, 17th June 2018 - 10am onwards The main attractions are large sarracenia and Heliamphora collections, but there are two 12 x 8 and one 8 x 6 greenhouses stuffed with CP's as well as numerous cold frames, mini bogs etc. There will be many plants for sale in aid of the CPS Conservation Fund at bargain prices/swap and I hope that other people will bring plants along too. A buffet lunch will be served by my catering manager. Contact Details: Address: 13 Stella Road, Preston, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1BH Email: cheers Dennis
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    UK CP Events in June

    Hi here is a list of CP events in the UK this month. Details are shown on the Society website ( under events. Mike King - Shropshire Sarracenia Open Day 2nd June 2018 The CPS visit to Kew Gardens 9th June 2018 S.purpurea conservation/clearance at Wareham, Dorset 14th June 2018 John Sirkett - Open Evening 16th June 2018 - Cornwall Beaver Meadow - Open Day 16th June 2018 Lincolnshire Dennis Balsdon - Open Day 17th June 2018 Devon National Botanical Gardens Wales - 2 DAYS 23rd June 2018 Carnivorous Plant Talk - Looe Garden Club 27th June 2018 Cornwall EEE - Bonn, Germany - 29th June 2018 Ian Salter and Dianne Riddiford Open Day 30th June 2018 Wales Let me know if you know of any others. Cheers Dennis
  5. Sorry for the error - the correct date is Saturday 9th June. The website will be updated by the volunteer events organiser asp. Dennis Dennis
  6. You don't have to book - just turn up with your membership card.. cheers Dennis
  7. Hi this year's visit to Kew Gardens is on Saturday June 9th. We will be meeting at the Elizabeth Gate at 1pm. The visit includes a behind the scenes tour of Kew's extensive CP collection glasshouses which are not normally open to the public and a visit to the Herbarium. The visit will be led by Dr Martin Cheek of Kew Herbarium, our journal editor. Please note that this a member's only event and is free. Remember to bring your membership cards. cheers Dennis
  8. Hi just a reminder that the society is holding its Annual General Meeting at Reading University, Harborne Building, White Knights Campus, Pepper Lane, RG6 6UR at 1pm on Saturday May 5th. In addition to the formal business of the day, there will be talks on CPs, plants will be available for sale/swap and a plant auction in aid of the conservation fund will be held. Refreshments will be available. The meeting is open to members only so remember to bring your membership card. You can join or renew your membership prior to the meeting. regards Dennis Balsdon Chair The Carnivorous Plant Society
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    Kew Gardens- Behind the scenes.

    Hi we are waiting for a response from Kew. I'll let you know as soon as I know anything. CDennis
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    CPS new membership

    The membership secretary has been away from home on a training course and is now catching up. Dennis
  11. Any further news of this year's EEE? Dennis
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    A Bristol Carnivorous plant group

    Hi the Carnivorous Plant Society arranges around 15 open days each year across the UK. We haven't had an event around Bristol for some years and would welcome one now. If you are a member of the society your event(s) would be advertised on our website (, in our newsletters and on this forum. There may even be some financial support available. In addition we provide grants to other CP related conservation organisations, have stands at RHS Chelsea flower show, other RHS shows and CP weekends at RHS gardens, our Journal Planta Carnivora is published twice a year and our Newsletter also twice a year, we have one of the world's largest seed banks, arrange talks at Horticultural Societies and Garden clubs and fund this forum. You can join via our website. UK membership costs £20 pa. cheers Dennis Balsdon Chair, the Carnivorous Plant Society
  13. Hi the latest edition of Planta Carnivora (the journal of the UK Carnivorous Plant Society) was mailed yesterday. If you don't receive your copy please contact me by PM or through the contact page on our website ( regards Dennis Balsdon Chair
  14. Hi The Carnivorous Plant Society is holding its End of Season Meeting on Saturday 16th September from 1pm to 5pm at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, . (Note: this is a different location to Winterbourne Gardens we have held previous meetings at). Entry to the gardens is free to CPS members with an up to date membership card. The society will have a large plant display which will be open to the public. Talks will include Mike King on his new greenhouses and his use of Melcourt products, a video of a talk at the ICPS conference entitled "The Search for Carnivorous Seaweeds"(!) and one on Spiders and Ants and Termites and Bats and Tree Shrews and Nepenthes. Chris Crow will have a comprehensive range of plants for sale. On Sunday the Gardens are hosting the Edgebaston Tricentenary Festival. In conjunction with the festival the plant display and plant sales will be open to the public and we will be giving public introduction to CP talks. Entry to the festival is free but you must apply for tickets in advance to cheers Dennis