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P & J plants open day

Yesterday, 19:58 PM

Posted by starseeker in Open Days & Events

I am going to pay a visit to P&J plants this saturday and was wondering if anybody else is thinking of making the trip ?

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ICPS Conference 2016, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 5-7 August

27 Jul 2015

Posted by Tim Bailey in Carnivorous Plant Societies

Dear all. An update on the ICPS 2016 Conference.


Please note: you do not need to be a member of The CPS or of any other cp society to attend the Conference.


Best wishes




ICPS Conference 2016: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew London

Please note: the ICPS dates originally proposed have now changed.


The Conference will now take place 5th to 7th August (Fri-Sun).

A field trip to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is planned for Mon 8th August. There are no restrictions on numbers planned for this trip.

The CPS expects to run a field trip between 10th and 12th of August. Tuesday 9th would be a travel day to the location. The field trip would take place in the New Forest area (Hampshire) and Dorset. The carnivorous plants, which would be seen growing in the wild are:

Drosera rotundifolia
Drosera intermedia

Drosera anglica

Drosera x eloisiana (previously named D. x belezeana)

Drosera x obovata

Utricularia minor
Utricularia australis
Utricularia stygia
Utricularia intermedia
Utricularia bremii

Pinguicula lusitanica

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. f. heterophylla

The trip will encompass some of the most beautiful countryside within Hampshire and Dorset, with the best cp sites selected from several years of study. Within the time available, we can look to run an excursion to Stonehenge if wanted and/or to a commercial nursery. There will be a restriction on the number of participants given the ecological sensitivity of many of the sites, but we will aim to be as flexible as we can on numbers. For instance, running two groups in reverse.

The scientific lecture programme will span the 3 days of the Conference based around the general theme: The World of Carnivorous Plants. Details will follow, but our expectation is to provide a programme with a similar number of lectures and structure to the recent 2014 Cairns ICPS Conference.

There will also be opportunities for Conference delegates to see cp material kept behind the scenes, such as Kew’s herbarium.

It is likely Kew will run an additional public/scientific engagement carnivorous plant event a few days prior to and during the time of the Conference, e.g. from the Weds. Should this come to fruition then it would a substantial additional benefit to Conference visitors. With a very busy lecture programme, visiting a day or two earlier would give more opportunity to explore all the Kew has to offer and the other cp offerings under discussion.

As is normal we have carnivorous plant displays and a seller’s area planned, within which our expectation is to assemble the greatest number of genera, species, forms and varieties ever presented. Assuming Kew’s extended cp activities happen, we would look to make the sellers and display available for those days too. This may even give us an opportunity to add in some bonus lectures.

For those who like to plan well in advance we are sorry we can’t 100% guarantee Kew’s extra activities, but will endeavor to let you know ASAP.

The customary evening meal is planned for the evening of the 6th August (Sat) at a venue (Italian - up to 120 places) within a very short walk of Kew.

We are in detailed discussions with Kew on many specifics, which we will circulate ASAP as they are confirmed.

It is too early for us to announce specific costs, such as the Conference fee, though we are working hard to keep any necessary charges to the bare minimum.

Summary: Key ICPS 2016 Conference dates

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Duration: 5-7th August 2016

Evening meal: 6th August 2016

Down House Field Trip: 8th August 2016

CP Field Trip: 10-12th August 2016


If you have a query at this time please contact: http://www.thecps.org.uk/contact.php

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Chester zoo open day.

15 Jul 2015

Posted by zoomanuk in Open Days & Events
Hi guys,just a little reminder of our open day on the 25th July,if you fancy coming along,could you let me know in the next few days so I can sort badges and catering out.it will be from 10.30am till about 4pm and you will have access to the rest of the zoo,hope to see you there:-)

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Ian Salter and Dianne Riddiford open day

30 Jun 2015

Posted by Ian Salter in Open Days & Events

South Wales Open Day.

Ian Salter and Dianne Riddiford (AKA CarnivorIan).

Saturday the 11th of July.

10am  onwards.

Welcome to our 6th open day with over 5000 carnivorous Plants including many new hybrids that can only be seen here.  In our collection you will find many interesting Dionaea muscipula forms and cultivars, many many Sarracenia forms and hybrids including some special ones that were made right here. We also have a good stock of Darlingtonia and a nice selection of Drosera, a small collection of Utricularia, a reasonable collection of temperate Pinguicula and of course Dianne’s substantial Mexican Pinguicula collection housed in a specialised unit we simply call the pinghouse.

There will be much to see and hopefully many enthusiasts to discuss plants with and we will have many plants available to buy on the day.

All are welcome to enjoy our spacious garden situated in the hamlet Resolven backing onto a rugby and new cricket ground in a picturesque valley with waterfalls, lakes and striped pink unicorns (ok I made that bit up).

There is a hotel/BnB very nearby but will be subject to booking and other accommodation is available about 10 mins away.

Refreshments and food will be available on the day and please feel free to bring along any spare plants to sell or trade.

Please let us know if you interested in attending so we can have an idea of how much food to budget for.

For directions please contact us and we will make sure you know the way.

We look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Ian and Dianne.

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Two new Moderators

11 Jun 2015

Posted by Andy Collins in Forum Announcements

Please welcome two new Moderators to CPUK


I'm sure Welshy and Carnivine will be a great help on the forum.



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