2023 Events

2023 Events

2023 Events


30th March 2023 at 20.00 BST - Zoom Presentation

Keith and Kathy's Mammillarias - Part 1

Keith and Kathy Flanagan will be giving a talk on the mammillarias they have seen and grown.

Topic: Keith & Kathy's Mammillaria's

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18th May 2023 at 20.00 BST - The Mammillaria Society Annual General Meeting

Society Members are invited to attend our AGM which will again be a Zoom meeting. Joining information and the Minutes of last year's AGM are available in the Members' Area.


15th June 2023 at 20.00 BST - Zoom Presentation

Keith and Kathy's Mammillarias - Part 2

At the end of March we were given a real treat, a talk by the Society's own Keith & Kathy Flanagan.  Keith and Kathy have both been growing all sorts of cacti and succulents, and of course especially Mammillaria, for a very long time.  They have different areas they specialise in, and either would be more than capable of compiling a fascinating talk on their own. For example, Kathy has been a BCSS Shows Judge for many years, and Keith has a keen interest in location data.  He is also a great photographer, so it comes as no surprise to see the quality of photographs presented to us.  In the past they have travelled to see plants in habitat, and they have a sizeable collection of their own.
How do you condense decades of growing, and a huge number of plants in to a one-hour talk? Well, firstly it is not possible (see below).   Secondly, you choose a way to plan the talk- Keith and Kathy chose an A-Z listing.  This first part took us from Mammillaria albicans to Mammillaria kraehenbuehlii.  What a treat!  Watching Keith and Kathy talk us through slide after slide of beautiful plants is a fabulous way to spend an evening. The knowledge and passion they have is so clear to see, and what is even better is there is a Part 2!  Make a date in your diary for 15th June 2023 20:00 BST for L-Z, starting with Mammillaria lasiacanthas and going right through to Mammillaria zublerae.  The meetings are a great part of what we offer to our members and guests are always welcome, so if you know others who would enjoy it, please do encourage them to come along.  


Sunday 17th September 2023 11.00-17.00 - The Mammillaria Society Day and Show

Lullingstone Castle, Kent DA4 0JA

We are delighted to announce that the Mammillaria Society will be joining Cactus at the Castle, part of Lullingstone Castle’s Mexican Celebration Weekend.

On the Sunday of the event, the Society is looking to run a competitive show, principally for Mammillaria and allied genera, along with plant sales from members. There will also be a number of talks throughout the day from experienced growers and enthusiasts. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience the rest of Cactus at the Castle and the Mexican Celebrations in the beautiful setting of Lullingstone Castle, which includes Tom Hart Dyke’s famous Word Garden of Plants. More information about the show and talks will be shared in the next Journal.


September 2023 (the exact date will be specified later) - Zoom Presentation:
Peter Breslin - "Mammillaria and Cochemiea of Sonora & Baja California"
More information to follow.
December 2023 (the exact date will be specified later) - Zoom Presentation:
Rob Stevenson - "Kadenicarpus, Rapicactus and Acharagma"

More information to follow.