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Winterbourne Agave

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:31 pm
by Andyh
If you are in the Birmingham area do visit Winterbourne house and garden soonas there's an Agave treat in store for you. In the house is a beautiful Agave Victoria Regina which has been placed on a heated plant stand in the stairwell. It looks magnificent in this early 20th century villa. The photo doesn't do it justice as its too tall to capture. The cacti greenhouse is always a pleasure to see and there are a number of plants in bud. The cacti are tended by the Arthur and Derek from the Birmingham BCSS. The groups monthly evening meetings are also held there. Andy
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Re: Winterbourne Agave

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:38 am
by rodsmith
Simply stunning. I have been to Winterbourne and can endorse Andy's comments.

Re: Winterbourne Agave

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:29 pm
by srboisvert
I took some (shaky and windy) videos of Winterbourne 5 years ago with Derek Castle narrating.

Arid House Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fABU_KNNWNU

The outdoor bed by the Arid House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyx1ZwRBLA4

Outdoor bed part II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edhz5iDbqv4

The collection greenhouses are also something to see. If they are still sticking to their former schedule Tuesdays and Fridays there are society members who will give you a tour.

ImageWinterbourne Greenhouse by stephen boisvert, on Flickr

Re: Winterbourne Agave

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:06 pm
by Andyh
When I see them at the next meeting I'll check arrangements and !et folk know visiting options. Like the videos.Andy