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What is a Robin?

It derives its name from the term Round Robin. 1 member writes a contribution then passes it to the next member for a further contribution, and so on round the group. The first member then replaces their original contribution with a new one, and so on. As a precaution against loss in the post or other mishap, each member returns the Robin to the Robins Organiser, who forwards it to the next member.


What are they about?

A Robin may be on the topic of a single genus, a family, or a more general topic. See the list below for some ideas. Any succulent related topic that can attract 4 members can hatch a Robin.


Who can take part?

Robins are open to all BCSS members, including Associate Members.
Robins’ members range from beginners to experts.


How many members does a Robin have?

Robins need a minimum of 4 members to take flight, but some have up to 8.


What are the current Robins?

Robins currently flying are:

  • Aloe and Gasteria
  • Agavaceae
  • Cold Hardy Cacti
  • General Cacti
  • Haworthia
  • Mesembryanthemaceae

Echinocereus and Crassulaceae each need just one more member to take off.


How do I start?

Send your name, address, phone number and email address with the topic/topics you are interested in to:
Mike Thewles
18, Clifford Road
S11 9AQ
01142 551756
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