The Haworthia Society was established in 1986 by Alan Scott Akers. Since then it has expanded to include members in many countries. It is dedicated to the furtherance of knowledge and cultivation of the Aloaceae, specifically including Haworthia, Gasteria Astroloba, Aloe and Bulbines.
Membership of the Society is open to interested individuals and institutions in all countries.
The Society publishes a Journal, Haworthiad, which appears in colour, in A5 format, three times a year in February, June and October. This is available free to members. The journal publishes articles by recognised authorities from many countries and provides a forum for discussion between members.
Back issues of most issues of Haworthiad are available for purchase by Members. In most cases these copies are originals - but a few are reprints. Binders and Indexes of the journal are also available.
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Seed supplied to the Society by recognised authorities is offered for sale (to Members only) as and when it becomes available. The lists are distributed with the journal usually twice per year.
A plant exchange scheme is organised by the Society. Details are available on the plant exchange scheme page.
This is held once every two years over an autumn weekend at a U.K. hotel or other suitable venue. The most recent Conference (our eleventh) was held at the Hilton Hotel in Leicester in October, 2011, and, as usual, comprised international class lectures by authorities on the subject, plant sales and other events, in very pleasant surroundings. Planning has now started for the 12th Convention to be held at Leicester on 18th to 20th October 2013.
Shows And Biennial General Meeting
Biennial General Meeting and Show
This event is held at Birmingham Botanic Gardens every other year, alternating with the Conference. It reports on the activities of the Society and elects the Society Officials for the following two years. There is also a Show, in conjunction with Birmingham Branch of the BCSS, a guest lecture, and also trade sales stalls. The most recent BGM was held in October 2012.
In the same years as the Conference the Society holds a major show usually in conjunction with a BCSS Branch; this is usually followed by a talk. The most recent one was held in conjunction with the BCSS Oxford Branch in September 2011. The next one also jointly with the BCSS Oxford Branch will be held at Witney on 28th July 2013.
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