Welcome to the Reading & District Fuchsia Society. We are a friendly Society who all like growing and showing Fuchsias. Our aim is to further and encourage an interest in growing fuchsias. 

Whilst we encourage interest in Fuchsia growing, we do have guest speakers talking on other subjects as can be seen from the yearly Programme.

Come along to one of our meetings for just £1 (non member) and you never know, you may want to come back.


Date for Your Diary 

Monday 27th October at 7.30pm in Maiden Place Community Centre, Lower Earley, Reading

Fuchsia Talk

John Nicholass


Fuchsia News July 2014

Dear All

Summer has arrived at last – and although the plants like us are a bit confused – all seems to be budding up at last!

As usual a few notes before we start!

  • Please feel free to use the contents of this newsletter in your own publications!

  • Please remember to check if your affiliation fees are still outstanding, if they are this is why you haven’t had your show awards! To save a panic – please contact me as soon as possible! If you are uncertain then please contact me – sooner rather than later

  • At an Affiliated Society show some years ago - some BFS members insisted that they were able to get in for free as it was a part of their membership to the BFS. If anyone does suggest that this is so - the answer is no! BFS membership only covers the Regional BFS shows and definitely not yours. Also please can you point out to anyone who thinks that as they are a member of your society that they are automatically a member of the BFS – which they are not! It is you the Society that are affiliated and not the members!


Fuchsia News Spring 2014

Dear All

As ever I start commenting on the weather!! As I type this the weather does seem to think that spring has sprung! Will it last – we will have to wait and see! Also will it ever stop raining…?

As usual a few notes before we start!

  • As ever, please feel free to use any article etc from any edition of Fuchsia News – they are there for your newsletters etc.

  • A quick reminder – Affiliation fees are due £18 please! Most Societies are paid up to date but if not please can you send me the order for show awards by the end of June – so that it is not too much of a rush

  • My thanks to everyone who sends their newsletters and lets me use their articles for Fuchsia News, it my makes life – so much easier!

  • Please don’t forget to check on your Society details on the BFS website, we do try and keep it up to date as much as possible, but we do need your input! Let me know and I will update your entry. If we are advertising your show on your entry – please don’t forget to include a postcode – so many of us use a satnav and a postcode makes it so much easier.


LATEST - New Content added to Events page:- 

Reading and District Fuchsia Society week-end trip to Belgium

On behalf of RDFS my wife and I organised a trip to Katrien Michiels Fuchsia Nursery.

We left Reading early on the Friday morning picking up fuchsia friends along the way to Dover Port where two more people met up with us.

Friday was basically travelling to our hotel just outside Brussels. On Saturday we visited the Botanical Gardens of Belgium in the morning before going in to the centre of Brussels for the afternoon and early evening.

On the Sunday we visited Katrien, and this was the highlight of the visit. Katrien opened up just for us and laid on light refreshments. This is the largest Fuchsia Nursery in Europe and Katrien told us she has over 6000 plants. All plants are sold in 10cm pots. We spent just over 2 hours there before heading home to catch an early evening ferry before arriving back in Reading at about 9pm.

This one of the feedbacks I received.

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Camborne-Redruth Fuchsia Society
for Enthusiasts throughout Central and West Cornwall

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last updated 23-09-2014