The Carnivorous Plant Society

The Carnivorous Plant Society is a registered Charity, founded in 1978 with the aim of bringing together all those interested in carnivorous plants, both beginners and experts. Membership is open to all individuals and institutions, both amateur and professional.

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Due to personal pressures, the committee members are experiencing due to the current situation with COVID a decision has been taken to partially close the society until at least 31st March 2021. Several key members of the committee must continue to self isolate for health reasons and this necessarily impacts on their ability to carry out their roles on the committee. The seed bank will continue to be closed as will membership. Any membership received during the closure will not be processed until the society is once more in full operation. All active memberships will be extended by a period of three months.


During the closure period, the committee will be updating the current website and will be bringing in a new membership database that will enhance the experience of members giving greater information and control.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult period.


Phil Wilson


Acting Chair



Please note that the Seed Bank is temporarily closed until further notice, due to illness.  

Please keep checking back to see when normal service will resume.  Apologies for any inconvenience.


Our AGM and End of Season Meeting has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.  We look forward to seeing you all next year.  

...while the majority of animals feed directly upon plants "for tis their nature to," there are plants which turn the tables and feed upon them.

Asa Gray (1810-1888)

Drosera intermedia
Drosera anglica

Drosera intermedia - Oblong-leaved Sundew


Drosera anglica - Great or English Sundew


The Carnivorous Plant Society was formed in 1978 to bring together like-minded people in order to exchange information, to share experiences and to provide a forum to develop the hobby.

Today this charitable organisation remains dedicated to the promotion of carnivorous plants whether in the wild or in cultivation.  Its main activities focus on conservation and education: protecting those carnivorous plant species and habitats which are most at risk, and inspiring and teaching the public about these amazing plants - and encouraging their cultivation.

The Carnivorous Plant Society is only able to achieve its objects because of amazing supporters like you - and its members range from absolute novice carnivorous plant growers to some of the world's leading experts in their particular speciality. The Society is based in the United Kingdom but welcomes members from around the world.

Pinguicula lusitanica
Drosera rotundifolia

 Pinguicula lusitanica - The Pale Butterwort

 Drosera rotundifolia - Round-leaved Sundew




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