Cactus Club visit to Devon

During the last weekend in April, the Cactus Club set up base camp at the School’s Rural Studies Centre in Lovaton and in the course of the two days visited the hugely impressive Eden Project in Cornwall and the admirably memorable Cactus Shop in the heart of Devon.  Sir Tim Smit’s conversion of a chalk pit into an environment for cacti, other plants and birds to live in harmony, and Ralph Northcutt’s passion of a lifetime to bring the greatest collection of succulents under one enormous greenhouse roof, made their marks on the students.  Greater understanding and a large number of cactus purchases were among the many benefits of their time away.