If any of you are traveling to Malta, this October, I suggest you visit The CSS of Malta annual show and sale of cacti which will be hosted on the 25th and 26th of October 2008 at the Victoria Hall, Oratory street, Naxxar. First turn on your right behind the Naxxar church if you are coming from the church direction. Free entrance.
The CSS of Malta was established in 1951. For many years it has been hosting a meeting every first Sunday of the month at the offices of "Din l-Art Helwa" (The National Trust of Malta) in 133 Melita Street, Valletta. The meetings start at 9.45 am and lasts one or two hours. Anyone can attend these meetings but you have to be a member to buy cacti during monthly meetings.
Every year, with few exceptions, the society brings an oversees speaker to give a lecture on cactus cultivation and their travelogues.
The society has a free lending book library, produces one magazine per year and one monthly news letter. It also, produces an annual seed list.