BCSS   Zone 9

Registered Charity No 290786

The British Cactus & Succulent Society (BCSS) has around 80 branches which are organised into zones. Zone 9 comprises four branches, each with their own web site with full details of branch activities:

Our zone representative is John Foster.

We hold a one day convention each year in April.

Zone 9 programme for 2017

For further details please visit the branch web sites, as listed above.

Download this programme as a PDF

January 14GloucesterAGM and plant auction
February 2WiltshireMike Stansbie – Cactus identification
February 11GloucesterBranch forum – Pest control & propagation
February 15South WalesSouth African succulents (Harry Hall) – BCSS digital library
February 21Bristol19th & early 20th century New York botany and horticulture – BCSS digital library
March 2WiltshireRalph Martin – Succulents of Namibia
March 11GloucesterCollections USA (Sonia Barker-Fricker) – BCSS digital library
March 15South WalesRalph Martin – My favourite cacti & succulents and how to grow them
March 21BristolCome and meet the people behind b_botanical@Instagram
April 6WiltshireTom Radford – A personal choice: cacti & succulents
April 8GloucesterRoger Ferryman – Chile 2016
April 18BristolPaul Klaassen – What I did last winter
April 19South WalesBill Darbon – How to show and mini-show
May 4WiltshireJohn Watmough – Succulent humour
May 13GloucesterJonathan Clark – Lithops in captivity
May 13South Wales Branch Show – Graig Community Centre, Bassaleg, Newport
May 16BristolAlasdair Glen – A cactophile's Christmas
May 17South WalesTrevor Wray – Fabulas Crassulas
May 28Bristol Combined Show – Filton Community Centre, Filton, Bristol
June 1WiltshireIan Woolnough – World collections & nurseries
June 3Gloucester Branch Show – Shurdington Social Centre, Shurdington, Cheltenham
June 10GloucesterPaul Klaassen – But I don't like Opuntias!
June 20BristolPaul Bond – Final talk
June 21South WalesPaul Klaassen – What I did last winter
June 24South West Cactus Mart – Portishead Youth Centre, Portishead, Bristol
June 24Wiltshire Branch Show – Melksham Assembly Hall, Melksham
July 6WiltshireBranch members – Bring & talk, mini talks, favourite plants, question time
July 8GloucesterDavid Neville – Highlights of Gran Canaria and Tenerife
July 18BristolLunch at The Lion, Trellech, then the afternoon at Paul Bond's large plant collection
July 19South WalesIan Woolnough – The desert in flower, Argentina & Chile 2010
August 3WiltshireChris Davies – Mexico 2010 part 2: Chihuahua to Morelos
August 12GloucesterCostas Papathanasiou – Turbinicarpus
August 15BristolDavid Neville – Czech collections
August 16South WalesRoger Ferryman – Eriosyce in cultivation
September 7WiltshireTrevor Wray – Fabulas Crassulas
September 9GloucesterTrevor Wray – Around the shows
September 19BristolJohn Foster – Succulent Senecios
September 20South WalesDavid Minnion – Gardens, collections and nurseries in the USA
October 5WiltshireJohn Foster – Succulent Senecios
October 14GloucesterAl Laius – Subject to be decided (could be Aloes or Madagascar)
October 17BristolRoy Earle – How to find Lithops
October 18South WalesJohn Watmough – Colonise and populate
October 22Connie Hobbs Memorial Lecture – Mark Preston – Cacti in trees, whatever next? – Cleeve Village Hall, Cleeve, Bristol
November 2WiltshireJonathan Clark – Coping with Copiapoa in Chile
November 11GloucesterTony Morris – The Caribbean
November 15South WalesPaul Bond – Nobody grows these
November 21BristolDavid Traish – Early history of Mammillarias
December 7WiltshireAGM, Christmas Social and quiz with Mike Read
December 9GloucesterChristmas social
December 19BristolAGM and quiz
December 20South WalesAGM and Christmas buffet

Zone 9 Convention

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Shurdington Social Centre
Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB

Hosted by Bristol Branch

Further details to follow.

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