The British Cactus & Succulent Society (BCSS) has around 80 branches which are organised into zones. Zone 9 comprises these four branches:
All are welcome to attend any of our branch meetings - see our programme, or visit the individual branch web sites for further details.
Our zone representative is John Foster.
We hold a one day convention each year in April.
Sunday 26th April 2020
This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). For refunds please return tickets to whoever you bought them from.
Shurdington Social Centre
Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB
|Tony Roberts||Gasterias in habitat and culture|
|Ray Stephenson||QI of succulents|
|Joël Lodé||The plants adventure in the desert|
Hosted by Wiltshire Branch
Admission by ticket only, at £15 each to include all refeshments.
Tickets are available from any Zone 9 branch secretary or the Zone Rep.
Many of these events may be cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check with the relevant branch.
For further details please visit the branch web sites, as listed above.
|January 11||Gloucester||AGM and plant auction|
|February 6||Wiltshire||Jonathan Clark – Lithops in captivity, East to West V2.0|
|February 8||Gloucester||Alan Goldsmith – Cacti and other animals|
|February 18||Bristol||Alan Goldsmith & Alan Weaden – Sowing and growing workshop|
|March 5||Wiltshire||Members evening – Seed sowing & repotting workshop|
|March 14||Gloucester||Paul Bond & Colin Burston – Cultivation tips|
|March 17||Bristol||Diane Tripp & John Foster – How to show|
|March 18||South Wales||Trevor Wray – Namibian deserts|
|April 2||Wiltshire||Mike Read – South Africa and Namibia with a mobile phone|
|April 11||Gloucester||Trevor Jackman – My plants past but mostly present|
|April 15||South Wales||Chris Davies – Around the valley of Metztitlan|
|April 21||Bristol||Alan Butler – Hoyas|
|April 26||Zone 9 Convention – Shurdington Social Centre, Shurdington, Cheltenham (ticket only)|
|May 7||Wiltshire||Members evening – Workshop: Grafting/propagation, pest & diseases + Gordon Rowley's Cactotherapy|
|May 9||Gloucester||Graham Walker – Return to USA|
|May 19||Bristol||Ian Woolnough – Mexico 2017|
|May 20||South Wales||Derek Tribble – Huntingdon Symposium 2018|
|May 30||Bristol Joint Show – Filton Community Centre, Filton, Bristol|
|June 4||Wiltshire||Auction + narrated slide show on Britton & Rose|
|June 6||Gloucester Branch Show – Shurdington Social Centre, Shurdington, Cheltenham|
|June 13||Gloucester||Frank Sengpiel – Adventures in Mexico|
|June 17||South Wales||Paul Klaassen – What I did last winter|
|June 20||South Wales Branch Show – Graig Community Centre, Bassaleg, Newport|
|June 20||Wiltshire Branch Show – Melksham Assembly Hall, Melksham|
|June 27||South West Cactus, Succulent & Exotic Plant Fair – Portishead Youth Centre, Portishead, Bristol|
|July 2||Wiltshire||Members evening – Summer Social. Bring (cactus themed) food and drink, plants to discuss|
|July 11||Gloucester||Members' discussion – Crassulaceae|
|July 15||South Wales||Cliff Thompson – Patagonia|
|July 18||Bristol||Fish & chip supper at Peter Warren's (members/partners only)|
|August 1||Bristol||Graham Charles – Matucanas in habitat and culture|
|August 6||Wiltshire||Alan Rollason – Haworthia growing my way|
|August 8||Gloucester||3 short films on South Africa|
|August 19||South Wales||Dorothy Minors – Mesembs wild and tame|
|August 22||Bristol||Ralph Martin – In my greenhouse 2017|
|September 3||Wiltshire||Hilary Little – Patagonia with prickles|
|September 15||Bristol||Nicholas Wray – From Namaqualand to Namibia|
|September 16||South Wales||Alasdair Glen – A cactophile finds the other succulents|
|October 1||Wiltshire||Members evening – Narrated slide show on Venezuela|
|October 10||Gloucester||Graham Evans – Gymnocalycium in person|
|October 18||Connie Hobbs Memorial Lecture – Vicky Davies – Ex-situ conservation of Cactaceae in the UK – Cleeve Village Hall, Cleeve|
|October 21||South Wales||Ian Robinson – An Argentinian adventure|
|November 5||Wiltshire||Collette Harrison – A taste of Bonsai|
|November 14||Gloucester||Andy Harris – The environment and succulents of Eritrea|
|November 17||Bristol||Alan Goldsmith – Cacti at Alpine Garden Society shows|
|November 18||South Wales||John Gander – Opuntias large and small|
|December 1||Bristol||AGM + quiz|
|December 3||Wiltshire||AGM, Christmas Social and quiz with Mike Read|
|December 12||Gloucester||Christmas social|
|December 16||South Wales||AGM and Christmas buffet|