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British Cactus & Succulent Society
Gloucester & District Branch

The Gloucester & District branch of the BCSS meet at Longford Village Hall, Longford Lane, Longford, Gloucester, GL2 9EL. See maps for directions.

We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 2:15 for 2:45 pm. Meetings generally include a speaker (with a digital presentation or slides, and/or plants), plant sales, table show, raffle and tea or coffee. There is an entrance fee of £2 per person (juniors free) to cover hire of the hall, speakers expenses and refreshments. Visitors are very welcome to join us. See our programme of events for details of meetings. You can also download a printable version of our programme.

Our next meeting is on Saturday 11th March.

We will have a presentation from the BCSS digital programme library. Collections USA is a programme created from slides and notes produced by Sonia Barker-Fricker. Sonia chose collections in the USA that were seen rarely and had a unique character or purpose. Four were public collections, one was a nursery and three were private. The photographs reflect Sonia's broad interests in the natural world, her artistic skill and technical competence. Some memorable plants in cultivation are juxtaposed with habitat shots of plants, wildflowers, birds and views.

We also organise shows, displays, plant sales and auctions, greenhouse open days and we have our own library. We attract members from a wide area, including parts of Worcestershire and Herefordshire as well as all parts of Gloucestershire. They range from windowsill growers with just a few plants to enthusiasts with multiple greenhouses. You can see some plants belonging to one of our members in our picture gallery.

We have members willing to give introductory talks on cacti and succulents to local groups (gardening clubs, WIs, etc.). Please contact us for details.

The BCSS has around 80 branches which are organised into zones. We are part of Zone 9, along with Bristol, Wiltshire and South Wales branches.
 


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