British Cactus & Succulent Society
Gloucester & District Branch
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 14th April
Madagascar - Peter Sparks
Peter, a new speaker to the branch, spent a month in Madagascar, primarily birdwatching but also looking at plants in the spiny forest. This talk will focus on the succulent plants seen there and also include some of the fascinating wildlife and scenery.
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.