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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 Annual Show is on Saturday 3rd June

Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, GL51 4TB, from 11am to 4pm.


Our next meeting is on Saturday 10th June

Paul Klaassen — But I don't like Opuntias!

Paul is a prolific and popular speaker who spends each winter plant exploring, primarily in the Americas. When asked to give a talk to the Tephrocactus Study Group his response became the title of this talk. He will show us images from the various genera within the Opuntioids and will also consider what makes a plant endemic to a particular region.

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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