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 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.

We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year with a special meeting in July.

We also organise shows, displays, plant sales and auctions, greenhouse open days, coach trips to specialist nurseries 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 currently have a collection of books to sell for one of our branch members. The complete book list (updated 26/4/2016) is available to download.

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.