BCSS Gloucester & District Branch
Programme of Events

All events are at Longford Village Hall, Longford Lane, Longford, Gloucester, GL2 9EL; unless otherwise stated.

2019 Download a printable version of our programme
January 12 AGM and plant auction
February 9 Eriosyce in habitat and cultivation — Roger Ferryman
Table show: Eriosyce group, Crassulaceae group
March 9 Members' minitalks
Table show: Opuntia group, Aloe group
April 13 South Africa pink and green — Ian Robinson
Table show: Mammillaria group, Haworthia group
April 28 Zone 9 Convention (ticket only)
May 11 Mexico to buy a hat — Alan Brown
Table show: Astrophytum group, Pachypodium group
June 1 Annual Show at Shurdington Social Centre (open to the public 11:00am - 4:00pm)
June 8 What I saw last winter (in Brazil & USA) — Paul Klaassen
Table show: Melocactus group, Euphorbia group
July 13 Peru 2017 — Ian Woolnough
Table show: Matucana group, Peperomia group
August 10 Minishow
  1. 1 cactus, unlimited pot size
  2. 1 succulent, unlimited pot size
  3. 2 cacti from different groups, max pot size 20cm
  4. 2 succulents from different groups, max pot size 20cm
  5. 3 cacti from the same group, max pot size 14cm
  6. 3 succulents from the same group, max pot size 14cm
  7. 1 standard size seed tray containing a minimum of 12 plants in individual pots
  8. 1 novelty exhibit
(20cm is approximately 8", 14cm is approximately 5.5")
September 14 Echinocereus — Julian Cooke
Table show: Echinocereus group, Stapelia group
October 12 Question time — ask the "experts"
Table show: Parodia group, Gasteria group
November 9 A cactophile's Christmas — Alasdair Glen
Table show: Rhipsalis, Mesembryanthemum group
December 14 Christmas social
The table show comprises 5 classes: 1 cactus up to 10cm pot, 1 cactus over 10cm pot, 1 succulent up to 10cm pot, 1 succulent over 10cm pot, of the taxa listed above; and a class for plant of the month.
(10cm is approximately 4".)