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 to cover hire of the hall, speakers expenses and refreshments. Juniors under 18 are admitted free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 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 10th August
We are holding a minishow of 8 classes. The schedule is:
- 1 cactus, unlimited pot size
- 1 succulent, unlimited pot size
- 2 cacti from different groups, max pot size 20cm
- 2 succulents from different groups, max pot size 20cm
- 3 cacti from the same group, max pot size 14cm
- 3 succulents from the same group, max pot size 14cm
- 1 standard size seed tray containing a minimum of 12 plants in individual pots
- 1 novelty exhibit
- All classification is based on the 10th edition of the BCSS Handbook of Shows
- Members are restricted to a maximum of 2 entries per class
- 20cm is approximately 8", 14cm is approximately 5.5"
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.