BCSS Gloucester & District Branch
Programme of Events

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

2024 Download a printable version of our programme (A4 double-sided, then fold)
January 13 AGM & plant auction
February 10 Members' short talks — Mike Domanski (Tylecodon) & Philip Moor (Gymnocalycium)
Table show: Gymnocalycium group, Adromischus subgroup
March 9 Canary Islands: Tenerife & Lanzarote — Frank Sengpiel
Table show: Echinocereus group, Aeonium subgroup
April 13 Wild Haworthia, not a cultivar in sight — Alan Rollason
Table show: Astrophytum group, Haworthia group
May 11 Plant problems and problem plants — Branch forum
Table show: Mammillaria group, Stapelia group
June 1 Annual Show at Norton Village Hall   (open to the public 11:00–16:00)
June 8 Thelocactus — Martin Doorbar
Table show: Thelocactus group, Euphorbia group
July 13 A grand day out (USA desert road trip) — Geoff Bowman
Table show: Rebutia group, Agave group
There is no August meeting due to the Inaugural BCSS Plant Mart in Warwickshire
September 14 Minishow
  1. 1 cactus
  2. 2 cacti from different groups (max potsize 15cm)
  3. 3 cacti from different groups (max potsize 10cm)
  4. 1 succulent
  5. 1 plant from the Gasteria group
  6. 1 plant from the Pachypodium group
  7. 3 plants from the Mesembryanthemum group (max potsize 15cm)
  8. 2 succulents from different groups (max potsize 15cm)
  9. 3 succulents from different groups (max potsize 10cm)
  10. 1 plant in flower (cactus or succulent)
  • Members are restricted to a maximum of 2 entries per class
  • 15cm is approximately 6", 10cm is approximately 4"
October 12 My cacti in flower — Dave Hartnell
Table show: Parodia group, Aloe group
November 9 2016 National Show (an organiser's view) — Bill Darbon
Table show: Ariocarpus group, 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".)