British Cactus and Succulent Society
The British Cactus & Succulent Society (BCSS) has around 100 branches throughout the country. The Cambridge & District Branch meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except February) in the Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ.
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The Cambridge Branch was formed in 1947, and usually attracts up to 40 people to its monthly meetings. It is one of the branches grouped together in Zone 6 of the BCSS.
The meetings start at 7pm, but the first half-hour is just an opportunity to talk to others, stage show plants, and search the sales table for bargains, so you needn't arrive until 7.30pm. As a guide, the meetings sometimes go on until 10pm, but might finish earlier.
Everyone is welcome at the meetings (including non-members). Most meetings have a visiting speaker, often illustrated with slides (or increasingly digital presentations), or sometimes with plants. Also there are:
Do come to one of our meetings. Just come along, or if you want further information then email our Secretary, Paul Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want, you can join or request a membership leaflet online. Note that, like other branches, the Cambridge Branch has to be self-financing, and does not receive any money from your subscription to the British Cactus & Succulent Society. Entrance to our meetings costs £1.50, and you can also contribute to our fund-raising by buying a raffle ticket.
|POSTPONED - Annual General Meeting
Although the main purpose of the meeting is to review the year 2020 and elect committee and officers for 2021, once the business is over we move to the more important matter of consuming lots of food and drink!
|Welcome back meeting - exact details to be decided
|Derek Tribble - Northern Cape
|Paul Hoxey - Further explorations in Peru|
Autumn Cactus & Succulent Show held at our usual meeting venue, Memorial Hall,
Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ. Usual meeting time.
The Autumn Show is a chance to exhibit and admire those plants with a later growing season, which aren't at their best in summer, but the usual cacti are still included as well. All BCSS members are encouraged to enter.
A picture of one of the trophies - click for more pictures.
The schedule and entry form will be available for download here when ready.
|Rodney Sims - Sundry succulents
|Members' Open Forum
Perhaps more details nearer the time about what this will consist of, but definitely no visiting speaker, so a chance for the branch members to talk about plants, cultivation, etc. Perhaps there will be a quiz too.
|Annual General Meeting|