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British Cactus and Succulent Society
Cambridge & District Branch
2024 Programme

Some pictures from our shows

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 a digital presentation (or rarely slides these days), 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 on secretary@cambridge.bcss.org.uk. You can find information and, if you want, join the National Society here. 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 £2.00 (first meeting free for new members), and tae/coffee/biscuits are £1.00. You can also contribute to our fund-raising by buying a raffle ticket.

2024 Meetings

View or download the programme booklet for 2024.

The programme booklet is only available online. If you want to print the PDF, then most programs have a print option called 'booklet' or 'brochure' which will arrange the pages so you can fold into a booklet and staple.

  • Wednesday 13th March
Martin Edwards - Texas 2019
  • Wednesday 10th April
David Minnion - The cacti and other attractions of Colorado
Thanks to David for stepping in at the last minute to replace our planned speaker.
  • Wednesday 8th May
Members' Evening
A selection of short presentations from members on a subject of their choice such as cultivation techniques, favourite plants, greenhouse tours (volunteers welcome).
  • ...more to follow, as in the programme booklet above

2025 Meetings

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Last modified: 10th April 2024