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of the

British Cactus and Succulent Society

Charity number 290786

A charity registered in England and Wales

Hello, thank you for visiting this site.

Are you fascinated by cacti and succulents?

Have you ever wondered how you can flower

your favourites, when to water them, what kind

of compost to use, where to acquire more at

sensible prices or even free?

If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes,

have you ever thought of joining the

British Cactus and Succulent Society?

We at the Leicester Branch would be delighted

to welcome you to our meetings.


First Wednesday of each month

at Winstanley Community College, Leicester  LE3 3BD

Telephone: 0116 2898713

7.15 for 7.30 pm

Visitors are always welcome


Click here for directions to Winstanley C.C. and site map.


Programme for 2017


4th Jan

What I saw on my holidays

Brian Mudford



Table show: Alan Brown



1st Feb

“What is it?”, Cactus identification

Mike Stansbie



Table show: Tony Morris


1st Mar

New Mexico & Texas

Mike Ashworth



Table show: Mark Brooksby



5th Apr

Hardy Succulents

Ray Stephenson



Table show: Brian Mudford



3rd May

70th Anniversary

Alasdair Glen



“The whole blooming year”                            (with refreshments)                                          Table show: Derrick Jackson


7th June

Where I saw Discocactus

Paul Klaassen



Table show: Alan Brown



5th July

They don’t have to be rare

David Slade



Table show: Tony Morris


6th Aug

(Sunday) Open Greenhouse – Tony Morris



6th Sept




Jonathan Clark



Table show: Alan Brown



4th Oct

AGM (Starts at 7 pm) followed by:




The History of our Cactus and Succulent Society

John Cox



Table show: Mark Brooksby



1st Nov

Southern Namibia

Rodney Sims



Table show: Tony Morris



6th Dec

Christmas Social




Table show: Brian Phipps



Important dates for your 2017 diary





 Sat 8th Apr

BCSS AGM at Winstanley College, Leicester

Sat 3rd June




Sun 25th June


Zone 6 Show

Great Missenden Memorial Centre                                             Berkhamstead HP16 9AE


Zone 6 Open Greenhouse Day

Northampton Branch                                            



Sun 2nd July


Leicester Branch Exhibition and Plant sale





10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Friends of Leicester University Botanic Gardens Open Day

Sun 6th Aug

Open Greenhouse at Tony and Margaret Morris


1st - 3rd Sept


8th – 10th Sept


Wed 4th Oct


Sat 14th Oct

Judges Course at Moulton College, Northampton


ELK, Belgium


Leicester Branch AGM ( starts at 7.00 pm)


Zone 6 Convention organised by Harrow Branch




If you require further information, please ring our Secretary,

Marion Brown on 0116 279 2559



The main BCSS page has a form to fill in to request

a membership leaflet if you are interested.


Links to other sites which may be of interest

British Cactus and Succulent SocietyAriocarpus siteThe Mesemb Study Group

image013.jpgThe Haworthia SocietyThe Succulent Plant Page

Garden ForumSucculent Tissue CultureAloe Studies



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Last Revised: 17th December 2016