British Cactus and Succulent Society
South Wales Branch

The BCSS has about 80 branches which are organised into zones. We are part of Zone 9, along with Bristol, Gloucester, and Wiltshire branches. An annual Zone Convention is held as a one day meeting in addition to BCSS South Wales Branch meetings listed below.

SOUTH WALES BRANCH – PROGRAMME 2017

Meetings in 2017 will be held in Fellowship room at the Methodist Church, Westminster Crescent, Cyncoed, Cardiff CF23 6SE (see map). (The church fronts Cyncoed Road, but access to the car park is in Westminster Crescent).

Meetings in 2017 will start at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday each month (January excepted) unless otherwise indicated.

If you are interested, please do come along and see what our meetings are all about!

Table show classes are indicated by *.

Registered Charity No. 290786.

For further information, contact any Branch Official.

February 15th
SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCULENTS HARRY HALL
SOCIETY DVD
After last year’s success, we will show another society DVD!
* Cleistocactus subgroup, Astrophytum group, Adromischus subgroup, Aloe group, Othonna group 

March 15th
BILL DARBON
SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCULENTS
Another chance to see more of these splendid plants.
* Echinocactus group, Opuntia group, Espostoa subgroup, Echeveria subgroup, Agave group, Pelargonium  group 

April 19th
MY FAVORITE CACTI & SUCCULENTS AND HOW TO GROW THEM
RALPH MARTIN
All are welcome to this open meeting, aimed at beginners
* Pachycereus subgroup, Mammillaria group, Thelocactus group, Aeonium subgroup, Crassula subgroup, Peperomia group

Saturday May 13th
SOUTH WALES BRANCH SHOW
at Graig Community Centre, Bassaleg, Newport (1 mile from M4 on A468 towards Caerphilly)
A fantastic exhibition of plants by local growers, and a huge range of cacti and succulents for sale at bargain prices. Please enter our show!

May 17th
FABULAS CRASSULAS
TREVOR WRAY
A wonderful range of free flowering succulents
* Rebutia group, Parodia group, Strombocactus group, Sedum subgroup, Cristate succulent.

Saturday June 10th
VISIT TO MEMBERS' COLLECTIONS
Today we will vist the following collections at the approximate times stated:
1.30pm Frank Sengpiel - for address details, please contact Frank at sengpielf@cardiff.ac.uk or 029 2087 5698
2.30pm Chris Moseley - 5 Cherry Orchard Road, Lisvane, Cardiff CF14 0UD Tel 029 2075 1023
3.30pm Peter Fisher - 38 Heol y Delyn, Lisvane, Cardiff CF14 0SR Tel 029 2075 9402

June 21st
WHAT I DID LAST WINTER
PAUL KLAASSEN
As always, a very enviable trip!
* Echinocereus group, Melocactus group, Euphorbia group, Stapelia group (excluding Hoodia subgroup), Adenia group.

July 19th
THE DESERT IN FLOWER, CHILE & ARGENTINA 2010
IAN WOOLNOUGH
Stunning plants and amazing scenery
* Gymnocalycium group, Matucana group, Turbinicarpus group, Hoodia subgroup, Anacampseros group

August 16th
ERIOSYCE IN CULTIVATION
ROGER FERRYMAN
Neoporterias, Neochileneas, Islayas and all the rest
* Echinopsis group, Rhipsalis group, Lophophora group, Gasteria group, Didierea group

September 20th
GARDENS, COLLECTIONS AND NURSERIES IN THE USA
DAVID MINNION
A wide range of different establishments over the pond
* Stenocactus group, Pediocactus group, Conophytum subgroup, Lithops subgroup, Ceropegia group, Dorstenia group

October 18th
COLONISE AND POPULATE
JOHN WATMOUGH
Is this an episode from Doctor Who?
* Coryphantha group, Copiapoa group, Mesembryanthemum group (excluding Conophytum and Lithops subgroups), Pachypodium group, Kedrostis group

November 15th
NOBODY GROWS THESE
PAUL BOND
One of our own members who grows some very unusual plants
* Ariocarpus group, Eriosyce group, Cristate / Monstrose cactus, Haworthia group, Sempervivum subgroup

December 20th
AGM & CHRISTMAS BUFFET
A chance to enjoy yourself. This is primarily a social occasion with lots of food, once the important business of the AGM is quickly finished.
Contributions to the festive spirit welcomed
* (no table show)


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