Meetings 2018

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month (unless indicated otherwise) and our 2018 programme is as follows:


No meeting

Wednesday 21 February

Venezuela Keith Grantham (1988)
A Society digital presentation on a rarely visited country

Wednesday 21 March

Southern Arizona – Chris Davies
That's a place on the bucket list

Wednesday 18 April

Adventures in Mexico – Frank Sengpiel
Cacti, succulents and more in central Mexico

Sunday 22 April

Zone 9 Convention (ticket required)
Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB
South Africa, a gift to the earth – Louise Bustard
An alphabetical tour of the hobby – Alasdair Glen
Up Chile and down Argentina – Roger Ferryman
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Wednesday 16 May

Where have all the cowboys gone – Alan Phipps
The search is on in the south-west of the USA

Saturday 19 May

South Wales Branch Annual Show
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.

Wednesday 20 June

What I did last winter – Paul Klaassen
Whatever he did, we are likely to be envious

Saturday 30 June

South West Cactus Mart
Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DD
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Wednesday 18 July

Conophytums – Eddy Harris
Plants to brighten up a dull autumn day

Wednesday 15 August

In my new greenhouse – Ralph Martin
Our first sight of Ralph's large greenhouse in North Wales

Wednesday 19 September

Gardening with succulents – Paul Spracklin
As seen on BBC Gardeners' World

Saturday 6 October
Note the venue and times for this additional meeting

The whole blooming year – Alasdair Glen


Newport YMCA
Mendalgief Road
Newport NP20 2HF 


The talk will start at 3.00pm

Wednesday 17 October

Cacti of Ecuador – John Hughes
A country better known for the Galapagos tortoises

Wednesday 21 November

South Africa pink and green – Ian Robinson
That's another place on the bucket list

Wednesday 19 December

AGM and 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.



The Fellowship Room
Cyncoed Methodist Church
Westminster Crescent
CF23 6SE


3rd Wednesday of the month


7.30pm start

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