Meetings 2019

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month (unless indicated otherwise) and our 2019 programme is as follows:


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Wednesday 20 March

Cultivation tips – Colin Burston and Paul Bond
Part 1: The beginning of life, the joy of raising from seed – Colin Burston

Part 2: From seedling to maturity, torture and care, the complete life cycle – Paul Bond

Wednesday 17 April

Large flowered mammillarias – Chris Davies
Plants in cultivation and habitat

Sunday 28 April

Zone 9 Convention (ticket required)
Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB
Cactus highlights in north-eastern Mexico – Hazel Taylor
Cool customers (plants to grow with minimum heating) – John Hughes
Zimbabwe – Bob Potter
Full details

Wednesday 15 May

Patagonia – Cliff Thompson
A place with a special connection to Wales

Wednesday 19 June

What I did last winter – Paul Klaassen
We know he went to Brazil!

Saturday 22 June

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. Please enter our show.

Saturday 29 June

South West Cactus Mart
Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DD
Full details


A social event or visit to a member's collection is planned; details tbc

Wednesday 17 July

The Chihuahuan Desert – Roger Ferryman
One of the best places for cacti in the world!

Wednesday 21 August

Peru – Ian Woolnough
Cacti, orchids, wildlife and scenery to look forward to

Wednesday 18 September

How to get the best out of the hobby – Paul Bond
A unique talk for both beginners and experienced growers, illustrated with specimen plants

We are planning to hold an additional event in the Bridgend area, details tbc
Wednesday 16 October

Southern California and Arizona – Frank Sengpiel
A photo safari of the Anza Borrego and Sonoran deserts

Wednesday 20 November

A cactophile's Christmas – Alasdair Glen
Christmas is coming early this year!

Wednesday 18 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 welcome



The Fellowship Room
Cyncoed Methodist Church
Westminster Crescent
CF23 6SE


3rd Wednesday of the month


7.30pm start

Full details on our meetings page.

For further information on how to find us see our contact page.

For information on other branches in Zone 9 go to BCSS Zone 9.

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