Meetings 2020

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month (unless indicated otherwise) and our 2020 programme is as follows:


No meeting


No meeting

Wednesday 18 March  CANCELLED

Namibian deserts  – Trevor Wray
There must be more to them than red sand

Wednesday 15 April CANCELLED

Around the valley of Metztitlan – Chris Davies
A biosphere reserve famous for its Cephalocereus forests

Sunday 26 April  CANCELLED

Zone 9 Convention (ticket needed in advance)
Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham,
GL51 4TB
The all-day Convention includes plant sales, lunch and afternoon tea
Gasterias in habitat and cultivation – Tony Roberts
QI of succulents – Ray Stephenson
The plants adventure in the desert – Joël Lodé
Full details

Saturday 2 May

A visit to members' collections in north Cardiff: Chris Moseley, Frank Sengpiel and Pete Fisher. Details tbc

Wednesday 20 May

The Huntington Symposium 2018 – Derek Tribble
A famous botanic garden and much more

Wednesday 17 June

What I did last winter – Paul Klaassen
The Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Bahia, Uebelmannia and Melocactus as well as Arrojadoa, Coleocephalocereus and Micranthocereus

Saturday 20 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 27 June

South West Cactus Mart, 9.30am–1.30pm
Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DD
Approximately 12 sellers in attendance
Full details

Wednesday 15 July

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

Wednesday 19 August

Mesembs wild and tame – Dorothy Minors
A look at this popular family in nature and in cultivation

Wednesday 16 September

A cactophile finds the other succulents  – Alasdair Glen
Something for everybody!

Wednesday 21 October

An Argentinian adventure – Ian Robinson
A large country with a great variety of cacti

Wednesday 18 November

Opuntias large and small – John Gander
An overview of this often overlooked genus

Wednesday 16 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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