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Compiled by John Foster

Please note this listing only includes the major shows and events, for a full list of all branch and Zone events in your own area please refer to individual branch web sites.

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March
13 Zone 15 Mini-convention: Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 12:00-17:00. Speakers: Paul Hoxey "Peru from the coast to the High Andes" and Prof. Len Newton "Succulent discoveries in East Africa, past, present and future". Cost £14 which includes free entry to Capel Manor Gardens (open at 10:00) and midterm refreshments.
April 
2 Zone 6 Convention: Pirton Village Hall, High Street, Pirton, Hitchin, SG5 3PS. 10:00-17:15. Speakers: Zlatko Janeba and John Ellis. Details from Luton Branch Secretary.
9 BCSS Annual General Meeting: Winstanley High School and Community College, Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 3BD. Details in March Journal.
9 Succulent Explorers" Day: St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. 09:00-17:00. Speakers: Derek Tribble, Andy Young, Ray Stephenson and Dorothy Minors. Cost £15, includes hot lunch. Details from Peter Bint: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
16 South East Cactus Mart: Swalecliffe and Chestfield Community Centre, 19 St Johns Rd, Whitstable, CT5 2QU. 10:00-15:00. Further information from Dave Appleton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 15 Teesside Branch Symposium: St Augustine"s Church Hall, Kirkby in Cleveland, TS9 7AQ. 09.30-17.00. Speakers: Roger Ferryman & Wiebe Bosma. Details from Graham Walker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
18-22 Zone 18 Speaking Tour. Details from Branch Secretaries.
21-24 York Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Harrogate Spring Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW. 09:30-17:30.
24 Zone 9 Convention, hosted by South Wales Branch at Hardwicke Village Hall, Hardwicke, Gloucester. GL2 4QA

The Speakers are:

  • Paul Hoxey - "Exploring for Cacti in Mexico"
  • Wiebe Bosma - "Succulents of Ethiopia"
  • Martin Lowry - "Lobivias, The Story So Far"

The cost of tickets is £15.00 each, to include morning tea/coffee & biscuits, buffet lunch & afternoon tea. These can be purchased from Mrs Anne Hill, 10 Downfield Close, Llandough, Penarth. CF64 2PY, or from any Zone 9 Branch Secretary or the Zone Representative This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Paul's talk will include the best plants that were seen on several trips to Mexico. Wiebe will centre his talk on Stapelias, Aloes & Euphorbias. Martin will give a history of Lobivias from the discovery of the first plants to the latest molecular revelations, illustrated with antique botanical drawings & plants in habitat.

Traders attending are Toobee's Exotics, Plantlife, Alan Phipps, Tony Irons, Williams Cacti and Keith Larkin's Cactus Books.

The doors are open at 10am for plant sales, coffee is available from 10.30am and the first talk will commence at 11am.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any further information.

24 Zone 12 Mini-convention (Derek Desborough Memorial Lectures): Crawley Horticultural Society Hall, Ifield Avenue, West Green, Crawley, RH11 7AJ. 13:00-17:30. Speakers: Graham Charles and Len Newton. Details from Graham Evans or the Maces.
May 
7 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
7 North West Cactus & Succulent Mart: St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. 10:30-14:30. Details from Peter Bint: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8 Tephrocactus Study Group Annual Meeting: Coddington Village Hall, Main Street, Coddington, Newark, NG24 2PN. 10:30-16:00. Speakers: Paul Klaassen, John Arnold and John Betteley. All welcome, free entry. Details from John Betteley: 01636 707649 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14 Havering Cactus Mart: North Romford Community Centre, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 3QJ. 10:00-15:00. Admission £1. 14 nurseries, refreshments available all day. Adequate parking at or near venue.
14 Sheffield Branch 70th Anniversary Event: St Thomas" Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 3AW. 09:30-16:00. Speakers: Graham Charles "Searching the back roads of Peru", Aldo Delladdio "Turbinicarpi in their habitat" and Bob Potter "A taste of Ethiopia and Zimbabwe". Cost £15 payable in advance, to include lunch, tea and coffee. Further details at www.sheffield.bcss.org.uk/anniversary
14 South Wales Branch Show: Graig Community Centre, Caerphilly Rd, Bassaleg, Newport, NP10 8HZ. 10:00-16:00.
14-15 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Orchid Fair, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
14-15 Southend-on-Sea Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Southend Council Parks Department Nursery, Barling Road, Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, SS3 0PZ. 10:00-16:00.
20-22 Southend-on-Sea Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Hylands Park, Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8NQ. 09:30-17:00.
21 Cornwall Branch Show: Redruth School, Tolgus Vean, Redruth, TR15 1TA. 10:30-16:00.
  Fife Branch Show: Leven Parish Church Hall, Durie Street, Leven, KY8 4HA. 10:00-15:30.
21 Gloucester Branch Show: Hardwicke Village Hall, Green Lane, Hardwicke, Gloucester, GL2 4QA. 11:00-16:30.
21 High Wycombe Branch Show: Great Kingshill Village Hall, Missenden Road, Great Kingshill, HP15 6DR. 10:00-16:00.
21 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at Sparsholt College Countryside Day, Sparsholt Agricultural College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2NF. 09:30-16:30.
22 Hull Branch: Display at Thwaite Botanic Gardens Open Day, 57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, Hull, HU16 4QX. 11:00-16:00
28 Bristol Joint Show (Bristol Branch, Bristol Cactus Society and West of England Cactus & Succulent Society): Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS. 10:30-16:30.
28 Bromley Branch Show: Anthony Roper Primary School, Eynsford, Dartford, DA4 0AA. 10:30-15:30. Details from Mick Cotter: 0208 290 5776.
28 Lea Valley Branch Show: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 10:00-17:00.
29 Cambridge Branch Show: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ. 10:30-16:00.
29-30 Lea Valley Branch: Display at Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 10:00-17:00.
June 
4 Bradford Branch Show: Provisionally, Woodbank Nurseries & Garden Centre, Harden Road, Harden, Bingley, BD16 1BE. 10:30-15:00. Please check with Branch Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4 Glasgow Branch Show: Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-16:00.
4 Havering Branch Show: The Old Chapel, Upminster Road, Upminster, RM14 2QR. 11:00-16:00.
4 Luton Branch Show: Pirton Village Hall, High Street, Pirton, Hitchin, SG5 3PS. 10:45-16:00. Details from Peter Clayton: 01462 232333 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4 Portsmouth & District Branch Summer Show: St Colman"s Church Hall, St Colman"s Avenue, Cosham, PO6 2JJ. 11:00-16:00. Schedules from Branch Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4 Sheffield Branch Show: Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 2LN. 12:00-17:00.
4 Southport Branch Show: Formby Luncheon Club, Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA. 11:00-16:00.
5 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
5 Mammillaria Society Annual Meeting: RHS Wisley, Hillside Centre, Woking, GU23 6QB. 10:00-16:30.
5 Sheffield Branch: Display and Sales at Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 2LN. 10:00-16:00. Due to building work this may be cancelled, please check on forum or contact Mike Lockwood: 01246 231109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8 Herne Bay & District Branch Closed Show: The Over 60s Club, Pettman House, Hanover Square, Herne Bay,CT6 5NY. 19:30-22:00.
11 Croydon Branch Show: Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, CR2 9EE. 11:00-15:30.
11 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: Plant Sales at Cheshire Tortoise Day, Woodford Community Centre, Chester Rd, Woodford, Stockport, SK7 1PS. 10:00-16:00.
11 Southend-on-Sea Branch Show: United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8PP. 12:00-16:00.
16*19 Birmingham Branch: Display at Gardeners" World Live, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT. 09:00-18:00.
18 Littlehampton Branch: Cactus Classes & Plant Sales at Yapton Cottage Gardeners" Show, Yapton Village Hall, Yapton, Arundel, BN18 0ET. 14.00-16:30.
25 South West Cactus Mart: Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD. 09:30-13:30.
26 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, G75 0QZ. 11:00-16:00.
26 Kings Lynn Branch Show: Eau Brink Cacti, Eau Brink Road, Tilney All Saints, Kings Lynn, PE34 4SQ. 11:00-16:00.
July 
2 Wiltshire Branch Show: Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES. 11:00-15:30.
3 Leicester Branch: Display and Sales at Leicester University Botanic Garden Open Day, Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LD. 11:00-17:00.
3 Bridlington Branch Show: The Orangery, Sewerby Hall, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 12:00-16:00.
9 Gloucester Branch 50th Anniversary Special Meeting: Longford Village Hall, Longford Lane, Longford, Gloucester, GL2 9EL. Speakers: Colin Walker "Agaves through the ages" and Graham Charles "Searching the back roads of Peru". Details at www.gloucester.bcss.org.uk/anniv.htm
9 Lincoln Branch Show: North Hykeham Memorial Hall, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9RY. 10:30-16:00.
9 Waltham Forest Branch Show: Chingford Horticultural Hall, Larkshall Road, (opposite Dale View Crescent), Chingford, London, E4 6PE. Plant sales from 09:00, show 10:30-16:00.
10 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch Show: at Wilmslow Show, Wilmslow High School, Holly Road, Wilmslow, SK9 1LZ. 11:00-17:00.
16-17 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-18:00.
16-17 Zone 15 Show: Events Barn, RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET. 11:00-16:00,
20-24 Zones 5 & 19: Display at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, National Plant Societies Section, Showground, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN. 10:00-18:30 each day, except Sunday 10:00-17:00. RHS only on Wednesday.
23 Oxford Branch & Mammillaria Society Show (Dr Bill Maddams Memorial): Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, OX12 7LB. 10:00-15:30. Followed by lecture 17:00. Details from Bill Darbon: 01993 881926 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
23 Teesside Branch Show: Cleveland Show, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR. 09:30-16:30.
23 Zone 12 Show: Southdowns Nursery, Brighton Road, Hassocks, BN6 9LY. 08:30-16:00. Details from Zone Rep Graham Evans.;
24 Edenbridge Branch Show: Crockham Hill Village Hall, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 6RP. 11:00-16:00. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26-28 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at New Forest & Hampshire County Show, New Park, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH. 08:30-18:30.
30 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
August 
5-6 Somerset Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Taunton Flower Show, Vivary Park, Taunton, TA1 3QG. Friday 11:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00. Details at www.tauntonflowershow.co.uk
6 Harrow Branch Show: St Thomas More RC Church Hall, 32 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, HA5 2QT. 10:30-16:00.
13 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display at Denmead Horticultural Show, All Saints Church Grounds, Hambledon Road, Denmead, PO7 6NN. 12:00-17:00.
18-21 Southport Branch: Display at Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, PR8 2BZ.
20 BCSS National Show: Wood Green Animal Shelter, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH. Sales 09:00-18:00, show 11:30-18:00.
27 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: Display at Poynton Show, Poynton Park, 220 Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1RQ. 10:00-17:00.
27-28 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Fuchsia Show and Gladiola Show, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
28-29 Havering Branch: Plant Sales at Havering Show, Harrow Lodge Park, (off Hornchurch Road), Hornchurch, RM11 1JU. 11:00-18:00.
29 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display and Sales at Emsworth Horticultural Show, Recreation Ground, Horndean Road, Emsworth, PO10 7PT. 10:30-17:00.
September 
2-4 Fife Branch / Zone 18: Display, Plant Sales and Competitive Classes at Dundee Flower Show and Food Festival, Camperdown Park, Coupar Angus Road, Dundee, DD2 4TF. 10:00-17:30.
3 Havering Branch: Plant Sales at Orsett Show, Orsett Showground, Orsett, Grays, RM16 3JU. 12:00-17:00.
3 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display at Hayling Island Horticultural Society Show, Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0HB. 14:00-16:30.
9-11 ELK Conference: Blankenberg, Belgium. Details from David Rushforth: 01704 563849.
10 Littlehampton Branch: Cactus Classes & Plant Sales at Littlehampton Town Show, Rosemead Park, East Street, Littlehampton, BN17 6ED. 13:30-16:30.
10 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at Romsey Show, Broadlands Park, Romsey, SO51 9ZD. 08:00-18:00.
16-18 Cactus Explorers Weekend: Beaumont Hall, University of Leicester. Guest speaker: Ludwig Bercht. Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
16-18 York Branch Show: Harrogate Autumn Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW. 09:30-17:30. Further details from Show Secretary David Fair: 01904 705207.
17 Teesside Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Stokesley Show, The Showground, Helmsley Road, Stokesley, TS9 5JL. 09:30-16:30.
17 Zone 18 Show: Leven Parish Church Hall, Durie Street, Leven, KY8 4HA. 10:00-15:30.
24 Mesemb Study Group Event: Banstead Community Centre, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3AJ. Details from Suzanne Mace: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
24-25 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
October 
1 Portsmouth & District Branch Autumn Show: Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AU. 11:00-16:00. Schedules from Branch Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2; Birmingham Branch & Haworthia Society Autumn Show: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 11:00-16:00.
2 Zone Representatives Meeting: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 11:00.
8 North West Mesemb Show: St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. 10:30-16:00. Speaker: Derek Tribble "South Africa 2014 - Northern Cape" (14:00). Details and schedules from Peter Bint: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
9 Exeter Branch Convention: Woodbury Village Hall, Flower Street, Woodbury, Exeter, EX5 1LX. 9:45-15:30. Speakers: Roger Ferryman and Bob Potter. Details from Ian Woolnough: 01392 422147.
12 Cambridge Branch Autumn Mini-Show: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ. 19:30-22:00.
23 West of England Cactus & Succulent Society Connie Hobbs Memorial Lecture: Cleeve Village Hall, Cleeve Hill Road, Cleeve, Bristol, BS49 4PH. 14:00-17:00. Speaker: Trevor Wray "Andean Adventures - a guided tour through Argentina and Chile". Details from Robin Owen-Smith: 01934 732304/732776.
24-28 Zone 18 Speaking Tour. Details from Branch Secretaries.
December 
3 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
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Apr 29 South East Cactus Mart Swalecliffe and Chestfield Community Centre19 St Johns Rd Whitstable Kent CT6 2QU. More info from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jun 3 Glasgow Branch Show: Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-16:00.
Jun 4 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE.