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Compiled by John Foster

Please note this listing only includes the major shows and events, for a complete list of meetings and events in your area consult the list of all BCSS branches and Zones.

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make additions or alterations.[Last Updated: 14th April 2017]

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March
19 Zone 15 Mini-convention: Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 12:00-17:00. Speakers: Keith & Kathy Flanagan 'Our collection' and Alice Vanden Bon 'South Africa - first class'.
April
2 BCSS sponsored classes at Dorset Agricultural Society Spring Show, Sunninghill Preparatory School,South Court, South Walks, Dorchester, DT1 1EB. 14:00-16:00. Further details from David Ennals: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8 BCSS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Winstanley High School and Community College, Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 3BD. Details in March Journal.

Don't miss this important meeting with a new format and two lectures:
Lecture 1: Mme. Diane Ortolani (Assistant Director of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco) 'The history and development of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco'
Lecture 2: Paul Rees (Tropical Nursery Supervisor at Kew) 'A trip to South Africa'

20-23 York Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Harrogate Spring Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate,HG2 8PW. 09:30-17:30.
22 Spalding Branch Cactus Mart: Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, Holbeach, Spalding, PE12 7DE. 10:00-15:00. 15 leading nurseries and growers participating. Refreshments, free parking, free admission. Details from Gerry Blacoe: 01778 393226 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
22-23 Chelmsford Branch: Display at 'Plants of the World' at RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford,CM3 8ET. 10:00-18:00.
23 Mammillaria Society Annual Meeting: RHS Wisley, Hillside Centre, Woking, GU23 6QB. 10:00-16:30.
23 Zone 12 Convention (Derek Desborough Memorial Lectures): Crawley Horticultural Society Hall, Ifield Avenue, West Green, Crawley, RH11 7AJ. 12:30-17:30. Speakers: Roger Ferryman 'Up Chile and down Argentina' and Gillian Evison 'A beginner's guide to caudiciforms'. Details from Graham Evans or the Maces.
29 South East Cactus Mart: Swalecliffe and Chestfield Community Centre,19 St Johns Rd, Whitstable, CT6 2QU. 10:00-15:00. More info from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
May
6 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.
6-7 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Orchid Fair, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
13 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
13 South Wales Branch Show: Graig Community Centre, Caerphilly Rd, Bassaleg, Newport, NP10 8HZ. 10:00-16:00.
13 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at Sparsholt College Countryside Day,Sparsholt Agricultural College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2NF. 09:30-16:30.
14 Tephrocactus Study Group Annual Meeting: Coddington Village Hall, Main Street, Coddington, Newark,NG24 2PN. 10:30-16:00. Speakers: Graham Charles and Paul Hoxey. 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.
19-21 Southend-on-Sea Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Flower Show, Hyland House & Estate, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ. 10:00-17:00.
20 Cornwall Branch Show: Redruth School, Tolgus Vean, Redruth, TR15 1TA. 10:30-16:00.
20 Fife Branch Show: Leven Parish Church Hall, Durie Street, Leven, KY8 4HA. 10:00-15:30.
20 High Wycombe Branch Show: Great Kingshill Village Hall, Missenden Road, Great Kingshill, HP15 6DR. 10:00-16:00.
20-21 Chelmsford Branch & Haworthia Society: Display at RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET. 10:00-18:00.
21 Hull Branch: Display at Thwaite Botanic Gardens, 57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, Hull, HU16 4QX. 11:00-16:00.
27 Bristol Joint Show (Bristol Branch and Bristol Cactus Society): Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS. 10:00-17:00.
27 Bromley Branch Show: Anthony Roper Primary School, Eynsford, Dartford, DA4 0AA. 10:30-15:30. Details from Mick Cotter: 0208 290 5776.
27-29 Lea Valley Branch Show: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 10:00-17:00.
28 Croydon Branch: Display and Sales at Croydon Lions Addiscombe Carnival, Ashburton Park, Croydon,CR0 6RX. 11:00-17:00.
June
3 Glasgow Branch Show: Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-16:00.
3 Gloucester Branch Show: Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB. 11:00-16:30.
3 Havering Branch Show: 1st floor of YMCA, Roneo Corner, Rush Green Road, Romford, RM7 0PH. 11:00-16:00.
3 Portsmouth & District Branch Summer Show: Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley, Waterlooville,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.
3 Zone 6 Show: Great Missenden Memorial Centre, Link Road, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 9AE. 11:00-16:30.
4 Cambridge Branch Show: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge,CB22 5LZ. 10:30-16:30. Details from Paul Hoxey (Show Secretary): 01223 503382 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
10 Bradford Branch Show: Woodbank Nursery and Garden Centre, Harden Road, Bingley, BD16 1BE. 10:00-15:00. Schedule from Branch Secretary John Parker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 Southend-on-Sea Branch Show: United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8PP. 12:00-16:00.
11 Luton Branch Show: Pirton Village Hall, High Street, Pirton, Hitchin, SG5 3PS. 10:45-16:00. Details from Show Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
17 Croydon Branch Show: Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, CR2 9EE. 10:45-15:30.
17 Littlehampton Branch: Cactus Classes & Plant Sales at Yapton Cottage Gardeners' Summer Show,Yapton Village Hall, Yapton, Arundel, BN18 0ET. 14.00-16:30.
17 Southport Branch Show: Formby Luncheon Club, Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA. 11:00-16:00.
17-18 Leeds Branch: Plant sale at Horbury Street Fair, Horbury, WF4 6LP. 10:00-16:00. Free entry, limited parking.
18 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, G75 0QZ. 11:00-16:00.
21 Herne Bay Branch Closed Show: The Over 60s Club, Pettman House, Hanover Square, Herne Bay, CT6 5NY. 19:30-22:00.
23-25 Oxford Branch - display and sales at Blenheim Palace Flower Show-https://www.blenheimflowershow.co.uk
24 South West Cactus Mart: Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD. 09:30-13:30.
24 Wiltshire Branch Show: Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES. 11:00-15:30.
25 Kings Lynn Branch Show: Eau Brink Cacti, Eau Brink Road, Tilney All Saints, Kings Lynn, PE34 4SQ. 11:00-16:00.
25 Manchester Branch Open Day: Details from Peter Bint: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
July
2 Leicester Branch: Display and Sales at Leicester University Botanic Garden Open Day, Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LD. 11:00-17:00.
8 Lincoln Branch Show: North Hykeham Memorial Hall, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9RY. 10:30-16:00.
8 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.
9 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch Show: at Wilmslow Show, The Carnival Fields, Altrincham Road (A538), Wilmslow, SK9 5NG. 11:00-17:00.
15 Zone 15 Show: United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8PP. 12:00-16:00.
15-16 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-18:00.
16 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.
19-23 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: 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.
22 Teesside Branch Show: Cleveland Show, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR. 09:30-16:30.
22 Zone 12 Show: Southdowns Nursery, Brighton Road, Hassocks, BN6 9LY. 08:30-16:00. Details from Zone Rep Graham Evans.
25-27 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at New Forest Show, New Park, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH. 09:00-18:00.
29 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
August
3-6 Zone 15: Display and Sales at Flower Show at RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET. 10:00-18:00.
4-5 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
5-6 Chester & North Wales Branch Show: Gordale Garden and Home Centre, Chester High Road, Burton, South Wirral, CH64 8TF. Saturday 13:00-18:00, Sunday 11:00-15:00.
12 Oxford Branch & Haworthia Society Show: Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, OX12 7LB. 10:00-15:30. Details from Bill Darbon: 01993 881926 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
17-20 Southport Branch: Display at Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, PR8 2BZ.
19 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display at Denmead Show, Hambledon Road, Denmead, PO7 6NN. 10:00-16:00.
19 Southern Area Cactus Show and Mart: Sevenoaks Community Centre, Cramptons Road, Sevenoaks,TN14 5DN. 10:00-16:00. Further information from Dave Appleton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: Display at Poynton Show, Poynton Park, 220 Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1RQ. 10:00-17:00.
26-27 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Fuchsia Show and Gladiola Show, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow,G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
27-28 Havering Branch: Plant Sales at Harrow Lodge Show, Harrow Lodge Park, (off Hornchurch Road), Hornchurch, RM11 1JU. 11:00-18:00.
28 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display and Sales at Emsworth Show, Recreation Ground, Horndean Road, Emsworth, PO10 7PT. 10:30-17:00.
September
1-3 BCSS Judges' Course: Moulton College, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7RR. Details from Mal Weobley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1-3 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.
2 Havering Branch: Plant Sales at Orsett Show, Orsett Showground, Orsett, Grays, RM16 3JU. 12:00-17:00.
2 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display at Hayling Island Horticultural Show, Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0HB. 14:00-16:00.
8-10 ELK Conference: Blankenberg, Belgium. Details from David Rushforth: 01704 563849.
9 Littlehampton Branch: Cactus Classes & Plant Sales at Littlehampton Town Show & Family Fun Day, Rosemead Park, East Street, Littlehampton, BN17 6ED. 13:00-16:30.
9 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at Romsey Show, Broadlands Park, Romsey, SO51 9ZD. 09:00-17:30.
15-17 Cactus Explorers Weekend: Beaumont Hall, University of Leicester. Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
15-17 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.
23 Teesside Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Stokesley Show, The Showground, Helmsley Road, Stokesley, TS9 5JL. 09:30-16:30.
23-24 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
30 Portsmouth & District Branch Autumn Show: Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley, Waterlooville, 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.
October
1 Birmingham Branch Autumn Show: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 11:00-16:00.
1 Zone Representatives Meeting: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 11:00.
8 Exeter Branch Convention: Woodbury Village Hall, Flower Street, Woodbury, Exeter, EX5 1LX. 9:00-15:30. Speakers: Trevor Wray and Terry Smale. Tickets £15, including lunch. Details from Ian Woolnough: 01392 422147 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 Cambridge Branch Autumn Show: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ. 19:30-22:00. Details from Paul Hoxey (Show Secretary): 01223 503382 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14 North West Mesemb Show: St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. 10:30-16:00. Speaker: Dorothy Minors 'The magic of Mesembs at home and in habitat' (14:00). Details and schedules from Peter Bint: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14 Zone 6 Convention: Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 10:00-17:00. Speakers: Ernst van Jaarsveld & Ian Woolnough.
22 Bristol Branch Connie Hobbs Memorial Lecture: Cleeve Village Hall, Cleeve Hill Road, Cleeve, Bristol,BS49 4PH. 13:45-17:00. Speaker: Mark Preston 'Cacti in trees - whatever next?'. Tickets in advance.
December
2 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
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April
7 South East Cactus Mart,Swalecliffe and Chestfield Community centre,19 St Johns Road,Whitstable ,Kent CT6 2QU. Open 10.00 till 15.00. More info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
22 Zone 9 Convention: Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB.
June
2 Glasgow Branch Show: Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-16:00.
3 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
August
18 Zone 18 Show: Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-16:00