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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.

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March
15 Event Cancelled: Zone 15 Mini-convention: Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 12:00117:00.
28 Leeds Branch: Display and Sales at Pudsey Spring Show, United Reform Church, School Lane, Pudsey, LS28 8PN. 14:00-17:30.
April
4 Event Cancelled: South East Cactus Mart: Swalecliffe and Chestfield Community Centre, 19 St Johns Rd, Whitstable, CT6 2QU. 10:00-15:00. More info see BCSS Forum - News and Events Page or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19 Regrettably, following HM Government's advice today on non-essential travel and social gatherings, there is no alternative but to cancel this year's Zone 12 Convention.

Thank you for your support of the event and we hope to see you next year on 9th May 2021, when Peter Berresford will present 'Flowering Mexico'.

Zone 12 Convention: Crawley Horticultural Society Hall, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, RH11 7AJ. 12:00-17:00.

Speakers:

  • Graham Charles "Matucana in habitat and culture"
  • Alan Butler "Brookside in Spain".

Plant Sales : Plantlife, C&V Cacti, Desert Plants UK, Xerofolia. Tickets to include a buffet meal from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Graham Evans £10.  Limited to 60 delegates.

23-26 York Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Harrogate Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW. 09:30-17:30.
25 BCSS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Winstanley High School and Community College, Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 3BD. Details in March Journal.
  • Lecture 1: Joel Lode "The new taxonomy of Cactaceae and its limitations"
  • Lecture 2: Joel Lode "In Search of the Phoenix"
25-26 Chelmsford Branch: Display and Plant Sales at RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8RA. 10:00-17:00.
26 Event Cancelled: Zone 9 Convention: Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB. 10:00-17:00.

Speakers:

  • Tony Roberts "Gasterias in habitat and culture"
  • Ray Stephenson "QI of succulents"
  • Joel Lode "The plants adventure in the desert"
May
2 Event Postponed to 29th August: North West Cactus 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.
3 Mammillaria Society Annual Meeting: RHS Wisley, Clore Learning Centre, Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB. 10:00-16:00. Speakers: Keith and Kathy Flanagan "Mammillaria in cultivation".
7-10 Zone 9: Display at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW. 09:00-18:00.
9 Event Cancelled: Havering Cactus Mart: North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 3QJ. 10:00-15:00. 15 nurseries. £1 entry (children free).
9-10 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Orchid Fair, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00-17:00.
9-10 Southend-on-Sea Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Southend-on-Sea Parks Nursery Open Weekend, Wakering Road, Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, SS3 0PZ. 10:00-16:00.
10 Event Cancelled: Tephrocactus Study Group Annual Meeting: Coddington Village Hall, Main Street, Coddington, Newark, NG24 2PN. 10:30-16:00.

Speakers:

  • Paul Hoxey "Cumulopuntias of Peru - a splitter's view"
  • John Arnold "Plants in my collection"
  • John Betteley "The Alan Hill memorial collection"

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.

16 Event Cancelled: Cornwall Branch Annual Open Show and plant sales. Redruth School, Tolgus Vean, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1TA. 10.00am - 4.00pm. All welcome. For an entry form, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
15-17 Southend-on-Sea Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Hylands House Flower Show, Hylands House & Estate, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ. 10:00-17:00.
16 Fife Branch Show: Leven Parish Church Hall, Durie Street, Leven, KY8 4HA. 10:00-16:00.
16 Event Cancelled: High Wycombe Branch Show: Great Kingshill Village Hall, Missenden Road, Great Kingshill, HP15 6DR. 10:00-16:00.
17 Leeds Branch: Plant Sale at Pudsey Gardeners Shop, Parkfield Close, Pudsey, LS28 7RY. 10:00-14:00.
23 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
23-25 Lea Valley & Havering Branch Joint Show: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ. 12:00-17:00.
30 Event Cancelled: Bristol Joint Show (Bristol Branch and Bristol Cactus Society): Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS. 10:00-17:00.
30 Northern Cactus and Succulent Mart: Carlton WMC, Main St, Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW. 10:00-14:30.
June
6 Glasgow Branch Show: Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-16:00.
6 Event Cancelled: Gloucester Branch Show: Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB. 11:00-16:30.
6 Luton Branch Show: Pirton Village Hall, High Street, Pirton, Hitchin, SG5 3PS. 10:30-16:00.
6 Event Cancelled: Portsmouth & District Branch Summer Show: Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley, Waterlooville, PO7 5AU. 11:00-15:30. Schedules from Branch Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6 Southport Branch Show: Formby Luncheon Club, Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA. 11:00-16:00.
7 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. 10:00-17:00.
13 Bradford Branch Show: Woodbank Garden Centre, Harden Road, Harden, Bingley, BD16 1BE. 10:00-15:00. Details from Branch Secretary John Parker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
13 Event Cancelled: Croydon Branch Show: Sanderstead Methodist Church, 102 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, CR2 9EF. 10:45-15:30.
13 Southend-on-Sea Branch Show: Crowstone St George"s United Reformed Church Hall, 91 Crowstone Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8LH. 12:00-16:00.
14 Cambridge Branch Show: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ. 10:30-16:30.
20 Littlehampton Branch: Cactus Classes & Plant Sales at Yapton Cottage Gardeners' Summer Show, Yapton Village Hall, Yapton, Arundel, BN18 0ET. 14.00-16:30.
20 Event Cancelled: Portsmouth & District Branch 70th Anniversary Celebration: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road, Cosham, PO6 2QZ. Tickets £18, to include buffet lunch and light refreshments all day. Speakers: Tom Hart-Dyke, Gillian Evison and Graham Charles. Plus plant, book and pot sales. More details on Facebook.
20 South Wales Branch Show: Graig Community Centre, Caerphilly Rd, Bassaleg, Newport, NP10 8HZ. 10:00-16:00.
20 Wiltshire Branch Show: Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES. 11:00-15:30.
20-21 Sheffield Branch Show: Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 2LN. Saturday 12:00-17:00, Sunday 10:00-16:00.
20-21 Woking Branch: Display and Sales at Plant Society Show, RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB. Saturday 09:00-17:30, Sunday 09:00-17:00. Short presentation by Trevor Jackman both days.
26-28 Oxford Branch: Display and Sales at Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1UL. 10:00-17:00.
27 South West Cactus, Succulent & Exotic Plant Fair: Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD. 09:30-13:30. Free entry.
28 Leicester Branch: Display and Sales at Friends of Leicester Botanic Gardens Open Day, Leicester University Botanic Gardens, Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LD. 10:00-17:00.
July
4 Event Cancelled BCSS NATIONAL SHOW: Marshall Arena, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST. Sales 09:00-18:00, show 11:30-18:00.
8 Bradford Branch Auction: Saltaire Methodist Church Hall, Saltaire Road, Shipley, BD18 3HJ. 19:15.
18-19 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00-17:00.
18-19 Zone 15 Show: Exhibition Hall, RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8RA. 10:00-17:00.
19 Event Cancelled: Edenbridge Branch Show: Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 6RP. 11:00-15:45. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
22-26 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: Display at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, National Plant Societies Marquee, Showground, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN. 10:00-17:00. RHS only on Wednesday.
25 Teesside Branch Show: Cleveland Show, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR. 09:30-16:30.
28-30 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at New Forest Show, New Park, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH. 09:00-18:00.
August
1 Oxford Branch & Mammillaria Society Show: Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, OX12 7LB. 10:00-15:30.
5-9 Zone 15: Display and Plant Sales at RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show, RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8RA. 10:00-17:00. Not free to BCSS members, but free to RHS members.
7-8 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.tauntonfs.co.uk
9 Zone 1 Show: Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, NE64 6DB. 10:00-16:00.
15 Event Cancelled: Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: Display and Sales at Disley Show, Jacksons Edge Road, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2JR. 12:00-17:00.
15 North Fylde Branch: Display, Plant Sales and Competitive Classes at Thornton Cleveleys Horticultural Society Flower, Arts & Crafts Show, Millfield Science & Performing Arts College, Belvedere Road, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 5DG. 13:00-18:00.
15 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display and Sales at Denmead Summer Horticultural Village Show, All Saints Church Hall and grounds, Hambledon Road, Denmead, PO7 6NN. 11:00-17:00. 20-23 Southport Branch: Display at Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, PR8 2BZ.
21-23 Cactus Explorers Weekend: Convention Centre, University of Leicester. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
22 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.
22 Lincoln Branch Show: North Hykeham Memorial Hall, 317 Newark Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9RY. 11:00-15:30.
29 Event Cancelled: Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch Show: at Poynton Show, Poynton Park, South Park Drive, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1BS. 10:00-17:00.
29-30 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Fuchsia Show, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00-17:00.
31 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display and Sales at Emsworth Show, The New Life Christian Church, 134 Main Road (entrance via Thorney Road), Emsworth, PO10 8BN. 10:30-17:00.
September
5 Leeds Branch: Display and Sales at Pudsey Summer Show, United Reform Church, School Lane, Pudsey, LS28 8PN. 14:00-17:30.
6 Event Cancelled: Zone 6 Convention: The Hamilton Centre, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. Speakers include Andreas Hofacker "Cacti in Brazil".
11-13 ELK Conference: Blankenberg, Belgium. Details from David Rushforth: 01704 563849.
12 Southampton & District Branch: Display and Sales at Romsey Show, Broadlands Park, Romsey, SO51 9ZD. 09:00-18:00.
18-20 York Branch Show: at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW. 09:30-17:30. Further details from Show Secretary David Fair: 01904 705207.
19 Teesside Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Stokesley Show, The Showground, Helmsley Road, Stokesley, TS9 5JL. 09:30-16:30.
26 Mesemb Study Group Event: Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3AJ. See details in MSG Bulletin or contact Suzanne Mace: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26 Portsmouth & District Branch Autumn Show: Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley, Waterlooville, PO7 5AU. 11:00-15:30. Schedules from Branch Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26-27 Glasgow Branch: Display and Sales at Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE. Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00-17:00.
October
4 Birmingham Branch Autumn Show: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 11:00-16:00.
4 Zone Representatives Meeting: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 11:00.
10 North West Mesemb Show: St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. 10:15-15:45. Details and schedules from Peter Bint: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 Nottingham Branch Convention: Wollaton Community Centre, Harrow Road, Nottingham, NG8 1FG. Speakers: Graham Charles, Bob Potter and one more. Admission by ticket only, £15 with lunch. Details from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 Exeter Branch Convention: Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exeter, EX8 5JY. 9:00-17:00. Speakers: Ian Woolnough and Paul Spracklin. Tickets including lunch. Details from Branch Secretary.
14 Cambridge Branch Autumn Show: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ. 19:30-22:00.
18 Bristol Branch Connie Hobbs Memorial Lecture: Cleeve Village Hall, Cleeve Hill Road, Cleeve, Bristol, BS49 4PH. 14:00-17:30. Speaker: Vicky Davies "Ex-situ conservation of Cactaceae in the UK". Tickets in advance from Bristol branch secretary.
24 Zone 3 Rally: Carlton WMC, Main St, Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW. 09:00-17:00.
December
5 BCSS Board of Trustees Meeting: Newport Pagnell. 11:00.

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September 2021
5 Provisional date for Zone 6 Convention: Brunel University, W London