Last date for entries: 13 September 2021

Winners to be shown via Facebook on 25 September 2021

Given how successful the Virtual National Show was last year, we decided to hold two this year. The Spring Virtual Show featured mainly cacti, and the Autumn Virtual Show includes more succulents other than cacti. Entries and results will again be shown and linked to a forthcoming Journal. Entries will be judged by Gareth Darbon. Entries to be submitted and the file size should not exceed 5MB. The entries should list plant name, class entered, the file name and entrant for each entry. WeTransfer files can also be sent to this email address containing multiple entries.


The rules of the show:

  1. All plants submitted should be the bona fide property of the exhibitor.
  2. All entries will be judged in accordance to 10th edition of the Handbook of Shows.
  3. All entries should be exhibited against a plain background if possible.
  4. The same plant may not be entered in more than one class.
  5. Unless specified pots should contain only one plant.
  6. Exhibitors may enter up to 2 entries per class.
  7. Plants should be photographed with a ruler for scale (optional).
  8. A novice is described as a person who has never won a first prize at a BCSS Open or Virtual show.
  9. A junior is a person under the age of 18.
  10. All pictures must have been taken in 2020 or 2021.

The schedule:

  1. Cactus – one plant. Unlimited pot size.
  2. Cactus – one plant. Maximum pot size 30cm.
  3. Cacti – three plants. Maximum pot size 30cm.
  4. Succulent – one plant. Unlimited pot size.
  5. Succulent – one plant. Maximum pot size 30cm.
  6. Succulents – three plants. Maximum pot size 30cm.
  7. Lithops subgroup – one bowl containing multiple plants. Maximum pot size 30cm
    (to include Dinteranthus, Lapidaria and Lithops).
  8. Mesembryanthemum group – one plant. Maximum pot size 30cm (too many
    genera to list).
  9. Haworthia or Gasteria group – one plant. Maximum pot size 30cm
    (to include Apicra, Astroloba, Gasteria, Haworthia, Haworthiopsis, Poellnitzia,
    and Tulista).
  10. Crassulaceae group, Adromischus subgroup – one plant. Maximum pot size
    30cm (to include, Adromischus, Bryophyllum, Cotyledon, Kalanchoe, Kitchingia
    and Tylecodon)
  11. Crassulaceae group excluding plants in class 10 – one plant. Maximum pot size
    30cm (to include Aeonium, Afrovivella, Aichryson, Altamiranoa, Chiastophyllum,
    Crassula, Cremnophila, Diamorpha, Dudleya, Echeveria, Globulea, Gormania,
    Graptopetalum, Greenovia, Hasseanthus, Hylotelephium, Jovibarba, Kungia,
    Lenophyllum, Meterostachys, Monanthes, Mucizonia, Oliveranthus, Orostachys,
    Pachyphytum, Petrosedum, Phedimus, Pistorinia, Prometheum, Pseudosedum,
    Rhodiola, Rochea, Rosularia, Sedum, Sempervivella, Sempervivum,
    Sinocrassula, Stylophyllum, Tacitus, Thompsonella, Tillaea, Umbilicus, Urbinia,
    Vauanthes and Villadia.
  12. Succulent in flower – one plant judged for floral effect. Maximum pot size 30cm.
  13. Cristate, monstrose or variegated succulent – one plant. Maximum pot size 30cm.
  14. Succulent – one plant shown by a novice or junior. Maximum pot size 30cm.
  15. Succulents – three plants shown by a novice or junior. Maximum pot size 30cm.


Most points in open section: Selection of books
Best entry: Original Joyce Cocozza print
Most points in novice/junior section: Tour of classes at the 2022
National Show with a judge, or a book on cultivation.

Participants will allow their photographs to be used by the BCSS to promote the Society and the virtual shows. The photographer will retain copyright and will be acknowledged.

PDF of Schedule