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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 Email Mark Faint to make additions or alterations.[Last Updated:16th August 2022]

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CACTUS WORLD Live

THE NATIONAL SHOW - Saturday 3rd September

George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, Newark County Show Ground NG24 2NY - 0900 - 1700

ALL THE BEST PLANTS IN THE UK ON DISPLAY

148 Competitive sponsored class - all the leading traders and some new independents sellers will be in attendance

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April
10 A cactus and succulent day to celebrate the life of Gordon Rowley: Hilltop Centre, RHS Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB. 10:00 - 17:00. Speakers: Graham Charles 'Matucana and Oroya in Peru' and Colin Walker 'Succulent daisies'. Details from: alice.vanden.bon@gmail.com or kflanagan254@btinternet.com
23 Chelmsford Branch Cactus Mart & recruitment drive: Rawreth New Village Hall, Church Street, Rawreth, Wickford, SS11 8SH. 10:00 - 17:00.
23 Spalding Branch Cactus Mart: Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, Holbeach, PE12 7DE. 10:00 - 15:00. Free admission and parking. Contact Gerry Blacoe: 01778 393226 or geraldblacoe@gmail.com
30 BCSS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: via Zoom. 14:30 £6:00. Details in March Journal.
May
7 North West Cactus Mart: St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. 10:30 - 14:00. Details from Peter Bint: peter@bint.myzen.co.uk
7-8 BCSS Showing and Judging Weekend: Details from Bill Darbon: william.darbon77@btinternet.com
14 Havering Cactus Mart: North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 3QJ. 10:30 - 16:00.
21 Bromley Branch Show: Anthony Roper Primary School, High Street, Eynsford, Dartford, DA4 0AA. 10:30 - 15:30. Details from: michaelpartridge76@gmail.com or Mick Cotter: 0208 290 5776.
22 Hull Branch: Display at Thwaite Botanic Gardens, Cottingham, Hull, HU16 4QX. 11:00 16:00.
28 Bristol Joint Show (Bristol Branch and Bristol Cactus Society): Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS. 10:30 - 17:00.
June
4 Portsmouth & District Branch Summer Show: Christ Church Portsdown, London Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3NB. 11:00 - 15:30. Schedules from Show Secretary Carrie Hands: hands.c@me.com
11 Oxford Branch & Mammillaria Society Show: Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, OX12 7LB. 11:00 16:00.
12 Northumbria Branch Show: Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, NE64 6DB. 10:00 - 17:00.
18 Bradford Branch Show: Woodbank Garden Centre, Harden Road, Harden, Bingley, BD16 1BE. 10:30 £15:00. Details from Branch Secretary Tracey Marshall: bradfordcacti@gmail.com
18 Wiltshire Branch Show: Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES. 11:00 - 15:30.
18-19 Chelmsford Branch: Display and Plant Sales at RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET. 10:00 - 17:00. Free to RHS & BCSS members (with membership card).
24-26 Oxford Branch: Display and Sales at Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1UL. 10:00 - 17:00.
25 Hull Branch: Display and Sales at Wassand Plant Fair, Wassand Hall, Seaton, Hull, HU16 4QX. 10:30 £16:30.
25 South West Cactus, Succulent & Exotic Plant Fair: Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD. 09:30 - 13:30.
July
20-24 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: Display at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, Floral Marquee, Showground, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN. 10:00 - 18:30, except Sunday 10:00 - 17:00. RHS only on Wednesday.
23 Croydon Branch Show: Sanderstead Methodist Church, 102 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, CR2 9EF. 10:45 - 15:30.
23 Event Cancelled: Gloucester Branch Show: Norton Village Hall, Old Tewkesbury Road, Norton, Gloucester, GL2 9LJ. 11:00-16:00
24 Zone 6 Convention: The Hamilton Centre, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. 10:00 - 17:00. Three presentations. Tickets in advance including buffet lunch via Harrow Branch, see the BCSS Forum for details.
August
3-7 Chelmsford Branch: Display and Plant Sales at RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show, RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET. 10:00 - 17:00. Not free to BCSS members, but free to RHS members.
6 Bristol Cactus Society Tom Mogg Memorial Meeting: William Slatter Room, Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS. 14:30 - 17:00. Speaker: Graham Charles 'Matucanas in habitat and culture'. £3.00 entry for non-Bristol Cactus Society members.
12-14 Cactus Explorers Weekend: Leicester Conference Centre. Details: graham.charles@btinternet.com
20 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch: Display and Sales at Disley & Lyme Show, Disley Amalgamated Sports Club, Jacksons Edge Road, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2JR. 12:00 - 17:00.
20 Portsmouth & District Branch: Display and Sales at Denmead Horticultural Show, All Saints Church Hall and grounds, Hambledon Road, Denmead, PO7 6NN. 11:00 - 16:30.
27 Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch Show: at Poynton Horticultural & Agricultural Show, Poynton Park, 220 Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1RQ. 10:00 - 17:00.
29 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
3 BCSS NATIONAL SHOW: George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, Newark County Showground, Newark, NG24 2NY. Sales 09:00 £17:00, show 11:00 - 17:00. Tickets available from: https://tinyurl.com/BCSS-Show Contacts: hazeltaylorcs@outlook.com or g_darbon@yahoo.com
9-11 ELK Conference: Blankenberg, Belgium. Details from Ian Woolnough: ianneilwoolnough@gmail.com
17 Teesside Branch: Display and Plant Sales at Stokesley Show, The Showground, Helmsley Road, Stokesley, TS9 5JL. 09:30 - 16:30.
24 Portsmouth & District Branch Autumn Show: Christ Church Portsdown, London Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3NB. 11:00 - 15:30. Schedules from Show Secretary Carrie Hands: hands.c@me.com
October
2 Birmingham Branch & Haworthia Society Show: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 11:00 - 16:00.
8 North West Mesemb Show: St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. 10:00 - 15:00. Details and schedules from Peter Bint: peter@bint.myzen.co.uk
14-16 Haworthia Convention: Leicester. Speakers: Ernst van Jaarsveld (SA), Karen Zimmerman (USA) and two from Europe.
23 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 the Cactaceae in the UK'. Tickets include buffet tea.
29 Zone 3 Rally: Carlton Social Club, Main St, Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW. 09:30 - 17:00. Speakers: Ray Stephenson, Cliff Thompson and Trevor Wray.

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April 2023
1 South West Succulent Plant Spring Fair: Portishead Youth Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DD. 9.30-1.30
22

15th Spalding Cactus Mart

will be held on

Saturday 22nd April 2023
10.00 am to 3.00 pm

at Holbeach Community Centre,
Fishpond Lane,
Holbeach, Lincs, PE12 7DE


Up to 15 leading nurseries and growers
will be participating

We look forward to seeing
you there

Free admission and ample free parking
Refreshments available all day

Contact: Gerry Blacoe
01778 393226
or email:
geraldblacoe@gmail.com

29 BCSS AGM Leicester - Ruth James
May 2023
13 BCSS potential event at RHS Wisley - Bill Darbon/Ruth James
29 Bristol Joint Show (Bristol Branch and Bristol Cactus Society): Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS. - (Diane Tripp)
June 2023
3 Portsmouth & District Branch Summer Show: Christ Church Portsdown, London Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3NB. Schedules from Show Secretary Carrie Hands: hands.c@me.com
17 Wiltshire Branch Show: Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES. - Derek May
July 2023
29 Northern Cactus and Succulent Mart, 10am to 2.30pm, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0QL, Saturday 29 July 2023. Contact Peter Smith: smipt6@aol.com for details.