At our next meeting, to be held on Tuesday 7th January, we will have a members evening , with a series of short talks from Branch members. This usually proves to be one of the more interesting of our meetings during the year, due to the variety to topics covered.
Don't forget to bring some plants along to support the Table Show classes. Cactus classes at this meeting are Echinocactus Group (cacti) and Aloe Group (succulents). We shall also have the regular monthly class for Flowering Plant (cactus or succulent). Full details of pot size limits etc can be found elsewhere on this website or on the printed programme.
Each monthly meeting starts at 7:30pm
and finishes at 10:00pm, with a break for refreshments. The meetings generally
consist of a speaker and slide show, or a practical demonstration or talk.
A good selection of plants are available for purchase, and there is also an extensive
library of books which can be borrowed on a monthly basis.
There is also a table show, where members bring along plants from a nominated category
|7th Jan||Members' Mini Talks - a number of short talks by branch members||Echinocactus Group, Aloe Group, Plant in Flower|
|4th Feb||What I Did Last Winter (Paul Klaassen)||Echinopsis Group, Crassulaceae Group, Plant in Flower|
|3rd Mar||A Trip to North-West Argentina (Hazel Taylor)||Opuntia Group, Agave Group, Plant in Flower|
|7th Apr||A Tour of Continental Nurseries & Collections (Stuart Riley)||Rebutia Group, Haworthia Group, Plant in Flower|
|5th May||Cultivation & Propagation Workshop - with demonstrations and discussions|| |
|9th May||Branch visit to Havering Cactus Mart North, North Romford RM5 3QJ|
|2nd Jun||South-West USA (Martin Edwards)||Parodia Group, Euphorbia Group, Plant in Flower|
|6th Jun||Portsmouth Branch Summer Show Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley PO6 3NB|
|4th Jul||Branch visit to BCSS National Show Milton Keynes Arena, Stadium Way MK1 1ST|
|7th Jul||Haworthia & Gasteria (Terry Smale)||Gymnocalycium Group, Gasteria Group, Plant in Flower|
|28Jul-30Jul||Display / Plant Sales @ New Forest Show, Brockenhurst||9am - 6pm|
|1st Aug||Branch visit to Oxford Branch Show - Old Mill Hall, Grove, Wantage OX12 7LB|
|4th Aug||Plant Focus Evening – Agave & Parodia/Notocactus|| |
|1st Sep||Epiphytes Aren't Just For Christmas (Mark Preston)||Mammillaria Group, Mesemb Group (exc Lithops), Plant in Flower|
|12th Sep||Display / Plant Sales @ Romsey Show, Broadlands||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|26th Sep||Portsmouth Branch Autumn Show Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley PO6 3NB|
|6th Oct||Mesembs in Habitat (Alice Vanden Bon)||Echinocereus Group, Lithops Subgroup, Plant in Flower|
|3rd Nov||Highlights, People & Plants at the 2020 BCSS National Show||Cactus - 3 plants, Succulents - 3 plants, Plant in Flower|
|1st Dec||Annual General Meeting, followed by Christmas Social|
|Regular Meetings (@ St James)|
|Shows, Displays and other Events|
|Note: Amendments are very rare, but if they are necessary, they will be posted on this website. If travelling from a distance, please check here (or with the secretary) a day or two before the event.|
|Monthly Table Show||The Table Show is held at most branch meetings, see table above for details of the eligible cactus and succulent classes for each month. The classes are divided into Open Section (unlimited pot size),
Intermediate Section (4.5in pot size limit) and Novice Section (3.5in pot size limit). For every table show, there is also a class for Any cactus or succulent plant in flower (unlimited pot size).
Members can enter multiple entries in a class, if they wish. The novice classes are open to all branch members who have not previously won the Novice Section.
The classes will be judged according to the 10th edition of the BCSS Handbook of Shows. The decision of the judge will be final.
Trophies will be awarded at the end of the year to the persons gaining the most points over the year in the different classes. In addition, the Ladies Cup will be awarded to the lady member gaining the most points across all classes during the year.
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British Cactus and Succulent Society Calendar of Events.