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of the

British Cactus and Succulent Society

Charity number 290786

A charity registered in England and Wales

Hello, thank you for visiting this site.

Are you fascinated by cacti and succulents?

Have you ever wondered how you can flower

your favourites, when to water them, what kind

of compost to use, where to acquire more at

sensible prices or even free?

If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes,

have you ever thought of joining the

British Cactus and Succulent Society?

We at the Leicester Branch would be delighted

to welcome you to our meetings.


First Wednesday of each month

at Winstanley Community College, Leicester  LE3 3BD

Telephone: 0116 2898713

7.15 for 7.30 pm

Visitors are always welcome


Click here for directions to Winstanley C.C. and site map.


Programme for 2016


6th January

Madagascar part 2 & The Caribbean revisited

Alan & Tony



Table show: Alan Brown



3rd February

Lithops in my greenhouse & in habitat

Roy Earle



Table show: Tony Morris


2nd March

How to improve your collection

- Seed Raising

Tony Irons



Table show: Mark Brooksby



6th April

Off the beaten track pt.1:                           South Africa - Kruger N.P. & Blyde River.

Rodney Sims



Table show: Brian Mudford



4th May

Ariocarpus in the flesh & in the frame

Costas Papathanasiou



Table show: Derrick Jackson


1st June

Mexico - Guanajuato to Chihuahua

Chris Davies



Table show: Alan Brown



6th July

What I did last winter

Paul Klaassen



Table show: Tony Morris


7th August

(Sunday) Mark Brooksby’s Greenhouse open day



7th September


Peru 2014


David Kirkbright



Table show: Alan Brown



5th October

AGM (Starts at 7 pm) followed by:




The joy of Urban Botany – or why the countryside is boring

Dr. Geoffrey Hall



Table show: Mark Brooksby



2nd November

Bacon & Haworthias

Dorothy Minors



Table show: Tony Morris



2nd December

Christmas Social




Table show: Brian Phipps



Important dates for your 2016 diary


Sat 2nd April


Zone 6 Convention (Luton Branch)



 Sat 9th April

BCSS AGM at Winstanley Community College, Leicester


Sun 3rd July

Leicester Branch Exhibition and Plant sale





10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Friends of Leicester University Botanic Gardens Open Day

Sun 7th Aug

Open Greenhouse at Mark Brooksby, Markfield



Sat 20th Aug



Wed 7th Oct


National Show at Wood Green Animal Shelter,

Godmanchester, Cambs. PE29 2NH


Leicester Branch AGM ( starts at 7.00 pm)





If you require further information, please ring our Secretary,

Marion Brown on 0116 279 2559



The main BCSS page has a form to fill in to request

a membership leaflet if you are interested.


Links to other sites which may be of interest

British Cactus and Succulent SocietyAriocarpus siteThe Mesemb Study Group

image013.jpgThe Haworthia SocietyThe Succulent Plant Page

Garden ForumSucculent Tissue CultureAloe Studies



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Last Revised: 7th December 2015