& Succulent
Portsmouth & District


Welcome to Portsmouth & District BCSS

Welcome to the Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

Last year we celebrated out 65th Anniversary - a great occasion, which was very much enjoyed by everyone. See some pictures on our news page.

We meet at St. Colman's Church Hall, St. Colman's Avenue, Cosham, usually on the third Saturday of each month. See our contact page for more details of how to find us.

We have a full list of our 2016 meetings on our meetings page. These usually consist of a visiting speaker, who might give a practical demonstration, such as how to graft a plant or how to deal with pests or ailing plants or, aided by colourful slides, talks to us on any number of possible subjects. You can travel around the world without having to leave your chair, seeing examples of wonderful cacti and succulents in their natural habitat.

Halfway through the evening, refreshments are served which also gives you a chance to browse through the many sales plants on offer (members bring plants for sale against a small commission to Branch funds) and take part in the raffle. You can also enter our monthly table show competition.

We also hold two Branch Shows each year, and we have more details of these on our Annual Shows page.

A monthly Newsletter is produced by the Branch and is free to all who attend. This is a chatty publication, full of news, views and information. If you are unable to come to all the meetings and wish to receive the Newsletter, this will be sent to you on receipt of the postage.

We are a very friendly Branch and extend a warm welcome to both new members and visitors alike. Whether you have just one or two plants on your windowsill, or a greenhouse full, here you have the chance to talk to other cactus and succulent enthusiasts and learn more about these fascinating plants. Why not come along one evening to meet us.