Welcome to the Portsmouth and District Branch of the BCSS

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.

We meet at Christ Church Hall, London Road, Cosham usually on the third Saturday of each month. See our contact us page for more details of how to find us.

We have a full list of our meetings on our events 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, might talk 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. We also hold a table show at each of our regular meetings.

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.

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 now on Facebook and Instagram so please visit our pages for up-to-date information, news and pictures of our plants.

Why not come along one evening to meet us.