Welcome to the York Branch of the British Cacti and Succulent Society

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We are a friendly group of people that are very enthusiastic about cacti and succulents; cultivation, species variation, ecotypes, natural habitats. We meet every fourth Tuesday in the month, 7:30 pm, at West Thorpe Methodist Church, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2PN, which has ample parking. Come and join us, new members are always very welcome.

The British Cactus & Succulent Society (BCSS) has over 90 Branches in the UK, including the York Branch. The objectives of the Society are to promote the study, conservation, propagation and cultivation of cacti and other succulent plants. Membership of the Society is open to all. Our meetings typically involve a presentation on a recent trip to see plants in habitat, speakers describing their own collections or cultivation techniques along with quizzes, raffles, tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits. We also often have plant sales and small displays of plants at these meetings. You are welcome to bring plants for everyone to see and talk about- we aim to bring one cactus and one succulent to each meeting (there is no pot limit). There is ample car parking at the meeting hall, so transporting plants should not be a problem. For details see our Branch Programme and Events list. The branch also has a library of wonderful books freely available to York BCSS members and our Branch Photo Gallery contains pictures of cacti and succulents, recent trips and events.

For more information contact our Branch Secretary:

Mr John Galvin, Tel. 01904 704829, email johng7834@sky.com

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