British Cactus & Succulent Society Sheffield Branch


Welcome to Sheffield BCSS

The objectives of the British Cactus & Succulent Society (BCSS) are to promote the study, conservation, propagation and cultivation of cacti and other succulent plants. Membership of the BCSS is currently about 3,000 and includes the whole range from novice window-sill growers to experts. Membership of the Society is open to all.

The Society was formed in 1983 by the amalgamation of the two major cactus and succulent societies in the UK, The National Cactus and Succulent Society (NCSS), and The Cactus and Succulent Society of Great Britain (CSSGB), both of which had long histories.

The Sheffield branch of the BCSS has been in existence since 1946 and is one of over 90 branches located throughout the United Kingdom. We have an active programme of local events supplemented by regional and national events across the country. We are a member of Zone 3 and are partnered with branches in Bradford, Bridlington, Hull, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

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We sell the BCSS information packs. Each pack contains comprehensive cultivation guidelines and a special membership form entitling you to £2 off your first years subscription. Info Packs cost £2.50.

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Next Meeting


All meetings and Shows/ Events are currently cancelled in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Further updates to follow. 

Table Show


Important Dates

Zoom Meeting

June 12th at 19:30 hrs

Gillian Evison will give a 1 hour presentation titled "Cultivation confessions of a cactus and succulent addict" 

This will take place on the BCSS Zoom server. Message for details or see our branch email newsletter. 


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