Discover the beauty of cacti and other succulents with the BCSS! Whether you are an expert grower or a novice – or are just thinking of starting up the hobby – the Society will guide you all the way.
With over 80 branches throughout the UK meeting monthly you will have the opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and to learn more about growing these amazing plants. CactusWorld, the Society’s beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine is just one of the many benefits that members receive. It contains articles about new species, plants in the wild, cultivation techniques and, of course, what the Society’s many branches and members are up to.
This website offers a wealth of information about the Society – including how to join – and is your gateway to the wonderful world of cacti and other succulents.
Check out the branch, regional and national events in your area.
With over 80 branches throughout the country there is bound to be one near you.
20 August 2016 make a date for the cactus & succulent event of the year!
If you're having plant problems, need an ID, want to discuss cultivation, or see wonderful travelogues from round the world then please don't hesitate to visit the forum.
The 2015-2016 members seed list is out and full of interesting new additions to your collection.
Since 1993 the BCSS has supported projects designed to aid the conservation of cacti and succulents. Through the generous contribution of its members grants have been given to researchers around the world.
This beautiful plant was first described in 1950 by Alexander in the journal of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, when he created the new genus Cryptocereus to accommodate it.