Meetings 2018

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month (unless indicated otherwise) and our 2018 programme is as follows:

No meeting

Tuesday 20 February

Heidelberg, plus new introductions (1965)
F. Horwood. Digital talk.

Tuesday 20 March

Spring has sprung (with plants) – John Watmough

Tuesday 3 April

A visit to Cannington Walled Gardens, Bridgwater, TA5 2LS (11.00am)
Entry will be approx £6. One of our members, Jayne Alcock, is in charge of the arid plants glasshouse, and the Head Gardener, Aymeric Huguerre, will welcome us on site.

Tuesday 17 April

The threatened cacti of Brazil – Paul Klaassen

Sunday 22 April

Zone 9 Convention, Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB (10.00am–5.00pm)
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Tuesday 15 May

A talk with slides and plants discussing her view of arid plants – Lauren Tobia
Lauren runs Little Green, selling houseplants and cacti in Bristol, and is a recent Branch member

Saturday 26 May

The Bristol Joint Cactus and Succulent Show
Filton Community Centre
Bristol BS34 7PS

Tuesday 19 June

USA 2015 – Ian Woolnough

Saturday 30 June

Our 7th Annual South West Cactus Mart
Portishead Youth Centre, BS20 7DD
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Saturday 21 July

Fish and chip supper at Tony Irons, 17 White Lodge Park, Portishead, BS20 7HH
Arrive at 7.00pm when your orders will be taken

Tuesday 18 September

Life of plants and gardens – Ian Thwaites

Sunday 14 October

The Connie Hobbs Memorial Lecture
Cleeve Village Hall, Cleeve, BS49 4PG
Mexican highlights – Ian Woolnough

Tuesday 16 October

How to display plants – Sam Chorley and Tya Shannon
Sam Chorley owns SC Knits which produces attractive pot hangers in twine, wool and rafia.
Tya Shannon is the owner of Wild Leaf Bristol, selling houseplants and cacti

Tuesday 20 November

The early history of Mammillarias, part 2 – David Traish

Tuesday 18 December

AGM Followed by a new quiz and Christmas fare



Filton Community Centre
Elm Park
BS34 7PS


3rd Tuesday of the month (unless indicated otherwise)


7.30pm start

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