Monthly meetings

 

Our branch is one of the largest and fastest growing branches of the BCSS in the country. Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month from September to June at 7.30pm in the Hopkirk Building, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow. The entry gate on Queen Margaret Drive is open from 7.00 till 7.25pm only. Come and join us – visitors welcome!

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2017

February 2

AGM and plant auction
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera G – H

March 2
Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, ‘Arid plants’ by Gunnar Ovstebo
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera I – L

March 30
Mini talk – Year of the triffids by Stewart Thomson and a photo discussion
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera M – N

April 6
NO MEETING

April 20
Zone Tour – CANCELLED

May 4
Slides of the late Keith Grantham
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera T – Z

June 1
Namibia by Ian Thwaites
p.o.m One flowering cactus and one flowering succulent

June 5
Show in the Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Judge – Mr Ian Thwaites

September 7

Beginners’ Talk and Windowsill Growing by Patricia Baird and Hamish McKelvie
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera B – D

October 5

Table Show

November 2

Lithops and Conophytum by Brian McDonough
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera Mammillaria / Mesembryanthemum Group

December 7

Social evening

2018

January 11

Problem Plants (Everyone to bring a problem plant.)
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera M – N

February 1

AGM and Plant auction
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera O – R

March 1

Quiz and Mini Talk  – Succulent Families by Ray Stephenson
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera E – F

April 5

Slides by Keith Grantham – South-west USA Part 3
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera G – I

April 19

Zone Tour (to be confirmed)
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera J – L

May 3

They don’t have to be rare by David Slade
p.o.m Cactus and succulent genera S – T

May 31 (note earlier date)

Small Opuntiads by Tony Roberts
p.o.m One flowering cactus / one flowering succulent

June 2

Annual Branch Show and sale, Kibble Palace, Botanic Gardens. Judge Tony Roberts

Please note plant of the month (p.o.m.) is restricted to pots not over 10cms/4 inches.