Monthly Meetings

We meet on the second Friday of the month (unless indicated otherwise) and our programme is as follows.

Please see our contact us page for more information about the venue and directions.

Venue: Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S11 8YL.

12-Jan-24 1) Random Shots in the Greenhouse & 2) Stemless Mesembs Horace Kennewell, BCSS Library Some Sheffield Branch history, as well as many well grown plants to see
09-Feb-24 1) Growing from seed & 2) Succulent Question Time 1) Mike Thewles 2) Sheffield expert panel 1) Advice on growing C & S from seed, with free seed to start you off. 2) Bring any plant for which you don’t know the name, or want cultivation advice – can our expert panel give you an answer?
08-Mar-24 Hardy Succulents Ray Stephenson Ray organises the Sedum Society, and holds the Sedum National Collection, but his knowledge extends well beyond Sedums.
12-Apr-24 Cleistocactus Martin Lowry We welcome back Martin from Macclesfield, always a popular speaker, to learn about these South American columnar cacti
10-May-24 Texas and Big Bend Les Pearcy From nearby Matlock, Les organises the Sedum Society Seed Distribution, but tonight will be concentrating not on Sedums but on cacti
01-Jun-24 Sheffield Annual Show, incorporating Mammillaria Society Show At the Dorothy Fox Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 12md to 5pm; free entry; plant sales. See below for schedule and entry form. Closing date 26th May
02-Jun-24 Sheffield Annual Show, incorporating Mammillaria Society Show At the Dorothy Fox Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 10am to 4pm; free entry; plant sales
14-Jun-24 Where do we start? Cactus & Succulent basics Mike Thewles Cactus or succulent – what’s the difference? All you need to know to get started growing these amazing plants, together with advice for the experienced grower
12-Jul-24 Bring & Buy Auction Any plants that you no longer have room for? Spares? Bring them along and get something new instead. Proceeds to Sheffield Branch
09-Aug-24 Lithops:home, diversity and beauty of living stones Harald Jainta A great chance to hear an internationally renowned expert. Harald, from Quickborn, Germany, is the author of the recently published ‘Wild Lithops’
13-Sep-24 My affection for Agaves Bryan Doherty We welcome Bryan from Stockport to find out more about those striking plants, Agaves
!1- Oct 24 Remembering Colin Norton Bob Hall
08-Nov-24 Canary Islands Elizabeth Maddock As a change from winning Gold Medal at RHS Tatton Park, Elizabeth will take us on a succulent trip to the Canaries
13-Dec-24 AGM followed by Branch Social & Quiz AGM, social, with a quiz on cacti, succulents – and allsorts: win your 2025 BCSS membership fee

2024 Sheffield Show Schedule
2024 Sheffield Show Entry Form XLS (updated 16/05/24)

2024 Entry form PDF