Welcome to the Sussex Region of The British Cactus and Succulent Society

The BCSS is a National Society formed to promote interest in and enjoyment of cacti and succulents. It is organised into a number of geographical regions and there are currently two Branches in Sussex, see our zone map.

The newest Branch is Rother Valley, which is the first new Branch of the BCSS to open in over a decade. For more details see the link to the Branch's website.

As well as regular meetings the Zone organises visits to places of interest, nurseries and some of the excellent private collections which are found in the area.

We have also been exploring the possibilities of arranging meetings at different locations throughout the Zone, intended to encourage less experienced growers to attend.

Each year we hold a Zone 12 Convention and for details of this year's Convention see our convention page.

Sussex has always been a good place to grow cacti and has been home to some major collections. See our history page for more information on the BCSS in Sussex.

You will always be welcome at any Branch meetings. If you can get to any of our venues please come and join us.

Zone 12 Branches

Brighton and Hove

Rother Valley


Zone representative

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