British Cactus and Succulent Society
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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 Arrowzone map.

We are delighted to announce that a new Branch is soon to be formed. The Branch will be known as Rother Valley, and the meetings will be held in Sedlescombe, starting in March 2019. For more details see the link in the right hand column.

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 Arrowconvention page.

Sussex has always been a good place to grow cacti and has been home to some major collections. See our ArrowHistory 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

ArrowBrighton and Hove


ArrowRother Valley


Zone representative
Mr Graham Evans
Tel 01424 755690
Email ArrowGraham Evans

2019 Events

Zone 12 Convention

Sunday 12 May


Paul Hoxey
Ray Stephenson

ArrowFurther details

Zone 12 now has a Facebook page. To keep up to date with news and events, or to share stories or ask questions please go to ArrowSussex Cacti and Succulents.

Charity No 290786 – a charity registered in England and Wales