The Cactus and Succulent Society
Programme of events - 2018

Branch of the British Cactus & Society zone 17.

Venue:- National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin. Dublin. 9
Meetings for 2018 - usually the 2nd Thursday of each month @


We will be re-planting the Coulter glasshouse in the Dundalk Museum
this year and initial arrangements will be made shortly

Remember to bring appropriate plants each month

Thursday February 8th Some of my favourite plants and
how I grow them

Michael Harrington shows us his favourites.
Why not bring your favourites

Tylecodon paniculatus
Thursday March 8th

An Introduction of Trichocereus

Frank Keoghan will introduce us to this genus which consists of about thirty different columnar type plants that were clumped into the genus Echinopsis in 1974, creating what is now one of the largest collections of species yet clumped together. Many of them will tolerate below freezing temperatures


Mammillaria glassi v ascensionis
Thursday Aprill 12th Plant swop and sale - cacti & other succulents and their care and cultivation.
There will be a selection of Michael Harrington's cactus and succulents sale plants. Bring any spare plants that you have and swop them with other members. You can make more space or acquire more plants - or both!

May 10th

How to judge a show

The BCSS Handbook of Shows will be used and those in attendance will have an opportunity to judge a display of plants. Guidance will be given by qualified judges.

Arrangements for the Branch Show will also be discussed

Saturday June 9th

The Branch Show

The Doctor Stephen Ryan Memorial Cup will be presented for the first time.

(Details of time and venue etc to follow later)

Show 2016
Saturday July 14th

A visiting BCSS Speaker

Time and venue will be announced

Fockea edulis
Thursday August 9th A trip to a show or a collection - tba Strombocactus
Thursday September 13th

Lecture: An introduction to succulent plants

Also a swop and giveaway.

Anacampseros alstonii
Thursday October 11th


Frank Keoghan shares his encounters with high altitude cacti in north west Argentina.

Mammillaria guelzowiana

If you would like to contribute pictures or an article, please contact:

The Dublin and District Cactus and Succulent Society is a branch of the British Cactus and
Succulent Society and together with Northern Ireland Branch, forms Zone 17 of the Society.

This programme is as complete as possible at the moment. However, as in other years,
events will be organised as opportunities and the support for them arise.
All suggestions are welcomed by the Secretary.

Non-members are very welcome to visit our meetings.

If you haven't already done so, please let us have your e-mail address
just drop an e-mail to

Bring any plants in flower to the meetings: this helps with identification. Size is not important.

All visiting C&S enthusiast visiting Dublin are most welcome.
Offers of lectures/talk welcome.
Please grow all the plants that you can. There will be a number of occasions throughout the year
when your surplus can then be sold.

If you would like more information, please contact the Hon.Sec at :
'Phone 01-8423076. Mobile: 087-2308330