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If you have an interest in these fantastic and fascinating plants and want to receive 4 full colour journals a year, meet like minded people at branches, shows and conventions, swap plants and information then why not join the society. More......

Aloes book Front Cover

A Gallery of Agaves by John Pilbeam. More....

Cool Cactus & Super Succulents - Junior Website

Cool Cactus Dude

Journal & Bradleya

Many back issues are available from the shop

Bradleya Vol. 1-31 Index (PDF file)

The Forum

If you're having plant problems, need an id, want to discuss cultivation, or see wonderful travelogues from round the world then please don't hesitate to visit the forum.

2017 Judges Course



"If you have discovered the wonder and beauty of growing cacti or succulents, this site and this Society is the gateway for you to expand your collection and knowledge and join the enthusiastic throng of members who share your delight. With over 80 branches throughout the UK which meet monthly, you have the opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn more about growing these wonderful plants. A quarterly, beautifully illustrated magazine devoted to these plants will bring you information by way of articles about their occurrence in the wild and their needs in cultivation to enable you to grow them and reap the rewards of the glory of their flowers. Read on...... "

2016 Calendar available now


Cacti and Succulents of Baja California by John Pilbeam


For more information and to buy please visit our shop.


Cultivation LeafletsCult leaflet

Want to learn more about these fascinating plants and how to grow them then you need a set of our full colour cultivation leaflets, free to all new members or as little as £3.50 including postage which includes a £2 discount voucher should you decide to join the society. Buy now

Stapeliads (refreshed) by John Pilbeam

An updated edition of this best seller. For more information and to buy please visit our shop.


Plant of the Month

xMangave 'Bloodspot'

Mangave has traditionally been considered to be an intergeneric cross between Manfreda and Agave. ....... more

National Show 2016

the countdown begins!

Bradleya 33

Bradleya 29

Out now the latest edition of Bradleya, our prestigious yearbook. The 2015 edition contains over twenty articles, covering a broad range of succulent plants, with something for all tastes and interests. More.....

The Gallery


Since 1993 the BCSS has supported projects designed to aid the conservation of cacti and succulents. Through the generous contribution of its members grants have been given to workers on a worldwide basis. More.......


With over 80 branches throughout the country there is bound to be one near you. More.......