Welcome to the Isle of Wight Branch of the BCSS

We very much regret that, owing to the coronavirus outbreak, we have now taken the decision to cancel our meetings and events to the end of this year. We will post information regarding 2021 as soon as we are able to do so.

Welcome to the Isle of Wight Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. We meet on the second Saturday of the month, from February to December at Church Close Community Centre in Wootton.

We have a full list of our 2020 meetings on our meetings page. These usually consist of a visiting speaker who will give an illustrated talk or perhaps a practical demonstration. Each meeting includes a table show, see our table show page for details.

Around half way through the evening we stop for refreshments consisting of a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit at a small cost of £1.50 which also entitles you to an entry in our monthly plant raffle. You can browse through the Branch Library or perhaps discuss any problems you might have with your plants. You are welcome to bring plants for identification, many of our members are only too happy to help.  Occasionally a visiting speaker will also bring a selection of sale plants which can be an exciting chance to obtain the odd cactus or succulent which you otherwise might not find locally!

As well as our monthly meetings we also attend a number of the Island's gardening events, where we sell plants at extremely good prices (even if we do say so ourselves) and advertise the Society. We always look forward to seeing new faces so feel free to stop by our stand to introduce yourself and take away a few new additions.

We're a very friendly bunch and we promise we don't bite! We are always happy to welcome new members and visitors alike. Whether you have a small windowsill collection or a couple of overflowing greenhouses everyone is welcome to come and chat and learn with us about these wonderful plants.


Church Close Community Centre
Church Close
Isle of Wight
PO33 4QH


Second Saturday of the month (unless indicated otherwise)


7.30pm – 10.00pm

For full details go to our meetings page.

For further information on how to find us go to our contact page.

For information on other branches in Hampshire go to BCSS Zone 11.

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