2022 meeting details are now online

2022 North West Mesemb Show Details
Including entry forms and programme details.

The Mike Bridges Plant Database




The Newsletter books are nearly ready. We hope to have the books ready for sale for the September Meeting. Please see Chris at the August meeting if interested. Hopefully the books will be around £11 each, plus p&p.


Welcome to the Manchester Branch website

We are a friendly bunch and invite you to come along and savour the atmosphere. You do not have to join the Society in order to see what its like. Come along and see and if you feel “this is for me” then you will be welcome to join. We have a monthly evening meeting (usually) on the 2nd Saturday as well as the annual Cactus Mart and Mesemb Show which are held during the daytime.

Our speakers usually give a digital presentation, though some bring actual plants to talk about and hand round for people to peruse. There are often plants on sale at very reasonable prices and an Interest Table is set up every month for people to display their plants for others to enjoy, or have them identified, or to provide a theme maybe connected with the speakers talk.

Nobody in the Branch claims to be a specialist but we all have experience which we gladly pass on to those who need it.

Please enjoy the short slide show below that shows photos of our Branch Shows, the Cactus Mart and the North West Mesemb Show.

For more pictures please visit the gallery pages.



In 2017 Manchester Branch celebrated its 70th Anniversary

BCSS Branch of the Year 2015 (Winner of the BCSS Innovation Award)