Somerset Branch


(Based in Taunton)

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Welcome to the home page of the Somerset Branch of the BCSS - thanks for dropping by!If you live locally or are going to be visiting the area for whatever reason, why not join us at one of our monthly meetings? You would be most welcome.



Branch chairman: Phil Bedford 01823 282208

Branch secretary: Chris Hayes - 01643 224208

E-mail: Please click here.


Evening meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month at Wellsprings Chapel, Quantock Road, Taunton, TA2 7NL commencing at 7:30pm. There is a break for refreshment and general discussion.There is a charge of £2.00 at each meeting to cover the cost of refreshments and the speakerís costs. Check current yearís programme for details - see below.

There are often plants for sale at the meetings - come early to get the best bargains!

There is a Table show at most meetings - one Cactus class, one Other Succulent class and one cactus or other succulent plant in flower.

Identification problems? Bring the plant(s) along to see if anyone can help.



This Branch does not hold an annual show as such but it does mount a large display in the main floral marquee at the Taunton Flower Show each year; this is usually held during the first week of August. In recent years we have been fortunate enough to receive a Gold Award, even a Large Gold Award. There is an opportunity for members to sell surplus plants at this event.

Click here for photographs of recent shows.

Occasional visits to members collections and to nurseries are also arranged. Click here for recent visits.


For 2016 Programme - please click here.


Gallery of Members Plants

To see a gallery of photographs of plants grown by members of the Somerset Branch, please click here.


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Exeter Branch

Bristol Branch

Gloucester Branch


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