About our branch

Founded over 60 years ago, we are the local branch of the British Cactus & Succulent Society based around the Macclesfield and Wilmslow areas of East Cheshire.
Through our meetings, shows, newsletter and wider activities we seek to promote the appreciation, study, conservation, propagation and cultivation of cacti and other succulent plants.
Our annual programme covers a wide range of cactus and succulent related topics to appeal to beginner and veteran alike. Most meetings consist of a talk illustrated with images, video and/or plants. There is also a competitive table show, a chance to chat over tea/coffee and biscuits, and usually plants for sale.
We organise special events such as greenhouse visits and exhibit at local shows.
Newcomers are always welcome, and Membership is open to all.
Please do come along and visit us.

Branch responsibilities

  • President: Julia Davenport
  • Chair: Peter Cupial-Jones
  • Vice-Chair: Tony Leonard
  • General Secretary and Website: Phil Crewe
  • Treasurer: Alan Ibbotson
  • Programme Secretary: Malcolm Lyon
  • Show Secretary: Judith Roseblade
  • Assistant Show Secretary: Bryan Doherty
  • Newsletter Editor: Alasdair Glen
  • Book Loans: Kate Green
  • Committee: Bryan Doherty & Chris Eardley

Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch Meetings


Wilmslow Library
South Drive,

Please note that November's meeting has a different venue.


Second Monday of the month (unless this falls on Easter Monday).


7.30pm for 7.45pm

For full details of our programme dates and what is planned go to our meetings page.

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