The BFGS was formed at the end of 2007 when the Bristol Fuchsia Socety changed its name to become the Bristol Fuchsia and Geranium Society.
The original Bristol and District Fuchsia Society was founded in 1980. The Society was formed to to encourage, improve and extend the cultivation of Fuchsias in all possible ways; to hold meetings, give instructional talks and demonstrations, to hold shows and exhibitions.
With the change of name the interest of the society has widened to include Pelargoniums (Geraniums) and the Society is affiliated to both the British Fuchsia Society (BFS) and the Pelargonium and Geranium Society (PAGS).
The Society meets on the last Friday of every month, except December, January and July at St Luke’s Church Hall, Glenarm Walk, Brislington, Bristol at 7:30 p.m. We have various invited speakers covering Fuchsias, Pelargoniums, general horticulture and items of local interest. In January we get together on the last Friday of the month for a meal. The last Friday in July is normally too close to our fuchsia show which is on the first Saturday in August
In addition to our monthly meetings, we hold instructional evenings and “at home with” events, which are held at a members house.
We also hold two shows per year and 2012 has seen our fourth open Pelargonium Show and our thirty-first annual Fuchsia Show. We have a mixture of different members, some who are just interested in growing fuchsias in their gardens, some for the social side, and some who are more dedicated show people.