The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe has amongst its objectives, an aim to affiliate to any Society having similar objectives.

Please find the links to some of these affiliations, on this page, for your ease of reference and contact.


OTHER Affiliations

Zimbabwe Tree Society

Zimbabwe Orchid Society

Mountain Club of Zimbabwe (ideal for collectors of indigenous plants to join)




The British Cactus & Succulent Society

Cactus & Succulent Society of America

The Haworthia Society (RSA)

The International Asclepiad Society

Royal Horticultural Society

Cactus and Succulent Society of New South Wales

The Succulent Society of South Africa

The Johannesburg Succulent Society

The Haworthia Society (UK - International society for the study, propagation and conservation of Haworthias, Gasterias, Aloes, Bulbines and other related South African plants)

 The Chairman's Report:

with special reference to Fumigation, Chemicals and Fertilisers and Dividing the Cycads pictures 

Ewanrigg Botanic Garden : Ewanrigg Botanical Garden is noted for its wide collection of indigenous and exotic plants and owes its origin to the late Mr. Harold Basil Christian. Mr. Christian came to the then Rhodesia in 1914 as a farmer. He later turned his attention to botany and horticulture.It was in the field of botany and in the study of the genus aloe that he made many valuable scientific contributions. Building on his success with aloes, he later turned his attention to a cycad collection. In his garden which covered, 1,5 hectares, a very comprehensive collection of aloes, cycads and many species of small succulent plants was acquired - all of which were planted with considerable care and particular attention to their physical arrangement.


ACSSZ recently donated chemicals sourced from Cit Chem Zimbabwe for the spraying of cycads in Ewanrigg - this was completed with the Ewanrigg Botanic Garden curator and used approximately 15 litres of pesticides. The Society is also geared to donate at least 4 bags of Semi-Organic, Slow release fertiliser for the cycads, which will be administered along with Ewanrigg staff. The ACSSZ has purchased a freezer to protect cycad pollens in the aid of working together with Ewanrigg in protecting and propagating rare cycads in the collection. Should you be interested in this pollen, or able to donate any pollen, please get hold of the committee or Ewanrigg Gardens directly. 

Harare Botanic Gardens:

Zimflora : Everyone who reads this will have had the experience of coming upon a flower or a plant and asking: “What is that?” Well, here is one way to go about getting an answer to your question.  It’s called "Zimflora". Zimflora has more than 14,012 images for 3059 species, of which 2934 are native or naturalised and 125 are purely cultivated. Post your pictures and questions on the website, and we’ll almost guarantee you that you’ll receive a well-informed and probably authoritative response.






New members are very welcome and subscription details are available from the Honorary Secretary at:

PO Box CY 300, Causeway, Zimbabwe

or by emailing

Payment of the annual subscription entitles members to participate in all functions and to enjoy all the facilities of the Society, and to receive the Society's publications, including Ingens, the Society's biannual publication, the monthly newsletter and others. Members have access to the specialised library, Seed Bank, Affiliations and ACSSZ resources.

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The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe aims to meet on a regular monthly basis throughout the year with well attended and very interesting Outings, Functions and Events...             The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe publishes a bi-annual full colour journal, "Ingens"...             Don't miss the renowned Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's Rare Plant Sales...