Western Cape Fuchsia Society


The Western Cape Fuchsia Society meets at 2pm on the first Saturday of each month between February and November at the St Thomas Church Hall, Campground Road in Rondebosch. Every month there is a practical workshop during which an experienced grower demonstrates a particular aspect of cultivating fuchsias relevant to that time of the year. Afterwards members have some practical experience, for example, in June and July they can bring any of their own plants that need potting-up and they will be guided through this process on these plant/s.

 The Society also invites a guest speaker to some meetings to talk about an interesting aspect of gardening, not necessarily connected to growing fuchsias.

Visitors are always welcome to participate and at the end of the meeting, they have the opportunity to discuss any aspect of fuchsia growing with the members over tea and cake.

Should you wish to join the Society, please contact the secretary (details provided below) for all relevant information.

A membership form may be downloaded here.


Meeting minutes

Date: 6 April 2024


WCFS Minutes of AGM and Monthly Meeting

Present: 24 Members

Apologies: Greta Graham, Joy Kessler, Carleen Whelan and Jenny Scarr



Jill   welcomed Francois as speaker to teach new members the art of taking cuttings and to multiply their fuchsia stock. Notes were handed out to new members and older members were told to refer to their older notes from 2023.

Francois’s talk was excellent and new members were given cuttings of Phyllis, a tried and proven fuchsia every member must grow. There is no need to use growth hormone when taking fuchsia cuttings.

Cuttings of other varieties were on hand for all members, and all had a lovely time getting cuttings of varieties they do not have.


After a lovely tea with lots to eat the raffle draw was made. Thank you to all for supporting the raffle and as usual a lot of fun.  

The raffle made R880.