Robinson Cactus Nursery

Ian Robinson has been a specialist grower of cacti and succulents since 1952 when
he started the hobby at age 5. He is a National Show judge for the British Cactus and Succulent Society and is available to give lectures on various subjects.

The cactus collection is currently held in a large greenhouse at the farm, and is surely the o
nly Cactus nursery in Wales to survive at around 1,000 feet. Visitors to the collection are welcome though it is advisable to contact Ian prior to your journey.


A selection of photos from Ian's cactus collection over the years can be viewed here. Many of the plants are for sale, and links to the 2012/13 plant lists can be found below.


To see photos from Ian's Echinopsis collection click here. Many of these are also avaialable to purchase from the Echinopsis section of the plant list.

  • Greenhouse year part 1: A series of photographs taken chronologically in the greenhouse, starting in January.
  • Greenhouse year part 2: The second half of the chronological sequence of slides from the greenhouse.
  • Succulents for the cactophile: A tour of the succulents in common cultivation 30 years ago, from a cactus grower's greenhouse.
  • Five years from scratch: A talk on seed raising and the results that can be achieved in 5 years.
  • Showing and judging: A lecture about the scoring system in the BCSS, including a fun practical trial in which the audience can use the knowledge gained from the lecture to test their judging skills.
  • A is for ... : A series of mixed cactus and succulent lectures, including cultivational guidance, with the subjects of the lecture connected to the letter in the title. Other titles in the series include C is for ... D is for ... E is for ... F is for ... G is for ... H is for ...and L is for ... (watch this space!)
  • Argentinian Adventure: A travelogue about a group expedition to Cactus Country.
  • South Africa 1 Cold and Dry 1st 3 days
  • South Africa 2 The Pink and the Green
  • South Africa 3 More Pink More Green
  • South Africa 4 Just 2 days More with the Pink and Green
  • South Africa Part 5 The next 36 hours
  • Mesembryanthemacae: A systematic journey through the family including cultivational guidance and touching on botanical connections between the genera.