Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

Discocactus horstii, photo by club member Don Campbell

We are a Western Colorado club whose mission is to promote knowledge, enjoyment, cultivation, and conservation of cacti and other succulent plants among its members and other individuals and organizations throughout West-Central Colorado. We created and maintain two beautiful cactus and succulent Demonstration Gardens in Grand Junction: one at the Colorado State University Extension office and the other at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. These gardens also present xeric and native plants and showcase various garden design strategies that work in our local climate.
In addition to our Monthly Programs, we usually organize a few Field Trips every year, some local and others further afield, to view plants in habitat. We also participate in various Public Outreach activities where we connect with the community and share our passion and knowledge about cacti and succulents.
Take a look around the site to see what we are up to and check out the Calendar for upcoming events. Contact Us and, if you are inclined, Join the club.

A small gallery of photos by club members

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At our September regular meeting:

Don Campbell will give a presentation entitled: “Cactus grafting: tips & tricks.” October 12th at 6:30 at our regular meeting place: Unitarian Universalist Church, 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction. Please see the calendar for more details.

“Succulent Morsels”

The September Newsletter is out!
Highlights of the 2017 Chinle C&SS Crump greenhouse visit ·  What’s happening in our demonstration gardens · Cochineal control 105 years ago  ·  On the border: travels with Don & Kathy ·  “Saguaro Cactus”, reprinted from U of Arizona Backyard Gardener  · Reminder: the 2017 Chinle C&SS photo scavenger hunt ·  The July board meeting in pictures  ·  Rescue cactus

Are you taking pictures?

Submission deadline for the 2017 photo scavenger hunt has been extended one week, to November 4th. Here are the rules….

20th Annual Plant Sale & Tree Auction

We will have an information booth at the upcoming Tri River Area CSU Extension Plant Sale & Tree Auction, Saturday, October 14th.  More information

We’re on Meetup.com

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