Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

Echinocereus hybrid, by Don Campbell
Echinocereus hybrid, by 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 challenging 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 Education Outreach activities where we connect with the community to share our passion and knowledge about cacti and succulents. The club can also be contacted to help in plant re-homing — indoor cacti or succulents sometimes get too big for their space or too big a chore to maintain. We may also be able to assist with garden rescues if outdoor cacti or succulents no longer fit your landscaping needs.

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.

Opuntia, iceplant and yarrow in georgeous bloom, by Don Campbell

February Regular Meeting

At our February regular meeting Lois Davidson will speak on “Cactus Garden Makeover: Planned Changes to the Xeric Garden at the CSU Extension Office.” Guests are welcome.

Thursday February 14, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation (upstairs), 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction.

Please check the calendar for any updates and a map to our meeting location.

“Succulent Morsels”

The January Newsletter is out: 

The 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting • The 2019 Board • Cactus Up-Potting Methods Survey by Kaherine McCoy •  Plans for our May 2019 Field Trip • Calendar of upcoming club events •  More

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