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.

Reminder: No August Regular Meeting

We will not have a regular meeting this month but will resume in September.

Please check the calendar for upcoming gardening events.

“Succulent Morsels”

The August Newsletter is out: 

In memoriam: George Dunham • July at our demonstration gardens • Guided mushroom foray invitation • Scenes from the July regular meeting • On Yucca glauca (soapweed yucca) • Photo contest reminder and rules • CSU Extension garden 18 years ago • Available club embroidery and silk screen patterns Calendar of Events •  More 

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