Agave neomexicana in bloom at the CSU garden, photo by Don Campbell
Agave neomexicana in bloom at the CSU garden, photo by Don Campbell

Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

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.

Plant Show West
We will be displaying gorgeous cacti and succulents at Plant Show West this weekend. The African Violet Society and the Orchid Society will also be showing off some of their best-in-class plants. This event is hosted by Bookcliff Gardens. Saturday 10 – 4, Sunday 10 – 3:30. See you there!
What's New: It's OK to Kill Plants
The best growers of cacti and succulents have killed the most numbers of plants. A nice read by Kenton Seth about a healthy approach to plant death and carnage. Read it Here
``Succulent Morsels``
The February newsletter is out:
– Get ready for Plant Show West
– How to prepare plants for showing
– Plant of the month: Bowiea volubilis
– Growing plants from seed
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