Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

Collard Lizard on Granite Boulder with Claret Cup on the Old Gordon Trail, Photo by Walt Scheer
Collard Lizard on Granite Boulder with Claret Cup on the Old Gordon Trail, Photo by Walt Scheer

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.

Make a hypertufa pot at the July meeting!
``Succulent Morsels``
The June Newsletter is out! May garden parties •  Follow-up on the Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief •  What’s up on the Old Gordon Trail  •  Echinocereus engelmannii , Englemanns hedgehog •  Control of aphids •  Highlights of the field trip to the Vernal area – Part 1
2017 Photo Contest Announced
Back by popular demand, the CC&SS Photo Scavenger Hunt is on. Read about it here, and take a look at the winning photos from last year’s contest.
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
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