Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

Pelecyphora aselliformis, by Don Campbell
Pelecyphora aselliformis, 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.

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April Program

John (Obie) Oberhausen will present “Creating a Cactus Community,” Thursday April 12th. For details please check our calendar.

2018 Membership Dues are Due

The price of club membership remains unchanged, but we have added a few options. Please renew by March 1st.  Find details here.

“Succulent Morsels”

The February Newsletter is Out: February Program • Scenes from the January Meeting •  The 2018 Chinle club photo contest announced  •  Chinle C&SS field trip guidelines • Calendar of Events •  More
Note: Archived “Succulent Morsels” newsletters are now password protected. Please Contact Us for additional information.

Thank You to everyone who participated in the photo scavenger hunt: photographers, judges and election monitors! For a gallery of the first place winners Click Here

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