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.

July Meeting

In lieu of a speaker we will have an ice cream social and plant swap at our July 12th regular meeting: 6:30 pm 536 Ouray Ave., Grand Junction. Bring potted plants, rooted cuttings or even non-rooted cuttings to be swapped. Cold hardy or not. The “swap” will be in the form of a raffle (same low price: 1 ticket for $1, 3 tickets for $2), so bring some cash in addition to any plants that you will be contributing.

Please check the calendar for more details, any updates and a map to the meeting place.

Save room for dessert.

“Succulent Morsels”

The July Newsletter is out: 

The club pilgrimage to Arizona – scenes from Day 2 • June garden parties at our demonstration gardens • Scale on yucca • On spines and glochids •  What’s blooming? • Calendar of Events •  More

Note: Archived “Succulent Morsels” newsletters are password protected. Please Contact Us for additional information.

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