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.

December: The Club Annual Dinner Meeting

Replacing our December Regular meeting we will have our Annual Dinner Meeting on the second Thursday of the month: Thursday December 13, starting at 5:30 (an hour earlier than usual). Meeting details:  2018 CC&SS Annual Dinner Meeting. The deadline for registration is Friday November 30.

Thursday December 13th, 5:30 – ~8:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation (downstairs), 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction.

Please check the calendar for any updates.

“Succulent Morsels”

The December Newsletter is out: 

December’s Annual Dinner Meeting • Colorado Garden Foundation Grant News • Meet the Candidates for the 2019 Board • First Place Winners of the Annual Photo Contest •  Calendar of upcoming club events •  More

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