Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

Echinocereus viridiflorus, photo by club member Don Campbell
Echinocereus viridiflorus, photo by club member 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 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.

A small gallery of photos by club members

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August 26th Field Trip

A trip to the Crump Greenhouse in Buena Vista will replace our regular Monthly Meeting. If you haven’t already signed up, please let Janet Hassell know that you are going to join in. Details here.

“Succulent Morsels”

The August Newsletter is out!
  Plans for the upcoming field trip to the Crump Greenhouse in Buena Vista • “What’s Blooming” •What’s happening in our demonstration gardens  • Highlights of the July member meeting: hands-on making hypertufa pots • Queen Victoria agave • Jeff Brimley: Hesperaloe campanulata • Needed: pests & diseases!

Are you taking pictures?

Submission deadline for the 2017 is October 31st. Here are the rules….

The best growers of cacti and succulents have killed the most numbers of plants

A nice read by club member Kenton Seth. Find it here….

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