Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

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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.

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News & Upcoming Events

March Monthly Meeting

On Thursday March 11th starting at 6:30 our monthly program will feature Kenton Seth presenting: Tequila on Ice: Agave Quest,” a search for the coldest places where Agave grow naturally.  Pre-registration is required for this Zoom meeting.

2021 Garden Schedule

We have firmed up our 2021 gardening schedule at our CSU Extension and Western Colorado Botanical Garden demonstration gardens. The entire schedule can be downloaded here: 2021 Garden Parties.

Leo Chance: “Understanding Lithops”

Leo Chance’s presentation on Lithops has now been posted on YouTube “Understanding Lithops.” Also check out “Cacti et Cetera along the Old Gordon Trail” by Don Campbell and “The Great Convergence” by Don Campbell and Sara Hein.

What We Do

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.

Monthly Programs

Each month the Chinle C&S Society provides a program to members and guests.

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Field Trips

Chinle C&S Society members organize and participate in a variety of field trips, both local and regional.

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Demonstration Gardens

The Chinle C&S Society developed and maintains two widely acclaimed outdoor cactus and succulent gardens in Grand Junction.

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What We Do

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.

Monthly Programs

Each month the Chinle C&S Society provides a program to members and guests.

More Details

Field Trips

Chinle C&S Society members organize and participate in a variety of field trips, both local and regional.

More Details

Demonstration Gardens

We connect with our community throughout the year to share our passion and knowledge about cacti, succulents and gardening.

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Thank You

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the many club members who have generously donated their time and resources to build our great club. Our programs and public gardens are only possible with your help and the support that we receive from the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and the Tri River Area Colorado State University Extension.

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