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

August Club Meeting

Our in-person meeting Thursday August 12th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley (UUCGV on Ouray Ave) will feature a presentation by Dave Kennedy “Exploring in the Butler Wash area of southeastern Utah.” Please note that our COVID-19 protocol will by guided by the UUCGV policy.

See the calendar for more details.

July Garden Parties

Members and visitors are welcome to join for light garden maintenance. NOTE: there will be a group of early risers at the gardens on the scheduled days in July from 8:00 – 10:00 am.

Saturday July 10 (9:00 – 11:00 am) Western Colorado Botanical Garden demonstration garden

Saturday July 24 (9:00 – 11:00 am) CSU Extension demonstration garden.

Location details are on the calendar . The entire gardening schedule and more information can be downloaded here: 2021 Garden Parties.

2021 Club Photo Contest

The 2021 photo contest categories have been announced. Download the brochure for the ten categories and submission rules.

Again this year the entry format will be digital only.

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.

More Details

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.

More Details

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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