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 a beautiful cactus and succulent Demonstration Garden in Grand Junction: at the Colorado State University Extension office. This garden also presents xeric and native plants and showcases various garden design strategies that work in our challenging local climate.

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News & Upcoming Events

Special June Garden Party

Join us at our demonstration garden at the CSU Extension office on Saturday June 18th from 8:00 – 10:00 am. We will have “Part 2” of Don Campbell’s outdoor gardening presentation: informal sessions on tools, planting tips, maintenance and pests. Along with cuttings give-aways and the option to get hands-on maintenance experience at this spectacular garden.

The entire 2022 gardening calendar and information about our garden parties can be downloaded here.

July Regular Meeting

In July our club Regular meeting will be held on Thursday July 21st 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We are very pleased to have a guest speaker this month, Tom Freeth, who is deeply involved in the rock, alpine and aquatic gardens at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (Richmond, UK). He will speak on “The Rock Gardens of Kew.”

Visit our Calendar for details.

“Caring for Cacti”

The just-released Summer 2022 issue of Spoke + Blossom has a really nice article that features Don Campbell and the Chinle C&SS cactus and succulent demonstration garden.

Pick up a copy or access it here.

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 a widely acclaimed outdoor cactus and succulent garden in Grand Junction.

More Details

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 garden are only possible with your help and the support that we receive from the Tri River Area Colorado State University Extension.

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