Welcome to the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society

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.

News & Upcoming Events

Saturday June 22, 8:00 – 10:00 am: next Chinle C&SS Garden Party at the CSU Extension

The second of the club’s two June gardening sessions will be on Saturday June 22st starting at 8:00 am. These light gardening get-togethers are a great way for members and guests to learn about cactus and succulent gardening and meet “like minded” horticulture enthusiasts. The club’s garden is located on the north side of the CSU Extension Office.

Note the early summer hours start time to beat the heat!

Download our 2024 gardening calendar that includes more information about our “garden parties” here.

We hope you can join us!

Cactus Workshop Saturday July 6th

In lieu of a Regular meeting at the UUC in July we will hold a Cactus Workshop on Saturday July 6th, outdoors at the Pavilion at the Monument Baptist Church.

We’ll learn how to handle cacti, take cuttings, plant them (especially in the bare-root style), grow them from seed, and graft them.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Please see our Calendar for more details.

2024 Club Photo and Video Contest

We’re expanding this year’s contest to include videos!

Photo Categories:

1. Abstract
2. Animal
3. Cactus / Succulents in a Natural Setting
4. Close-up
5. Fibonacci Sequence / Fractals
6. Grand Junction Art / Architecture
7. Landscape
8. Nighttime
9. Shadows
10. Open / Artistic

Video Categories:

1. How-To
2. Time Lapse
3. “Let’s _______!”

For details and submission rules download the announcement pdf here. As usual, October 31st (Halloween) is the submission deadline.

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

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 and friends 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.