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

October Club Meeting

Our meeting on Thursday October 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley (UUCGV on Ouray Ave) will feature a presentation by club member Doris Schlichter: “Botanical Glories of Philadelphia: 2021 Philly Flower Show and Longwood Gardens.”

See the calendar for more details.

Upcoming September Garden Parties

Members and visitors are welcome to join us for light garden maintenance.

Saturday September 25 (9:00 – 11:00 am) CSU Extension demonstration garden for light weeding, planting and topdressing!

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 October 31st deadline for photo submissions is drawing near!

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 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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