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

Rescheduled May Field Trip

We rescheduled our local field trip to the De Beque area from Saturday May 11th to Saturday May 18 on account of rain. We will explore for the new cactus species Sclerocactus dawsonii, habitat, and other cacti. The field trip is open to Chinle Cactus Club members only.

Members can find more information about the trip and contact details in our April and May newsletters.

 

Saturday June 1, 9:00 – 11:00 am: next Chinle C&SS Garden Party at the CSU Extension

The first of the club’s two June gardening sessions will be on Saturday June 1st starting at 9:00 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.

The second June garden party will be on June 22nd from 8:00 – 10:00 am.: summer hours to beat the heat!

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

We hope you can join us!

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.

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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.

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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 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.