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

April Monthly Meeting

On Thursday April 8th starting at 6:30 our monthly program will feature Joseph Lofthouse presenting: “Landrace Vegetables and Cacti,” an exploration into seed-saving, biodiversity and inter-pollination to improve food security. Pre-registration is required for this Zoom meeting.

See the calendar for more information.

April Garden Parties

Saturday April 10th: At our WCBG demonstration garden.

Saturday April 24: at our CSU Extension demonstration garden.

See the calendar for times and other information. The entire gardening schedule can be downloaded here: 2021 Garden Parties.

Video Presentations

We have posted three of our recent club presentations on Youtube: “Understanding Lithops” bu Leo Chance, “Cacti et Cetera along the Old Gordon Trail” by Don Campbell and “The Great Convergence” by Don Campbell and Sara Hein.

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.

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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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