The Chinle C&S Society developed and maintains a widely acclaimed outdoor cactus and succulent garden at the Colorado State University (CSU) Extension Tri-River Area office at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction, with substantial support and assistance from the CSU Extension. The office is located at 2775 US-50, Grand Junction, 21503.
This garden was designed by club founder Don Campbell and built by club members in 2000 at the invitation of the CSU Tri-River Extension agent. Over 300 different species, varieties, cultivars and hybrids of succulent, xeric and non-succulent plants have been tried in the garden. The garden showcases the astonishing variety of cacti and succulents that thrive in our challenging Western Slope climate.
It is open to the public daily, year round.
During the growing season the club has monthly “Garden Parties” for garden maintenance. Guests are welcome! This is a great way to meet club members and to learn about cactus and succulent plants as well as gardening techniques. There are usually cuttings and/or plants generated from the parties that participants are free to take home and plant in their home gardens. For newcomers, we have tools to share.