The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society

An Affiliate of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America

The public is welcome to attend our Meetings, Silent Plant Auctions, and the Annual Show and Sale.

All meetings include:
– A brief business meeting;
– Club news
– Q&A on how to grow plants
– Announcements of upcoming meetings and events
– That month’s program
– and, a Silent Plant Auction!

Members frequently bring in cuttings to share.

We meet at 2 pm the last Sunday of most months at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. The general meeting begins at 2 pm but you can come early to socialize and peruse the Silent Auction plants. Here is a map of the Garden.

Our Board meets monthly to discuss CACSS business; all members are welcome to attend Board meetings.
Meetings and the Annual April Show & Sale are usually held in Dorrance Hall. The October Silent Auction is usually held in the Wildflower Pavilion.

Refer to our Web site or contact us for last-minute changes.

This page shows events for the current year, 2017. An archive of our meetings going back through 2000 is here.


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January Monthly Meeting and Program

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The January program will be Sunday, January 28 at the Desert Botanical Garden in Dorrance Hall beginning at 2:00 PM. The topic will be soft succulents highlighting genera of Aeoniums, Echeverias (and some of their relatives and intergeneric crosses), Dudleyas, Crassulas, Sedums, Senecios, Kalanchoes, Mesembs and a few others. Although some habitat images are included, the plants shown have been photographed in cultivation. This is a highly visual program and will include tips on growing these plants.

Jeff Moore has operated Solana Succulents located in Solano Beach, California for 24 years and has been involved with succulents for over 34 years. He says he is pretty much a generalist as he likes them all. If he has a specialty, it is in aloes and he particularly likes crests, variegates and caudiciforms. He is also known for creating “undersea the sea” theme inspired landscapes. He has installed a permanent undersea garden in the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Jeff has written three books, all of which will be for sale at our meeting. They are Under the Spell of Succulents: A Sampler of Diversity in Cultivation, Aloes and Agaves in Cultivation, and his latest is Soft Succulents.




January 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden