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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August Monthly Meeting

August 27, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Cliff Fielding, CACSS member

Topic: Atacama Extreme Desert Amazing Plants

The discussion will include the very arid climate, the amazing plants and how to grow them in Phoenix. There will be a large 3D map of the area with localities of plants represented by actual plants.  There will also be a display of various live plants with exposed roots.  The photos will include local plants and habitat photos.




August 27, 2017
2:00 am - 4:00 pm


Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden