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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May Monthly Meeting

May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Evan Meyer, Assist Director of Mildred E. Mathias at Botanical Garden at UCLA

Program: Conserving Plants on a Changing Planet

It is no secret that a large portion of the world’s biodiversity is in an extremely perilous position.  The variety of threats facing wild organism require a corresponding variety of solutions.  One of the most critical threats, the loss of habitat, can be addressed through the preservation of wildlands, in-situ conservation. But this alone cannot protect individual species from extinction.  Ex-situ conservation seeks to protect individual species by maintaining and augmenting their populations outside of their natural habitats.  Join Evan as he discusses how these efforts are being carried out in Southern California, and why groups like the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society are so important to the future of plant diversity.



May 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden