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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November Monthly Meeting

November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Pananyoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach, Denver Botanical Gardens

Cacti and Succulents from Botanical Gardens around the World

With our rich bounty of succulents in the Southwest, we can sometimes forget that there is a passion for cacti and succulents around the world. Even Central Arizona Gardeners might be surprised at what is being grown not just in the great public gardens or Europe, but across Eurasia and in the Southern Hemisphere as well. We’re living in the “Age of the Succulent” and cacti and succulents figure prominently in collections and public gardens around the world. I’ve been fortunate to visit quite a few of these over the decades, and will share some of those that interested me most in the talk.


November 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden