A CSSA Chapter
St. Louis, Missouri
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The Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society holds monthly meetings on Sundays throughout the year at Missouri Botanical Garden facilities in St. Louis. (See specific dates below.) A club picnic is scheduled in September, while the December meeting is a holiday party. Visitors are welcome to attend these informal but informative affairs.
Next Meeting: April 9
Program: Spring Plant Sale
NOTE NEW LOCATION: MONSANTO CENTER
The April HSCSS meeting will feature the club's members-only cactus and succulent sale. Tom Degnan (with input from Jolie Krupnik) is bringing in 200 plants to suit a range of interests. Beginners and seasoned hobbyists alike will find a great selection.
Club president Mike Hellmann encourages members to take this opportunity to try something new and
exciting or jump into the new world of hardy cacti and succulents. As he said, "Get out of your comfort zone -- you'll probably appreciate the results."
The sale will start at 1:00 p.m. with a preview at 12:45. The location for the meeting has been changed to the Monsanto Center Lecture Hall. The Monsanto Center is located at 4500 Shaw on the southwest corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. Payment will be cash or check only -- no credit cards. And bring a box or two to hold your new purchases on the ride home.
Usual Meeting Locations
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd., just south of I-44
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd. at Kingshighway
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. -- Social hour
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. -- Program
3:00 p.m. -- Business meeting
Upcoming HSCSS Events -- 2017
January 8 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
February 12 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
March 12 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
April 9 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
May 7 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
June 11 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
July 8-9 -- HSCSS Show and Sale (Ridgway Center)
August 13 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
September 10 -- HSCSS Picnic
October 8 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
November 12 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
December 10 -- HSCSS Holiday Party
At typical meetings, guest speakers present varied programs of interest to succulent hobbyists. Hands-on workshops on pruning, potting and dividing are held thoughout the year. Members are encouraged to bring in plants to show off and share their cultivation secrets. Books from the club's library can be requested for pick up at meetings, too.
HSCSS Show and Sale
BIGGEST CACTUS & SUCCULENT SHOW IN THE MIDWEST!
*** 2017 HSCSS SHOW -- JULY 8-9
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
[ PICASA WEB: 2006-2011 SHOW PHOTOS ]
[ 2016 SHOW RESULTS ]
[ 2015 SHOW RESULTS ]
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[ 2012 SHOW RESULTS ]
[ 2009 SHOW RESULTS ]
[ 2008 SHOW REPORT ]
Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society's main event is its Annual Show and Sale, held each summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. This multiday fund-raising event attracts member exhibitors who bring their best specimens to display and vie for awards. Judges will give out trophies and ribbons for the best entries in over 150 categories. Vendors will supply thousands of starter and specimen plants for sale, too. Click above for other event details.
CSSA 2003 Convention
In June of 2003, the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society hosted a very successful 30th Biennial Cactus and Succulent Society of America Convention. It offered six days of informative programs, cactus sales, tours -- and fun. Click for a full report and photos.
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