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 14
Program: Members-Only Spring Plant Sale
The April HSCSS meeting will be our annual members-only Spring Plant Sale. With over 200 plants from which to choose, it's a great opportunity to try something new and exciting, or jump into the world of hardy cacti and succulents. Remember that you've got great resources in our group to help you be successful.
Most of this year's plants will come from club member Tom Degnan, who is well known for his propagation efforts. There will also be a number of specimen plants, many of which originally came from major cactus and succulent vendors.
Plants will be priced near cost -- likely starting around $5 -- as a benefit for club members. Plan to make payment by cash or check only; credit cards can not be accepted for this event. Also, please bring boxes in which to carry your purchases.
The Spring Plant Sale will take place at Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education at 4651 Shaw Blvd. (at Kingshighway). Please note the sale will begin at about 1 p.m. -- one hour earlier than our normal meeting schedule.
Thanks go to Marty Altepeter for working with Degnan in organizing the sale, as well as Jolie Krupnik for helping with the cold-hardy selections.
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 -- 2019
January 13 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
February 10 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
March 10 -- Monthly Meeting (Beaumont Room, Missouri Botanical Garden)
April 14 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
May 5 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
June 9 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
July 7 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
July 27-28 -- HSCSS Show and Sale (Ridgway Center, Missouri Botanical Garden)
August 11 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
September 8 -- HSCSS Picnic
October 13 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
November 10 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
December 8 -- 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!
*** 2019 HSCSS SHOW -- JULY 27-28
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
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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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