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: December 17
Program: HSCSS Winter Gala/Holiday Party
December brings year-end fun as HSCSS members gather to celebrate with great food, plant auctions and time together with friends.
The festivities will begin at Glaziers Hall in St. Louis at 1:00 p.m. and end by about 5:00 p.m. Following setup starting at noon, the silent auction and sales of raffle tickets will commence. Plan to eat shortly thereafter.
After enjoying dessert, make your last silent bids and prepare for the rare plant auction. A special selection of unique specimen plants was chosen for the live auction from Out of Africa, J & J Cactus and Succulents, and Drummond Nursery.
HSCSS will provide honey-baked ham and chicken, salad, soda and coffee for the feast. Please bring a large covered dish to share. Although not required, it is suggested that you bring a dessert if your last name begins with the letters M to Z. If your last name begins with A to L, bring a salad, vegetable or side dish.
The Glaziers Local Union
Hall 513 is located at 5916 Wilson Ave. in St. Louis, 63110. You'll find it just east of Hampton and south of I-44 -- across from the Drury Inn and "behind" the Hardee's. The entrance is from the back parking lot of the hall.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Ralph Olliges at 314-620-6850.
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
November 12 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
December 17 (New Date) -- HSCSS Holiday Party
Upcoming HSCSS Events -- 2018
January 14 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
February 11 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
March 11 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
April 8 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
May 6 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
June 10 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
June 21-24 -- Mid-States Cactus & Succulent Conference (Drury Inn & Suites)
July 8 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
July 21-22 -- HSCSS Show and Sale (Ridgway Center)
August 12 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
September 9 -- HSCSS Picnic
October 14 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
November 11 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
December 9 -- 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
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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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