Events & Monthly Meetings

Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society normally holds monthly meetings on Sundays throughout the year. A club picnic is scheduled in September, while the December meeting is a holiday party.

Next Meeting – March 10, 2024

PhotoProgram: Repotting and Staging – Why Should I Repot?

As the days get longer and warmer, plants’ internal clocks push them into a new growing season. March through June is the best time to repot our summer-growing succulents. This meeting program will demonstrate common repotting procedures for plants that are overgrown, not happy or perhaps just need a prettier pot. Click for more details.

Meet Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 846 6776 5973 / Passcode: 900328

Learn, Share … Win!

Meetings typically feature guest speakers or other varied programs of interest to succulent hobbyists. Hands-on workshops may focus on pruning, potting or dividing plants. 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 – and don’t forget the attendance prizes!

Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society’s main event is its Annual Show and Sale. Historically held each summer at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, this year it will take place at the Jost Event Center, HSCSS meeting place for 2022. At this multiday fund-raising event, member exhibitors bring their best specimens for judging and display. Popular vendors supply thousands of starter and specimen plants for sale, too.

Upcoming HSCSS Events

2024 Events

  • January 14, 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Seed Workshop
  • February 11, 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Growing Euphorbias
  • March 10, 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Repotting and Staging
  • April 14, 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Members Spring Plant Sale
    Pick up great plants from Botanic Wonders, Cactus Data, Ethical Desert and Kelly Grummon’s Cold-Hardy Cacti.
  • May 5, 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Outdoor Exodus
  • June 9, 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Show Program
  • July 20-21, 2024 – Annual Show and Sale
  • August 11, 2024 – Monthly Meeting
  • September 8, 2024 – HSCSS Picnic
  • October 13, 2024 – Monthly Meeting
  • November 10, 2024 – Monthly Meeting
  • December 8, 2024 – HSCSS Winter Party Gala

Other Succulent Events

Rolling Ridge Pre-Season Gardening Expo
February 10, 2024 – Webster Groves, Missouri

Along with other vendors/organizations, HSCSS will have a table at this Rolling Ridge event. We’ll share information about the club while showing some of our plants to inspire those who attend. Feel free to stop by between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and take part in inspiring new hobbyists. Bring a favorite plant that you’d like to share. For more information, contact Mike Hellmann – 618-444-7860,

Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference
July 26-28, 2024 – Santa Fe, New Mexico