Events & Monthly Meetings

Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society holds monthly meetings on Sundays throughout the year at Missouri Botanical Garden facilities in St. Louis. 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

July 12, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.

The July meeting via Zoom is for HSCSS members only. The program will be “Remote Show & Tell.” With no show this year, this is an opportunity to share some of the plants you would have entered. The July 5 e-mail message sent by Jolie Krupnik with the distribution of the July digital Digest newsletter provides a link to Zoom and the meeting ID.

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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, held each summer at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. At this multiday fund-raising event, member exhibitors bring their best specimens for judging and display in over 150 categories. Popular vendors supply thousands of starter and specimen plants for sale, too.

Upcoming HSCSS Events

  • January 12, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • February 9, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • March 8, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • April 19, 2020 – Monthly Meeting (Canceled)
  • May 3, 2020 – Monthly Meeting (Canceled)
  • June 7, 2020 – Monthly Meeting (Canceled)
  • July 12, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • July 25-26 – HSCSS Show and Sale (Canceled)
  • August 9, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • September 13, 2020 – HSCSS Fall Picnic
  • October 11, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • November 8, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • December 13, 2020 – HSCSS Winter Party & Gala

Other Upcoming Events

June 11-14 – Mid-States Conference (CANCELED, Rescheduled for 2022)
Presented by Kansas City Cactus and Succulent Society – Independence, MO—midwest-conference-.html

Join KCCSS at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center for international speakers, field trips and plant sales from vendors from around the country. Enjoy other fun activities, too. A sizable group of HSCSS members will attend this event. Additional program and registration information will be available soon.