Events & Monthly Meetings

Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society normally 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. (Due to the impacts of COVID-19, several events have been canceled, while others are under ongoing review. Please continue to check this website for current information.)

Next Meeting

October 11, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.

For the October meeting program, Mike Hellmann will give a presentation on mesembs, focusing on lithops and conophytums. Small, charming and inexpensive, these South African plants take up little room and can thrive on a sunlit windowsill. Hellmann will share some simple rules to help others be successful in growing this wonderful group of living gems.

E-mail messages and reminders from HSCSS will provide Zoom links and meeting ID information.

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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 – Montly Meeting (HSCSS Picnic Canceled)
  • October 11, 2020 – Monthly Meeting
  • November 8, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker: Woody Minnich
  • December 13, 2020 – HSCSS Winter Party & Gala – On Zoom!

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.