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: November 10

Program: The Secret Lives of Succulents

Join Matt Candeias from In Defense of Plants for a delightful look at the secret lives of succulents.

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Learn, Share … Win!

At typical meetings, guest speakers present 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 the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. This multiday fund-raising event attracts dozens of member exhibitors who bring their best specimens for judging and display. The best entries in over 150 categories receive trophies, ribbons and other awards. Vendors will supply thousands of starter and specimen plants for sale, too.

Upcoming HSCSS Events

  • 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