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 – December 11, 2022

GraphicHSCSS Winter Holiday Party
12:00-4:00 p.m.

Plan now to attend our annual Winter Holiday Party! Expect great company, a splendid potluck, fun raffle and exciting auctions featuring rare cacti and succulents from J & J Cactus and Succulents, and Drummond Nursery. Fine pottery, too. This is always a great time for all who attend. (Click for more details.)

* Due to the high level of activity for this event, it will not be carried on Zoom.

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, it will take place at Glaziers Hall this year. 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

  • October 9, 2022 – Monthly Meeting
    Our plants have grown through the summer months but are now throttling down or may have already gone dormant. Now what? Members will share winter care tricks and techniques that will hopefully help you with your collection.
  • November 13, 2022 – Monthly Meeting
    Guest Speaker: Woody Minich
    In November, Woody Minnich will share his travels along with photos of exotic plants. Minnich has traveled the world looking for, discovering and photographing new plants, as well as their habitats and the people and animals that reside there.
  • December 11, 2022 – HSCSS Winter Gala/Holiday Party
    In December, we will have our annual Winter Gala/Holiday Party, where great company, a splendid potluck, a rare plant auction and silent bidding for plants and other items will take place. This is always a great time for all who attend.

2023 Events

  • January 8, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • February 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • March 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • April 16, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • May 7, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • June 11, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • July 9, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • August 13, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • September 10, 2023 – HSCSS Picnic
  • October 8, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • November 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
    (Annual show and sale dates to be determined.)