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.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, HSCSS meetings and other activities will continue to be held online via Zoom into 2021. Guest speakers and other ideas are being arranged to maintain ongoing club programs while COVID-19 limits in-person events. Hopefully, as we near mid-year, the severity of the pandemic will lessen to where we can find opportunities to once again meet in person.

Next Meeting – February 14, 2021

Zoom Meeting Program:
Guest Speaker Leo Chance

Leo Chance is a professional gardener and speaker based in Colorado. He has worked as a plant buyer and propagator, and is known for his expertise in cold-hardy plants. He is the author of Cacti & Succulents for Cold Climates. Additional information on his program for this meeting will be posted soon.

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

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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 10, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker: Tom Glavich
  • February 14, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker: Leo Chance will discuss creating and maintaining a cold-hardy cacti and succulent garden.
  • March 14, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker: Dan Mahr
  • April 11, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – HSCSS member Bob Williams will make a presentation on the Galapagos Islands.
  • May 2, 2021 – Monthly Meeting
  • June 13, 2021 – Monthly Meeting

Other Upcoming Events

To be announced …