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 – October 8, 2023

PhotoProgram: Succulent Bulbs, Winter Transition

This month’s program will be a two-parter. We’ll begin by looking at the cultivation and habits of xeric bulbs – and their pretty foliage, beautiful flowers and exposed caudices – via a short PowerPoint program. The second part will address the migration of our plants to their winter quarters. In late summer, plants begin to slow their metabolism. This forces us to do the same regarding their care and daily routines. Click for more details.

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, this year it will take place at the Jost Building, HSCSS meeting place for 2022. 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

2023 Events

  • January 8, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • February 11, 2023 – Rolling Ridge Nursery Pre-Season Gardening Expo – HSCSS will have a booth at Rolling Ridge Nursery in Webster Groves, so come talk up our hobby.
  • February 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • March 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • April 16, 2023Members-Only Plant Sale
  • May 7, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • June 11, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • July 9, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • July 29 & 30, 2023Annual Show and Sale
  • August 13, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • September 10, 2023 – HSCSS Picnic
  • October 8, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • November 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting

Other Succulent Events

Ad ArtCactus and Succulent Society of America 39th Biennial Convention
July 12-16, 2023 – Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society invites you to the CSSA 39th Biennial Convention in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The convention is from July 12 to July 16, 2023, with field trips on July 13. This year we will also feature an optional field trip prior to the convention. There will be excellent speakers, plant and pottery vendors, live auction and silent auction, local sales area, an opening reception and awards banquet. See for more information.