History

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Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society is a 77-year-old group of succulent hobbyists that has enjoyed a long-standing association with Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Established by botanist and author Ladislaus Cutak, HSCSS is an affiliate chapter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

Regular activities such as monthly meetings, annual shows and sales, as well as a regular newsletter and library have supported the growth of what is now the largest and most active C&S club in the Midwest. Learn more about how HSCSS came to be.