Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico

Cactus & Succulent Society of New Mexico is an affiliate of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

Meeting Info: Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 3rd Friday, 7:00 pm.

President: Carl Hime, 505-275-6777,
Affiliate Rep & webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356,

Echinopsis 'Maria Piazza' in flower

Echinopsis "Maria Piazza"
in flower!
(click for big image)
Upcoming Events 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Holiday Party  Setup at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm.
Dinner is a potluck affair. The club will provide turkey, ham, and barbecued beef.  Members can bring appetizers, salads, side-dishes, desserts, and beverages.  After dinner, we will have a number of short, 10-15 minute presentations; please bring your pictures on a USB flash drive and we can all enjoy them.

Friday, January 20, 2017 - Regular meeting...

Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017 - Spring Show and Sale!  More info here soon....

September 1-4. 2017 - Cactus and Succulent Show at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden.  We will have many prize winning plants to see, presentations and demonstrations.

Information about plants
Plant information may be found here.  Checkout the new article on potting soils which lists recipes from several members.

Cactus & Succulent Video!

Landscaping Southwest is a program that investigates water-wise landscaping and gardening.  This video looks at the La Mesa Community Garden in the first half and Ralph Peters' xeric yard and his cactus & succulent collection in the second half.  It shows cacti, succulents, and other native plants (ocotillos, penstemons,...) used in landscaping and discusses their cultivation.

Field Trips to Mesa Garden
On October 8, 2013, we went on a field trip to Mesa Garden to see all the mesembs in flower; see the picture gallery
On March 22, 2014, we went on a field trip to Mesa Garden to see cacti and some mesembs in flower; see the picture gallery.
We also had a great potluck dinner after spending time in the greenhouses.  Steven and Linda Brack were great hosts -- Thank you!

Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig.  A new gallery is up for Late Fall 2016!

Useful links for information on the web may be found here.

Club Information Club information including a membership application, new member information, a  library list, show information, show tags and show posters may be found here.
What does the society do?  Get an idea from a list of recent events.
CSSNM Spring Show & Sale results have been compiled by Daniel Finley.  Thank you to all that helped make the show and sale a success.