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
Webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356

To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address:

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Holiday Party!  Setup starts at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm.  It is a pot-luck with the club providing meat and members bringing side-dishes, salads, soups, breads, deserts,...  Everyone is encouraged to bring a few pictures etc. for short (~10 minutes) presentations after dinner.

Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019 - Spring Show and Sale at the Albuquerque Garden Center from 10am to 4 pm both days.

Information about plants
Plant information may be found here.  Checkout the article on potting soils which lists recipes from several members.  Collecting wild plants is generally discouraged -- see why!

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.

Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents and seedlings courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig.  A new gallery is up for July - October 2018 with 32 photos! 

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

Club Information
Club information including a membership application, new member information, newsletters, current officers, a library list, show information, show tags, show posters and vendor information... 
We have a new newsletter and pictures from the Labor Day show at the ABQ Botanic Garden.  The library list has been updated!  Check it out as our library is large.

What does the society do?  Get an idea from a list of recent events.