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,

Trichocereus flowers

Trichocereus flowers in yard
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Upcoming Events 
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.  Please sign up for a few hours to host the show!

September 14-17, 2017 - Show at the NM State Fair.  Setup is Wednesday, Sept. 13 between 4 pm and 7 pm.  We will take our plants home on Sunday evening after about 7 pm or on Monday morning from 9 am to 11 am.  Please sign up to talk to people at the fair and watch the plants.  This link has general information on the CSSNM's State Fair show.

September 15, 2017 - No regular meeting!

Thunder River erupting from a cliff in the Grand Canyon
October, 20, 2017 - Ralph Peters will talk about a backpacking trip to Thunder River in the Grand Canyon.  He saw lots of nice scenery and interesting plants.  Check out the picture gallery!

November 17, 2017 - Doug Dawson from Phoenix will talk about the genus Lithops (living stones) from South Africa.

Saturday, December 9 - Holiday Party starting about 6 pm

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 May and June 2017 with 48 photos!

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.