Cactus & Succulent Society of NM Meetings

*The Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico meets the third Friday of most months in the Patio Room of the Garden Center.  Educational and entertaining presentations usually begin at about 7:45 p.m.  Visitors are welcome.  Please join us to learn more about these fascinating plants, or just enjoy the beautiful pictures of plants and places many of us will never have the opportunity to visit.

  • Until safely able to meet in person, CSSNM is meeting virtually by Zoom.  Please email CSSofNM@gmail.com to request an invitation to the meeting and presentation.  Presentations are recorded and made available for a limited time through a link to YouTube on the CSSNM website, http://www.new-mexico.cactus-society.org/ in “Recent Events”

November 19, 2021: Bert Hendricksen from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada has been experimenting with growing cacti and succulents outside in a cold and wet climate for several decades. He has found some amazing discoveries regarding plant hardiness. He will talk about his garden and the plants that he has been growing.  Yes under his conditions the absolute cold is not as deep as in NM, but his cold is long and constant and very wet. Usually these conditions spell doom for cacti. He is growing a lot of surprising plants, primarily South American cacti, like Echinopsis, Lobivia, Cleistocactus, Oreocereus, as well as a lot of North American plants like Echinocereus, Ferocactus, and Agaves.

Presentations for 2022:  To be announced.  Check the CSSNM website for up-to-date information.