The San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society, Incorporated, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Hobbyists
and researchers came together to educate the public about the beauty and uniqueness of these remarkable plants and was founded May
6, 1961. The public is welcome to join the Society, whether an expert, amateur, or beginner. Also, visitors and friends are always
Regular meetings are held in Room 101, Casa Del Prado, across the street from the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.
The meetings are typically held on the second Saturday of each month. Call the San Diego Floral Association at 619-232-5762 or write
to: SDC&SS, P.O. Box 33181, San Diego, CA 92163-3181, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Annual dues are listed
on the membership application for the SDCSS in this brochure. Paid membership includes a subscription to the bulletin, Espinas y Flores,
published monthly, library privileges and inclusion in many other activities.
If you are visiting from another part of California,
the U.S., or the world, please write to receive information regarding the closest society to you.
Our monthly meetings highlight a
cactus and a succulent, “Plant of the Month.” These plants are described in an article in the preceding monthly bulletin. Many members
also bring in their best plant for our “Brag Table.”
A refreshment break during the middle of the meeting allows members to look over
our free plant exchange table. Others may purchase plants and supplies at favorable club prices, take advantage of our library, and/or
visit with others.
The highlight of each meeting is a program that begins shortly after the break. We invite renowned scholars, growers,
botanists, explorers and advanced hobbyists to speak. A question and answer period follows.
All members are encouraged to participate
and contribute toward the Society. Our annual plant shows and sales typically occur during the second Saturday in February, and the
first weekend in June. Participation in these events and others is appreciated and encouraged.