Cactus & Succulent Society  of Greater Chicago

News and Events

2019 Meetings & Events


January 9
Topic: Introduction to Joshua Tree National Park

February 13
Topic: Visiting Huntington Botanic Gardens

March 13
Topic: Understanding Winter Growers and Summer Growers

April 10
NWU Grad Student Matthew Wang
Topic: population/conservation genetics specifically regarding rare cact

April 14, Sunday, 1 pm - 3 pm

special presentation at Garfield Park Conservatory
Artist Tyler Thrasher
Topic: Starting from seed, growing and cultivating mesembryanthemums

May 8

Spring Auction Club Fundraiser!

All are invited to participate in our annual Spring auction when members clear out their collections and we offer them up for auction to help fund CSSGC. Careful, the bidding can get sticky!!!

June 12

July 10
Topic: Show plant preparation

July 20 & 21

Annual Show and Sale at Chicago Botanic Gardens

August 14

August Date TBA
3rd Annual Showcase and Sale at Chicago Botanic Garden as guests of the Midwest Bonsai Society

September 11
Annual Fall Auction Club Fundraiser!

October 9

November 13

December 11
Annual Holiday Party!!

Meeting begins at 7 p.m. enter as early as 6:30 p.m.
River Forest Community Center
8020 Madison Street, River Forest, IL

Everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity to start or increase your collection and maybe join the club as well!

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Special Events

   December 12, 2013

             Holiday Party
Bring a Dish to Share
        Grab Bag: $10 limit 
Club Raffle

                    March                        Chicago Garden & Flower Show at Navy Pier

Sponsored By: Ted’s Greenhouse

We always NEED volunteers to work our booth!!! Please contact Bill Able directly to help.

         July 19th & 20th           25th Annual Show & Sale at Chicago Botanic Gardens

        Sponsored By: Ted’s Greenhouse

September 12th
Annual Club Auction
non-members welcome
Plant and plant related materials
(Bid's start at $1)
All items are donated by CSSGC members & friends
Please bring a treat to




Call (708) 489-6171 for a recorded message about upcoming meetings/events.

You may also leave a message with questions and a member will call you back.