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Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society
 Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society
Meeting in the San Fernando Valley.

Come and Join Us!
Welcome to the website of the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society. Our club is comprised of diverse individuals from throughout the southland who share a passion for cacti and succulents. We meet monthly in the San Fernando Valley to enjoy stimulating presentations, hands-on workshops, plant sales, mini-shows, raffles, trading, and other activities. In addition, we offer field trips to member gardens, nurseries, and private collections. To serve the greater community, we recently upgraded the Cactus and Succulent Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center by planting many new species. Our June Drought Tolerant Plant Festival is one of the highlights of the year.

We eagerly share the joys and benefits of collecting and cultivating cacti and succulents to new hobbyists. We invite you to attend our general meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Sepulveda Garden Center in the San Fernando Valley. We hope to see you at a meeting soon. 

Joyce Schumann

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society (LACSS) cultivates the study and enjoyment of cacti and succulent plants through educational programs and activities that promote the hobby within a community of fellow enthusiasts and among the greater public.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM . 
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm

Speaker- Buck Hemenway
Buck Hemenway and his wife Yvonne are enthusiastic growers of succulent plants. Their one time hobby has turned in to the Prickly Palace nursery, which supplies cacti and succulents to the retail nursery trade. He is Past President of the San Gabriel Valley C&SS and Gates Cactus & Succulent Society, and currently serves on the board of Cactus & Succulent Society of America.. Both are “Northern” people. Yvonne is Canadian and Buck was born and raised in Portland.

They have traveled to Southern Africa on four separate occasions, recently visiting southwest Namibia as well as the Karoos in South Africa. They have a continuing love affair with South Africa and have purchased property there with the intent to move to the Little Karoo. 

The talk is titled “The Klein Karoo, Succulent Wonderland”. It is an exploration of one of the most prolific succulent growing areas on earth. Fabulous plants and the future home of the Hemenways.

Join us on an exploration of one of the world’s hot spots of succulent diversity. Aloes, haworthias, crassulas, stapeliads and mesembs abound in this succulent wonderland.

November Plants of the Month
Cacti:  Miniatures
Succullents: Miniatures