Cactus & Succulent Society of San Jose
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Welcome, Visitors!

The Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose (CSSSJ) welcomes you to our website.

The CSSSJ is a diverse group of people with a mutual interest in and fascination for cacti and other succulent plants.

Succulent plants are among the most bizarre, beautiful, and varied in the entire plant kingdom. If you share our interest in these fascinating and unique plants, or just want to learn more, we invite you to join us at our meetings and have some fun.

If you’d like to become a member, you can do so for $15 a person, or $20 a couple. See the Membership Page for additional details, as well as the membership form.

Upcoming Events

Club Field Trip: Tour of UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, Sunday, May 1, 2022, 11 AM

Our May Meeting and program will be a guided private tour of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum by renowned Dudleya expert Stephen McCabe. Stephen has worked at the Arboretum for 30 years and still takes care of a good number of Dudleya there since his retirement. It will indeed be a special treat to have him lead our group on this tour!

Plan on meeting in visitor parking near the South African Area, and we will begin the tour at 11 am. The tour will last approximately one hour. If you’d like to download or print out a visitor guide before your visit, you can grab the PDF.

General admission and guided-tour fees will be covered by the club for CSSSJ members. During our guided tour, we are asking that participants wear a mask. Please RSVP, so we may get an accurate head count, by April 30th via email:

Plan ahead for potential “beach traffic” and allow for extra drive time.

Before you leave the Arboretum, you may want to visit Norrie’s Gift Shop for plants or gifts. If you’d like to make a day of it, here are some great places “over the hill” to explore:

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