Monthly Meetings

The monthly meetings occur on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM, and they are held in the Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, located at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (map at the right). Be sure to check our home page for the latest program topic.

Monthly meetings cover a wide range of subjects, from habitat exploration to plant cultivation to creative staging of specimen plants.

Growers or presenters bring unusual, unique plants not often available elsewhere.

A plant-themed show and tell table features members’ succulents accompanied by an informative discussion of their native habitats and local cultivation requirements by our local plant experts.

A display of informative and colorful books from our extensive library.

Come see what we’re about—see you at the next meeting!

Click here to see a list of our recent posted meetings


Some of our past monthly meeting topics and speakers:

Delightful Dudleyas, Fantastic Ferocacti, and Amazing Agaves: A Trip to Baja California with Brian Kemble

Lemurs, Lizards and Aloes: Madagascar Revisited with Kelly Griffin

Plant Hunting in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa with Ted Kipping

Nature and Plant Diversity in Patagonia with Guillermo Rivera

Growing and Showing Caudiciforms with Keith Taylor

My Favorite Plant presented by our members

Haworthias in Habitat by Mary Parisi

Echeverias in Habitat and Cultivation by Brian Kemble

Inner and Outer Workings of Succulent Plants: The Science Without the Jargon by Ernesto Sandoval

Cacti of Peru: Land of the Incas by Guillermo Rivera

The Succulent Karoo by Rob Skillin

On to Winter by Marilyn Mangle and Brian Kemble

Mexico, Off the Beaten Path by Julia Etter & Martin Kristen

The Succulents and Cacti of Northern Chile by Walter Teague

The Succulents of the Canary Islands by Rudolf Schulz

Plant Taxonomists and Other Garden Pests: Recent Changes in Succulent Taxonomy and Why by Dr. Dean Kelch

Phytotourism in Yemen by Bob Webb and Toni Yocum

Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada by Stephen Ingram

Valley of the Río Huaúra, Perú by Leo Martin

Cactus and Succulent Fun by the Organic Mechanics