Meetings and Events

SFSCS holds several meetings and events every month and throughout the year. To be kept informed of the latest upcoming meetings and events, please consider joining SFSCS.

Monthly Meetings

Our Monthly Meetings feature informative presentations on habitat visitations to topics on specific types of succulent plants or cacti. Each meeting features a grower offering plants not often available elsewhere. Meetings also include a raffle for plants propagated by the club, a show and tell table with an informative discussion of the plants on display, refreshments, and more! Please come visit the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society. First time visitors receive a free plant!

The monthly meetings are scheduled for 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.

Annual Show and Sale

Our Annual Plant Show & Sale, held every June, brings in numerous vendors from California and beyond selling succulents, cacti, bromeliads, pottery and more. Don't miss the show which features a diverse collection of amazing plants to inspire us all! It is located in the Gallery in the San Francisco County Fair Building, located at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (map at the right). Our next show and sale will be on June 10-11, 2017.

Annual Field Trip

SFSCS charters a bus once a year for a plant adventure to botanical gardens, nurseries, wineries and other picturesque stops in Northern California. It's a fun and memorable way to get to know other members and to see and buy nice plants.

Winter Solstice Party

Every December, instead of having a presenter, the club holds a Winter Solstice Potluck featuring delicious food, raffles, cool hats, a gift exchange and plenty of good company. Location is in the San Francisco County Fair Building, located at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (map at the right).

Board Meetings

The Board meets every fourth Tuesday at 7:15pm to discuss club business (our 'December' meeting occurs in early January). It is open to current members who want to attend. Meeting location is in the Garden Club Room in the San Francisco County Fair Building, located at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (map at the right). It is right behind the Recreation Room used for many of our monthly meetings.

Some of our previous monthly meeting topics and presenters:

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