The monthly meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium of 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 and to confirm the meeting date and time, which may be subject to change from the regular schedule.
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!
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