About the Society
We are an enthusiastic group of 'casual amateurs' who are fascinated by cacti and succulent plants. We meet monthly to discuss our hobby, to watch slide shows and to display our plants as they grow and flower.
The degree of interest of our members ranges from novice growers and casual hobbyists who like cacti and succulents because of their bizarre habits (of the plants, although according to some spouses - of the enthusiasts, too), to collectors and growers involved in specialized propagation of rare and endangered species. Collections range in size from the window ledge variety, to multiple greenhouses. Our membership includes those who have worldwide contacts, those who attend international and regional conferences, and those who regularly travel to destinations around the world to see plants in habitat. We share our interests in studying, collecting, growing and the conservation of cacti and succulents.
Events & Workshops
Discount of $5 for seniors, students or disabled
Members in good standing have many privileges, such as borrowing library books, participating in the Show and Sale, receiving the newsletter and more
Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in July, August and December) at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, in the Cedar Room. Meetings start at 7:30 PM. Visitors welcome at no charge.
The meetings start at 7:30 PM but members are encouraged to arrive earlier for 'succulent' chatter, and to browse among the 'spine-tingling' library collection and view plants on display and for sale. Visitors and new members are welcome! Make new friends and meet enthusiastic 'cactophiles' who can answer all your questions and help you get your plants to flower and grow!
Contacts: By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Smith - (604)996-4971
Dirk Himschoot - (604)825-1447
Mailing address: Desert Plant Society of Vancouver
29656 Old Yale Rd