Austin Cactus 
& Succulent Society

Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden

    7:00 pm - Refreshments and Conversations

    7:30 pm - Program: Propagation by Seed by Richard Stamper


    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden

    7:00 pm - Refreshments and Conversations

    7:30 pm - Program: TBD by Ernesto Sandoval

    Ernesto Sandoval
    From a very early age, Ernesto Sandoval has been wondering and seeking answers to why plants grow and look the way they do. Now he explains and interprets the world of plants to people of a variety of ages and experiences from K-12 to professionals and Master Gardeners. He regularly lectures to western Garden Clubs throughout the year and particularly to succulent clubs throughout California and adjoining states. Succulents and desert plants are his particular passion within his general passion for plants. He describes himself as a "Jose of All Plants, master of None." Ernesto thoroughly enjoys helping others, and gardeners in particular, to understand why and how plants do what they do. He has done roadside identification from a very young age. When he was about 13, he asked his dad why one tree was pruned a particular way and another tree another way. His dad answered bluntly, "because that's the way you do it." Since then he's been learning and teaching himself the answers to those and many other questions about the biology of plants by getting a degree at UC Davis in Botany. Because of his interest, he worked his way from student weeder/waterer to Director over the last 25 years at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. He has long left the "mow, blow and go" landscape gardening world. He has immersed himself in the world of polyculture and biodiversity by growing several thousand types of plants, many of them succulents, at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. Several of his favorite garden projects involved converting lawns and/or water loving landscapes to drought tolerant and diversity filled gardens! He likes to promote plant liberation by encouraging gardeners of all sorts to grow more plants in the ground when possible.

    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden

    7:00 pm - Refreshments and Conversations

    7:30 pm - Program: TBD


    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 02 Sep 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden


    Labor Day Weekend
    Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2

    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Plant show with specimen cacti and succulent plants from around the world
    • Plant sales with vendors from Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma
    • Handcrafted pottery
    • Daily silent auction and hourly plant raffles
    • FREE admission with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children & seniors)
    • Expert advice and free literature available
    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden

    7:00 pm - Refreshments and Conversations

    7:30 pm - Program: TBD by Woody Minnich


Past events

01 Jun 2018 Zilker BEERtanical Garden Party
17 May 2018 May ACSS Meeting
19 Apr 2018 ACSS Meeting
14 Apr 2018 ACSS Spring Show & Sale
15 Mar 2018 ACSS Meeting
15 Feb 2018 ACSS Meeting
18 Jan 2018 ACSS Meeting
21 Dec 2017 ACSS Holiday Party
16 Nov 2017 ACSS Meeting
05 Nov 2017 Cycad Day 2017
19 Oct 2017 ACSS Meeting
21 Sep 2017 ACSS Meeting
02 Sep 2017 ACSS Fall Show & Sale
17 Aug 2017 ACSS Meeting
26 Jul 2017 CSSA Biennial Convention
20 Jul 2017 ACSS Meeting
30 Jun 2017 CSSA Show & Sale
17 Jun 2017 Oracle Gorge Nursery Open House
15 Jun 2017 ACSS Meeting
18 May 2017 ACSS Meeting
27 Apr 2017 San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale
20 Apr 2017 ACSS Meeting
01 Apr 2017 ACSS Spring Show & Sale
25 Mar 2017 Zilker Garden Festival
24 Mar 2017 Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy Starlight Social
16 Mar 2017 ACSS Meeting
16 Feb 2017 ACSS Meeting
19 Jan 2017 ACSS Meeting
17 Nov 2016 ACSS Meeting
20 Oct 2016 ACSS Meeting
15 Sep 2016 ACSS Meeting
03 Sep 2016 ACSS Fall Show & Sale
18 Aug 2016 ACSS Meeting
21 Jul 2016 ACSS Meeting
01 Jul 2016 CSSA Show & Sale
16 Jun 2016 ACSS Meeting
09 Jun 2016 15th Biennial Mid States Cactus & Succulent Conference
19 May 2016 ACSS Meeting
21 Apr 2016 ACSS Meeting
21 Apr 2016 San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale
16 Apr 2016 ACSS Spring Show & Sale
02 Apr 2016 Zilker Garden Festival
17 Mar 2016 ACSS Meeting
18 Feb 2016 ACSS Meeting
21 Jan 2016 ACSS Meeting
17 Dec 2015 ACSS Holiday Party
19 Nov 2015 ACSS Meeting
15 Oct 2015 ACSS Meeting
03 Oct 2015 TACSS Fall Seminar
27 Sep 2015 HCSS Show & Sale
26 Sep 2015 HCSS Show & Sale
17 Sep 2015 ACSS Meeting
06 Sep 2015 ACSS Fall Show & Sale
05 Sep 2015 ACSS Fall Show & Sale
20 Aug 2015 ACSS Meeting
21 Jul 2015 ACSS Meeting
18 Jun 2015 ACSS Meeting
14 Jun 2015 2015 CSSA Biennial Convention
06 Jun 2015 21st Annual Austin Pond and Garden Tour
21 May 2015 ACSS Meeting
10 May 2015 FWCSS Show & Sale
09 May 2015 KCCSS Show & Sale
09 May 2015 FWCSS Show & Sale
08 May 2015 KCCSS Show & Sale
08 May 2015 FWCSS Show & Sale
03 May 2015 HCSS Spring Sale
02 May 2015 HCSS Spring Sale
25 Apr 2015 SACXS Show & Sale
24 Apr 2015 SACXS Show & Sale
23 Apr 2015 SACXS Show & Sale
16 Apr 2015 ACSS Meeting
16 Apr 2015 Texas Master Gardener State Conference
05 Apr 2015 ACSS Spring Show & Sale
04 Apr 2015 TACSS Spring Business Meeting
04 Apr 2015 ACSS Spring Show & Sale
29 Mar 2015 Zilker Garden Festival
28 Mar 2015 Zilker Garden Festival
19 Mar 2015 ACSS Meeting
14 Mar 2015 Cactus Garden Cleanup at Zilker Botanical Garden
19 Feb 2015 ACSS Meeting
20 Nov 2014 ACSS Meeting
16 Oct 2014 ACSS Meeting
18 Sep 2014 ACSS Meeting
29 Aug 2014 Show & Sale Setup
17 Jul 2014 ACSS Meeting
27 Jun 2014 CSSA Annual Show & Sale
19 Jun 2014 ACSS Meeting
15 May 2014 ACSS Meeting
17 Apr 2014 ACSS Meeting

Show and Sale Spring 2014 - Photo Courtesy of Angel A. Valero
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