The Bakersfield Cactus and Succulent Society

The Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Tuesday of each month in Room 1B at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office at 1300 17th St, Bakersfield. A "social half-hour" begins at 6:30 PM and the real meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! This MAP might help you find the place.

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NEXT MEETING: January 14, 2020
Cacti, Cold Hardy and Rock Gardens
presented by Marcia Tatroe

Marcia was Sunset Gardens’ Rocky Mountain correspondent for 20 years, is the author of several books and whose private garden in Centennial is a destination for all serious garden nerds in her region. She uses cacti and succulents throughout her small but packed garden. With some how-to and some inspiration, she shows how to display these dramatic, whimsical and versatile plants in gardens and landscapes.

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January 14th BCSS Meeting: "Cacti, Cold Hardy and Rock Gardens" by Marcia Tatroe

January 18th: Desert Forum at the Huntington Gardens

February 11th BCSS Meeting: "Nature's Geometry, Succulents" (A New Book) by Russel Ray

Succulent Garden Work Day: To Be Announced

Things you may want to bring: hand weeding tools, knee-pad, bottled water, maybe a bucket, gloves and be prepared to get dirty, especially if the soil is wet.

Cal State Garden

Garden Work (Weeding) Days: In the past our workdays have been held on a Sunday from 9AM-Noon. This has always had the best turnout compared to other days. However, I would like your input on when you might be able to come and help. Please email me with suggestions at:

Stephen Cooley

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See some pictures from our 2014 Show and Sale!

Comments? Questions? email: thecactuspatch
Come Join The Crowd! Do you have a couple of friends who are interested in Cacti and Succulents? Give them a gentle nudge in the direction of one of our meetings. They'll thank you for it later!