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Our Purpose
The San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society was organized in 1977. Its mission is to promote the study,
propagation and public awareness of cacti and other succulent plants.
The San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society held its first meeting on August 17, 1977 with 20 people in attendance and
the first officers were elected. Click here to view the first meeting minutes.
Benefits of Membership
Members of SACXS are eligible to participate in many interesting activities and events throughout the year, for example,
the Club Show and Sale every April, private and commercial greenhouse and material yard tours, the Annual Club Picnic in
July and the Christmas Dinner Party in December, exciting day or overnight field trips to private ranches for plant and
rock hunts and public lands for identifying plants and picture taking, educational guest speakers at monthly meetings and
a members-only library containing many volumes on cacti and succulents.
Members are encouraged to participate in SACXS regular meetings by bringing extra plants as a donation to the Club’s
raffles. Throughout the year, club members may be called upon to assist with refreshments or to bring plants for auction
at the monthly meetings. Members may also volunteer to participate in club sponsored activities such as Club Sales or
members may be asked to hold a position on the Board.
Several SACXS members are commercial vendors of cacti and succulents or other plant related businesses, such as
landscaping or hand-made pottery. We encourage networking among our membership so check them out on our Vendors
page.
History
If You Are Interested
Regular monthly meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at the San Antonio Garden Center located at
3310 N. New Braunfels, at N. New Braunfels and Funston (parking entrance is off of Funston); however, please be sure to
check our Events page as our club occasionally meets at members’ homes if an educational activity is planned, such as,
installing a rock, cactus and succulent garden or closing-in and opening-up a greenhouse. You may also call any of our
Board members for information. Guests are welcome at regular meetings and we look forward to your interest and
participation.
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