The Desert Garden

Facts and Figures

25th Succulent Plants Symposium


The Jumping Cholla Newsletter


International Succulent Introductions: New and Rare Succulents

Schick Echinopsis Hybrids 1996-2004 Catalog

The Desert Garden



National and International Cactus and Succulent Societies


Cactus and Succulent Society of America -- Founded in 1929 with around 100 affiliated clubs nationally. Publishes the CSSA Journal and the yearbook Haseltonia.
British Cactus and Succulent Society -- Formed in 1983 BCCS publishes the quarterly Journal and yearbook Bradleya.
Sociedad Mexicana de Cactología, A. C. -- Mexican Cactus Society -- A non-profit organization of amateurs and scientists. Publishes a quarterly magazine Cactáceas y Suculentas Mexicanas.
Italian Cactus Society -- A worldwide association of cactus lovers. Publishes the journal Cactus & Co.
Succulent Society of South Africa -- Specializes in South African succulents and publishes the yearly journal Aloe.
The Cactus and Succulent Mall --- An Internet resource for all growers of cacti and succulent plants. Maintains extensive weblinks to growers and organizations worldwide.



Cactus and Succulent Gardens


The Living Desert -- Palm Springs, California -- Established in 1970 the Living Desert is the only zoological and botanical park specializing in just one entire ecosystem.
Desert Botanical Garden -- Phoenix, Arizona -- Located in Papago Park the garden is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, research, and conservation of desert plants of the Southwestern United States.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum -- Superior, Arizona -- The mission of the arboretum is to instill in people an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research and conservation opportunities associated with arid land plants.
South African National Biodiversity Institute -- Cape Town, South Africa -- Home to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden specializing in South African plants.
Arizona Desert Museum -- Tucson, Arizona -- A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.
Rio Grande Botanical Garden -- Albuquerque, New Mexico -- The Garden currently encompasses 20 developed acres, including a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory housing native and exotic plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones and a seasonal butterfly conservatory featuring hundreds of free-flying North American butterflies and moths.
Denver Botanic Gardens -- Denver, Colorado -- Along with the Roads Water-Smart Garden, Dryland Mesa and the Laura Smith Porter Plains Garden, these innovative designs serve as drought-tolerant gardening models and showcase native and adapted plants that thrive in Western gardens.
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens -- Brooklyn, New York -- The Desert Pavilion in The Steinhardt Conservatory houses plants from arid regions in both the Old and New World.
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