Victoria Cactus & Succulent Society

Welcome to the Homepage of the Victoria Cactus & Succulent Society

“To learn, to grow, to show, to share”


Victoria is situated on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Our club was founded in 1992 and currently has 30 members.  We are a group of friendly amateur hobbyists.  At our meetings we learn about the culture and habitats of cacti and succulents from around the world. We share information about how to grow and propagate these fascinating plants.   We hold a spring and a fall show and sale where we display our plants and share our hobby with the public. We are affiliated with the Cactus & Succulent Society of America.

We meet at 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month, except July, August and December.  Our meetings are held at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Road in Victoria.  Meetings are always entertaining as well as educational with speakers, slide shows and demonstrations.  Our club is fortunate to have an extensive lending library with books available to members at each meeting.  We always have lots of interesting plants on our raffle table.  Yummy refreshments too.  Visitors to our meetings are always welcome.  Come check us out, see what we’re all about!


Membership $20 for individuals and $30 for a family.   

Benefits of membership include use of the VCSS library, participation in club events including day trips to other club show and sales, summer socials and holiday events, garden and greenhouse tours and discounts at local nurseries. 



Upcoming Events


Please note these dates and mark your calendars!


Jan 30 7:30 PM will start our first meeting of 2013

There will be a short executive meeting starting at 6:30

This will be followed by an opportunity for members to buy and sell plants, drink coffee, eat cookies or just mingle.

Our program will have Josef giving a small introductory talk on Succulent Growing Techniques.

This will be followed by Bert giving a short slideshow on highlights of flowering succulents for 2012.


Future slide show-lectures will include Growing Cactus in Taiwan and Xiamen Botanical Garden – Chinas Largest Outdoor Desert Garden.

So keep posted as you will not want to miss these exciting lectures!


15-20 June 2013

CSSA Conference

Hyatt Regency

Austin, Texas




Executive - 2013

President: Bert Hendriksen

Vice President: Josef Krejcirik

Secretary: Gloria Kunz

Treasurer: B. Wright

Special Events: R. Hahn

Librarian: K. Collis

Membership Registrar: Laurel Schoenrank


Contact: R. Hahn





C&S Society Links


Cactus & Succulent Society of America


British Cactus and Succulent Society


Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia


Desert Plant Society of Vancouver


Cactus & Succulent Society of Alberta


Toronto Cactus & Succulent Club


Ottawa and Area Cactus & Succulent Group


South Alberta Cactus and Succulent Society





Interesting Links


The cactus and succulent plant mall  ← Our website provider!


Beaver Creek Greenhouses  ← Fruitvale British Columbia!

Mesa Garden  ← Cactus & Succulent Seeds (USA)

The Amateurs' Digest   Victoria British Columbia!

Valley Succulents   ← Courtenay British Columbia!    ← VCSS member - Josef’s Cactus & Succulent photos (EXCELENT SITE!!!)  ← Informative site!



Photo of our Societies Cactus & Succulent setup at Royal Roads 2003