Meetings CANCELED until further notice

Due to the restrictions from COVID-19 response, as well as our concern for our member’s health, we will not have meetings until further notice.  Please stay healthy!

SBCSS meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (except December and July – see calendar).  Doors open about 7pm.

Each month we host a featured speaker and raffle a wide variety of plants.  Members often share free cuttings from their own gardens, show special plants on the display table, and bring refreshments to share.

Our meetings are open to the public. Help to set-up and clean-up are most appreciated.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 909 North La Cumbre Road 93110 near the upper State Street area of Santa Barbara. Parking and entry to the church are accessed via North La Cumbre Road. Click here for a map.




Annual dues:  Dual/Family $18  &  Individuals $15

Dues are for the calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31) and may be paid by check payable to “SBCSS”.

Benefits include a monthly newsletter, monthly meetings, library privileges and one free plant per membership at our annual December Holiday Party & Potluck.

For more information please “click here for a pdf brochure” or send an email to


Our mission is to provide opportunities for fellowship and exchange of information among persons sharing an interest in succulents; to encourage, promote and support all aspects of the responsible collection, culture, study and conservation of succulent plants; and to provide opportunities for the exchange and exhibition of succulent plants.

The Santa Barbara Cactus & Succulent Society was established in 1976 and is an affiliate member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

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The SBCSS has a rather extensive collection of cactus and succulent related books and journals. To view a complete list of our library holdings, click here. For members wanting to reserve a book or journal, please send an email that includes the book#, title and author to

June 2020 Meeting Canceled

The Board of the Santa Barbara Cactus and Succulent Society sadly cancels the June 2020 meeting due to the current Stay Safer at Home directive from our Governor. We hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy. We look forward to being able to resume our regularly scheduled meetings.