About Us

Our Roots

Cactus and Succulent Society of Massachusetts (CSSM) is an affiliate club of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.  We were founded by local MA horticultural legend Art Scarpa in 1991.  Art and many members who joined in the first few years of the CSSM's existence are still actively involved as major contributors to the society.  We have new members joining all the time.

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It's All About the Plants

Our Society meets monthly in Norfolk, MA to share our common interests in growing and learning about cacti and succulent plants.  


If you are interested in these beautiful and unusual plants, the CSSM is an excellent place to learn more about them.  Fellow plant lovers, beginners and experts alike, are welcome to join us. 

Meetings take place on the third Saturday of the month from 1-4 pm at the Norfolk Public Library, in Norfolk,  MA.  Meetings consist of:


  • Educational program,
  • Plant raffle,
  • Plant auction,
  • and plenty of time for socializing and trading plants

Refreshments including sandwiches, baked goods, and drinks are provided for  a small donation.

Learn a Thing or Two With Us

Do you want to learn more about cacti and succulents?  Have a mystery plant needing classification?  Need to divide a large plant?


Let CSSM help you out!  We have a great group of knowledgeable members who can answer your plant questions - join us at our next CSSM meeting.  In the meantime, you can check out our online Plant Resources.