West Coast Cactus + Succulent Scene

Welcome to Atomkinder

A community built for and by cactus and succulent lovers. Meet some of these people by reading about their stories below.

I remember the first time I saw an Astrophytum asterias cv. Super Kabuto and I had to look it up. I thought the patterns were painted on. That is how foreign and perfect they looked to me!
As humans we perceive natural phenomena as taking ages, yet in the eyes of the earth the growth, erosion, decay and destruction it performs on itself is just the blink of an eye.
I started to notice plants, specifically cacti and the Trichocereus genus via the Chavin de Huantar cultural site in Peru. I went down the rabbit hole and consumed all the information I could find about these plants.

Sales & Shows

CSSA Annual Show & Sale

June 28//10:00 am - June 30//5:00 pm
The Huntington,
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States

Orange County C&S Summer Sale

July 19//12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Anaheim United Methodist Church,
1000 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92806 United States

Orange County C&S Summer Sale

July 20//9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Anaheim United Methodist Church,
1000 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92806 United States

Inter-City Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale

August 2//8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles County Arboretum,
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States

Monthly Meetings

Sacramento C&S Society

June 24//8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shepard Garden and Arts Center,
3330 McKinley Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816 United States

Gates C&S Society

July 3//6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ark,
1307 East Citrus Av
Redlands, CA 92374 United States

Fresno C&S Society

July 4//8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church,
1084 W Bullard Ave
Fresno, CA 93711 United States

Carmichael C&S Society

July 4//10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carmichael Park Clubhouse,
5750 Grant Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608 United States

What is it?

Atomkinder is a labor of love. Love for cacti and succulents. Love for the people that help grow, preserve, protect, and educate other people about these amazing plants.

Our goal is to help spread the word about this wonderful scene, and to highlight other people that are doing the same. Every week we will feature some of these growers, collectors, educators in our Spotlights section. Hopefully their insight into the hobby will help all of us grow.

Clubs + Societies

We want to help you and your organization get the word out about your meetings and other activities. We do our best to keep information up to date for all of the different clubs and societies out there, but we count on you to help keep that information accurate and current.

Use the form below to send us a message. Let us know if we missed your organization in our directory, or if there are any details that need to be updated. Use the form below to contact us. Help us help you.