14th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show

Sponsored by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society necps.org

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, September 10, 2017 , 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
At the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts - Directions


Admission to the NECPS show is FREE with the purchase of regular admission to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Admission: Adults $15.00, Seniors (65+) $10.00, Youth (6-18) $5.00
Massachusetts EBT Cardholders (any age): $2. We admit up to four guests with one EBT card.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Members & Children under 5 FREE
Military Personnel, Veterans, and Military Families: 20% off general admission year-round with a valid Military ID or Dependent ID.
Guests must pay admission to the Garden to visit Twigs cafe and the Garden Shop.

This is the largest collection of carnivorous plants displayed annually on the East Coast!

Plant lovers and all those who enjoy something different will be able to get up close to view hundreds of carnivorous plants exhibited by the members of the NECPS. There are over 750 currently recognized carnivorous and protocarnivorous plant species and many more hybrids. We strive to represent plants from each carnivorous plant genus.

Aldrovanda, Brocchinia, Byblis, Catopsis, Cephalotus, Darlingtonia, Dionaea, Drosera, Drosophyllum, Genlisea, Heliamphora, Nepenthes, Philcoxia, Pinguicula, Roridula, Sarracenia, Stylidium, Triphyophyllum and Utricularia.

Visit the Venus Fly Trap Feeding Area where you can observe up close how these plants devour insects. Attend Free Seminars on the care and cultivation of carnivorous plants. Plants and growing accessories will be available for purchase for both novice and experienced growers from respected Carnivorous Plant Vendors and the NECPS and it's members. Society members will be present both days to explain how the plants feed, what they eat, where they live, and how they can be grown and enjoyed at home.

Visitors can expect to see carnivorous plants from all over the world including carnivorous plants that grow locally throughout New England!

Hundreds of plants are scheduled to be on display! Lots of opportunities for photographers!

LIVE Venus Fly Trap feedings!


Talks and Presentations
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
11:00 AM - "Carnivorous Plants of New England" given by Natch Greyes
1:00 PM - "Growing Federally Endangered and State Protected Plants" given by Tim Estep
2:00 PM - "Dionain, the Digestive Enzyme of Venus Flytrap" given by Emmi Kurosawa
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
11:00 AM - "Starting a Carnivorous Plant Terrarium" given by Chris Lane
1:00 PM - "Importing Plants into the United States" given by Tim Estep
2:00 PM - "Building and Maintaining an Outside Bog" given by Dave Sackett


Harvard Forest, Aaron Ellison - http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/aaron-ellison
Black Jungle, Michael Wallitis - http://www.blackjungle.com/
Carnivorous Journey, Alvin Liu - http://www.carnivorousjourney.com
Carnivorous Nursery, Natch Greyes - http://ngcarnivorousplants.com/
Native Exotics, Ryan Georgia - https://nativeexoticsonline.com/
The little plant company, Jason Austin - https://www.thelittleplantcompany.com/
New England Carnivorous Plant Society - http://www.necps.org/

Also Emmi Kurosawa and Tom Chadwyck

This page will be updated as more information becomes available. For more information contact the NECPS.

The New England Carnivorous Plant Society
P.O. Box 158
Dracut, MA 01826

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