Admission to the Show is FREE for all NECPS Members! And admission to the NECPS show is also 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.
- Tower Hill General Admission Rates And Guidelines -
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.
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!
LIVE Venus Fly Trap feedings!
Hundreds of plants are scheduled to be on display! Lots of opportunities for photographers!
Saturday, September 8, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, September 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Build a complete miniature bog with four temperate carnivorous plants in a 10 inch bowl. Learn about the plants, how to build a bog, and how to take care of it. All materials and instruction included.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
11:00 AM - Mike Stiffler:"A Beginner's Guide to Growing Carnivorous Plants".
Tips and suggestions for early success.
12:00 AM - Chris Lane:"The Effects of Electricity on Plants".
A description of the reactions plants have when subjected to electrical impulses, including carnivorous plants.
1:00 PM - Michael Graziano:"The longleaf Pine Ecosystem of the Southern Coastal Plain". A holistic overview of the biodiverse longleaf wire-grass ecosystem that provides a critical habitat for many carnivorous plants and other threatened organisms.
2:00 PM - Larry Mellichamp PhD:"How Sarracenias keep from Eating their Pollinators?" A hypotheses about each species and what the author thinks is the "strategy" of these plants. Can it be special traits, natural selection, flower placement or other?
3:00 PM - Aaron Ellison:"Scientific Advances with Darwin's,Most Wonderful Plants in the World". Review of author's new book: "Carnivorous Plants. Physiology, Ecology and Evolution.
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
11:00 AM - Donald Gallant:"Introduction to Carnivorous Plants". An overview; what are they, different species, how do they feed, where do they grow. Suitable for all ages.
12:00 AM - Dave Sackett:"Growing Nepenthes" What you need to know to Grow and Maintain Nepenthes.
1:00 PM - Emmi Kurosawa:"ICPS Field Trip 2018: Dalingtonia californica". Highlights of the tour to see and photograph Cobra Lilies at several locations.
2:00 PM - Mike Stiffler:"A Beginner's Guide to Growing Carnivorous Plants". Tips and suggestions for early success.