16th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show

Sponsored by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society necps.org

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, September 8, 2019 , 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
At the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts - Directions

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Admission to the Show is FREE for all NECPS Members with the purchase of regular admission to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden!

Admission: Adults $16.00, Seniors (65+) $11.00, Youth (6-18) $6.00
Children under 5 and Tower Hill Botanic Garden Members FREE
Massachusetts EBT Cardholders (any age): $2. Tower Hill admit up to four guests with one EBT card.
Military Personnel, Veterans, and Military Families: 25% off general admission (year-round with a valid Military ID or Dependent ID).
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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!

LIVE Venus Fly Trap feedings!

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


Video from our 11th Annual Carnivorous Plant Show

 

Bog Building Workshop
 
Instructor: Lauren Sitterly
 
Tower Hill Members $45, Non-Members $59. Event Registration Form
Saturday, September 7, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM and Sunday, September 8, 1:30 PM - 3:00 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.

 

 

 

Presentations
 
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
11:00 AM - Michael Stiffler: "A beginner's guide to growing carnivorous plants" Tips and suggestions for early success.
12:00 PM - Chris Lane: "Advanced topics in terrarium keeping"
1:00 PM - Emmi Kurosawa: "Carnivorous Plants in Tasmania, Australia" Emmi joined the carnivorous plant tour in Tasmania, Australia in February, 2019 led by Spot Cullen, a world renounced explorer. She will introduce you to the enigmatic world of Tasmanian carnivorous plants.
2:00 PM - Dr. Michael Graziano: "Hidden in the Pines: Secret Refuge of Carnivorous Plants" Learn about the ecosystem that dozens of species of carnivorous plants and unique animals call home as Dr. Mike Graziano gives a photographic introduction to the longleaf pine ecosystem of the southeastern United States.
3:00 PM - Dave Sacket: "Growing Nepenthes at Home" You can grow nepenthes, tropical pitcher plants, at home. Come learn the growing requirements and cultivation solutions to be a successful grower of these plants. You will gain the knowledge necessary to keep these plants alive. Questions are encouraged!
 
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019
11:00 AM - Michael Stiffler: "A beginner's guide to growing carnivorous plants" Tips and suggestions for early success.
12:00 PM - Chris Lane: "Advanced topics in terrarium keeping"
1:00 PM - Dave Sacket: "Growing Nepenthes at Home" You can grow nepenthes, tropical pitcher plants, at home. Come learn the growing requirements and cultivation solutions to be a successful grower of these plants. You will gain the knowledge necessary to keep these plants alive. Questions are encouraged!

 

Vendors
Black Jungle Terrarium Supply - http://www.blackjungleterrariumsupply.com/
Jason Austin - The Little Plant Company - https://www.thelittleplantcompany.com/
Laurelin Sitterly - Laurelin Rian Art - https://laurelinrian.com/
New England Carnivorous Plant Society - http://www.necps.org/

 
Also Emmi Kurosawa, Gabriel Guernon and Michael Stiffler

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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