Sherman Library & Gardens to hold Carnivorous Plant Show & Sale

Sherman Library & Gardens is holding a Carnivorous Plant Show & Sale presented by Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts, so plant lovers get ready for an exciting weekend on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts will be presenting a judged show of unique carnivorous plants from around the world. Members and vendors will be selling a wide range of plants and supplies providing quality materials to those interested in carnivorous plants – experienced and novice alike. Come with your questions for their experts and take home some tips to care for your new plants.

Events are free with Garden admission, so drop in.

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A carnivorous Sarracenia flava

Scheduled of Events:

Saturday, June 15

11:30 a.m. – Talk and Q&A: An Introduction to Carnivorous Plants

Everything you need to know about carnivorous plants. Take a look at what makes carnivorous plants different from other plants, as well as some of the common characteristics you might see within the different genera of carnivorous plants.

1 p.m. – Tour of the Sherman Carnivorous Bog

Horticulture Director Kyle Cheesborough gives a family-friendly introduction to the Sherman carnivorous plant collection and the specialist bog environment essential to its survival. Come and find out exactly which creatures these unique plants like to consume, and how they catch them.

Sunday, June 16

11:30 a.m. – Talk and Q&A: The Basics of Carnivorous Plant Care

Learn how to look after your new carnivorous plant. An introduction to the basic care principles of some of the most commonly available carnivorous plants. Come pick up some expert tips on watering, media, light and dormancy.

1 p.m. – Tour of the Sherman Carnivorous Bog

Horticulture Director Kyle Cheesborough gives a family-friendly introduction to the Sherman carnivorous plant collection and the specialist bog environment essential to its survival. Come and find out exactly which creatures these unique plants like to consume, and how they catch them.

Sherman Library & Gardens is 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, visit www.thesherman.org.


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