Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society
2016 Annual Show and Sale

SATURDAY June 4th, 2016 - NOON-4PM
If you are bringing plants to show or sell, registration and setup starts at 9:00am. (see the exhibitor information here)


Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Show & Sale
Saturday, June 4th 2016
Oakland, Lake Merritt Garden Center

A free event that is fun for the whole family and for those that think they have seen it all!


Come find out about how to keep your Venus Flytrap alive, and then stay to see the many incredible ways plants have learned to feed themselves insects and even small rodents.

  • Largest show and sale of carnivorous plants in Northern California
  • Carnivorous Plants for sale from many outside vendors
  • Carnivorous Plant Raffle
  • Rare Plant Auction
  • Plant Doctor

It's hard to imagine a pitcher plant that can hold two gallons of water, or a plant that visitors will lean over to smell the "flowers" only to find out it is a leaf with jaws opened wide looking for victims.

Great fun mixed with education for the kids, and more exciting than any plant show you have ever thought of going to. Come see how these fascinating and beautiful plants can be grown in your home and garden.


Garden Center at Lakeside Park on Lake Merritt in Oakland.
666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, California 94610
For more information about the venue, click here



Viewing and plant sales:
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
12 Noon - 4PM
Raffle held at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.
Plant Auction at 1:00PM
(Schedule for participants and vendors click here)


Entering Plants:
Do you have plants to enter, or just want to help educate the public about carnivorous plants? We need your plants! They are what make the show. Please go to the How Do I Enter page for details.

Selling Plants:
Anyone wishing to sell plants should register in advance by emailing Doris Quick at Include your name and name of your business, if applicable, telephone number, and the number of six foot tables you require. The fee for professional growers is $75.00 per table. Dues paying members who's annual income from plant sales totals less than $5,000.00 will be charged $30.00 per table. Table fees (and dues if applicable) must be paid before the end of the show. Vendors can start setting up at 9:00 a.m. Check with Doris to find out which table/s are yours.

Help Spreading the Word
Members, or anyone that wants to help - The official 2016 Flyer is available for printing. We have been asking nurseries, pet stores, and any other place that makes sense to display it. Put them up at work too. Anyone with kids is a prime candidate.

Help at the Show:
We need volunteers. Please contact Doris Quick at if you would like to help before, during or after the show


The Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society Homepage is maintained by Albert Huntington.