Upcoming events

The BACPS generally holds 4 general meetings a year, plus an Annual Show & Sale and occasional meet-ups. Hours of meetings can change so please always check the event.

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Conservatory of flowers

BACPS Fall Meeting

November 17th, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

 Program: History of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society

Join us for a special program at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. We will have the honor of hearing from some of the founding members of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society and pioneers of the carnivorous plant revolution. They will discuss the history of the BACPS including a Q&A session. Speakers on the panel will include: Joe Mazrimas, Larry Logoteta, Peter D'Amato, Chuck Powell, and Carl Wong.

This meeting is not to be missed!
November 17th, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

For more information on the location visit their website: https://conservatoryofflowers.org

We encourage members to bring their favorite carnivorous plants to show off! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Once upon a time...

The Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society (BACPS) started out back in 1988 as an informal get-together between friends and enthusiasts of carnivorous plants. Chuck Powell II, Peter D'Amato, Joe Mazrimas and Judith Finn held meetings in their homes, California Carnivores, and at UC Botanical Garden. By 1992, Wayland Lee created the first BACPS logo, Geoff Wong drafted the first newsletter, BACPS held it's first formal meeting, the first by-laws were created, and a schedule was established to hold four seasonal meetings annually.

Later that same year and with 60 members in attendance, the board was created and Carl Wong was elected the first President, with Chuck Powell as Vice-President, Larry Logoteta as Secretary, and Joe Mazrimas as Treasurer. And in 1998, Peter D'Amato wrote the quintessential carnivorous plant grower's guide, The Savage Garden, which to this day, inspires the many luminaries who have and will eventually cultivate, research, explore, and document some of the most fascinating members of the plant kingdom.

Today, BACPS continues to grow, host the largest annual public carnivorous plant show and sale, and promote and sponsor conservation, cultivation, and science programs dedicated to carnivorous plants. Along with our dedicated membership, BACPS is presided over by our current Board of Officers: Pablo Ramudo (President), Gina Morimoto (Vice President), Rebecca Robinson (Secretary), and Arthur Yin (Treasurer). Come join us at our friendly monthly meetings, programs, and workshops - free and open to the public of all ages. Bring your enthusiasm and come away inspired, informed, and maybe with some killer plants in tow!

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Many very significant members, not mentioned here, have made this a very successful organization. We hope more members will step in to invigorate our meetings by displaying their plants and bringing in new ideas.
— Judith Finn, BACPS Winter Meeting, January 2012

mem·ber·ship

/ˈmembərˌSHip/

noun

1. the state of being a member, as of a society or club, e.g., i.e., The Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society is a membership organization.

Although our meetings are open to the public, membership has many benefits including access to the club sales table and discounted hobby-growers tables at the annual Carnivorous Plant Show & Sale. Membership allows you to vote during elections and have access to any of the rich literature (yes, REAL books) in our library. Standing membership dues are $12 annually, prorated from January and payable at any of the monthly meetings. If you just want to sign up for our newsletters, that's free, just subscribe below! 

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