SAN MARINO, Calif. – Hundreds of award-winning plants will be on
display as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its
annual show and sale the weekend of June 29–30 at The Huntington
Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Hours for the event are
from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.
Now in its 48th
year, the juried show will feature a wide array of weirdly wonderful
plants to delight connoisseurs and novices alike. Visitors will see
graceful aloes and dyckias, pastel-hued crassulaceae, dainty pincushion
mammillaria, Medusa-like euphorbias, bizarrely shaped crested cacti,
colorful blooming specimens, and many other spiny, toothy, hairy, waxy
wonders of the succulent world. Rare plants from around the globe will
be showcased, including specimens native to Mexico, Chile, Argentina,
Botswana, Madagascar, and the Middle East.
A plant sale
throughout both days will offer hundreds of unusual cacti, succulents,
and related items, including handmade ceramic pots. Among the highlights
of the sale will be a selection of beautiful Echinopsis “Easter Lily”
cacti, developed by hybridizer Bob Schick and available through The
Huntington’s International Succulent Introductions (ISI) program. Their
large, vivid flowers in shades of red, orange, magenta, and yellow make
them highly popular with collectors.
Visitors are also
invited to explore The Huntington’s own 10-acre Desert Garden, where
some 4,000 different species of cacti and succulents provide a
year-round display of their own.
Weekend admission to The
Huntington is $23. Discounted rates are offered for seniors, students,
and children. Members are admitted free. Information: huntington.org or 626-405-2100.
CONTACT: Lisa Blackburn, 626-405-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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About The Huntington
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a
collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars
and the general public. More information can be found on the Web at huntington.org.
Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., and is
open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to
4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission on weekdays:
$20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $12 students (ages 12–18 or with
full-time student I.D.), $8 youth (ages 5–11), free for children under
5. Group rate $11 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are
admitted free. Admission on weekends: $23 adults, $18 seniors, $13
students, $8 youth, free for children under 5. Group rate $14 per person
for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission is free
to all visitors on the first Thursday of each month with advance
tickets. Information: 626-405-2100 or huntington.org.