Carnivorous Plant Display featuring Pitcher Plants

October 18 – 27, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

The plants, many of which live in nutrient-poor soil, like in bogs and mossy cloud forests, have adapted to attract, trap, and kill prey to absorb nutrients. View the wide variety of trap shapes and colors, and features such as sticky surfaces, digestive enzymes, and hairs that trigger movement. Specimen plants will be on display in the Orchid Room.

A selection of carnivorous plants will be for sale. 

Admission is free. We appreciate donations, and recommend $5 per person.

Please, no TRIPODS OR MONOPODS on weekends during the show.

SPECIAL EVENT – October 19talk, workshop, and special sales

Special carnivorous plant sale (from MACPS members’ collections) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Talk & demo, 1 – 1:30 p.m., free
terarrium-building workshop, 1:30 p.m., $40

Plant Sale: The Conservatory will have carnivorous plants for sale in the gift shop for the duration of the show. On October 19, members of The Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society (MACPS) will bring plants from their own collections to sell. 

Talk & Demo: The Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society (MACPS) will give an overview of carnivorous plants, their unusual adaptations, and some guidelines on how to take care of these fascinating, beautiful plants. They will also demonstrate how to build your own carnivorous plant terrarium. 


Workshop –  Online registration is now closed. Learn how to build a terrarium! Take home a completed terrarium, made with a 6 inch glass bowl, venus flytrap, sundew (D. spatulata), and pitcher plant (S. purpurea). All supplies will be provided. Preregistration is required. $40 per person.

Paypal ticket sales will show up on your credit card statement as “CONSERVTORY.” Tickets purchased online will be held at the door under the name of the purchaser (via Paypal). 
You will not receive physical tickets, just give your name at the door.

Please note: Registration for this event is non-refundable. However, refunds will be given if the event is cancelled by the organizers for any reason.Plants sourced from Maryland’s Carnivorous Plant Nursery, example of terrarium plants below.