What are you doing this coming weekend, May 7 and 8? If you’re in Sacramento or are up for the drive, join us for the Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society’s Show & Sale at Shepard Garden and Arts Center adjacent to McKinley Park. This will be the club’s 56th show, and it promises to be a another great one.
Sunday is Mother’s Day so why not bring your mother—or the mother of your children, or the mother of your pets—to the Show & Sale and let her pick out her own present?
Many SCSS members enter their prized succulents in the juried show. The general public will get a broad overview of the myriad different plants that fall in the “succulent” category while hardcore fanatics and collectors will have a chance to gaze with envy and longing upon rare and usual specimens. Here are some photos I took last year.
The highlight for many visitors is the vendor area in the outside courtyard. This year’s vendors include the following:
- Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society
- Naomi Bloss
- Bill & Karla Munkascsy (Planta Seca)
- Elton Roberts
- Richard Withers
- Peter Walkowiak
- Stanley Verkler
- David Calibo (Gardeners Home Corp.)
- Gary & Ellen Stubblefield
- Gardeners Home
- JD Wikert
- Connie Esquibel
- Donna Taylor
- Mark Muradian
To whet your appetite, here are some photos of the vendor area from 2015:
The schedule for the 2016 show is as follows:
Saturday, May 7:
Sale: 9 am – 5 pm
Exhibition: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 3:
Sale and exhibition: 9 am – 4 pm
Shepard Garden and Art Center
3330 McKinley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Click here for a map so you can get directions from wherever you are.
Sacramento is only 1½ hours from San Francisco, 1 hour from Oakland/Berkeley/East Bay, and 2 hours from San Jose.
I’ll be there on and off all weekend. Look for me wearing an SCSS name badge.