Heads up: Sacramento succulent show on May 5+6

The Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society’s 52nd Annual Cactus & Succulent Show will take place this year on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.

If you live in Northern California or plan on being in the Sacramento area that weekend, please be sure to mark your calendar.




  • Juried show with awards given in 28 categories, including Best Cactus, Best Cactus Collection, Best Succulent, Best Succulent Collection and Best Dish Garden. Hundreds of beautiful specimens on display, including many rare plants.
  • Large sale area with plants, pottery, accessories and much more. Vendors include Bill Munkacsy (Planta Seca), Nick Wilkinson (Grow Nursery), Mark Muradian (potter extraordinaire) and many others. This is an outstanding opportunity to buy plants perfectly adapted for our hot summer climate. In light of dwindling water supplies and rising water rates, there has never been a better time to rip out your lawn and create a unique xeric landscape with cactus, succulents and drought-tolerant perennials.
  • Free admission, free parking.
  • Free plant given each day to the first 100 guests.



Saturday, May 5: 9 am – 5 pm (plant sale)
Saturday, May 5: 10 am – 5 pm (exhibition)
Sunday, May 6: 9 am – 4 pm


Shepard Garden and Arts Center
McKinley Park
3330 McKinley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816


I’m in charge of publicity for this event, so you’ll receive a few more reminders in the weeks to come. I would love it if you could share a link to this post on your blog or on gardening sites you visit. We’re trying to make this the best attended show ever.

And if you have any comments on how or where to advertise the show, please leave a comment below. Thank you in advance!


  1. I love it! I will be there for sure! I will post on Sweetstuff's!

  2. Looks like it is going to be a very interesting show. Too bad I will miss it by a week.


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