Description and review of the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale, held each May at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center in East Sacramento.
The Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale is one of the most popular events held each year at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center.
On Friday, the first day of the event, I arrived a few minutes after the 1:00 p.m. start time to find that there was already quite a crowd. Low-sided boxes of various sizes were stacked outside the door for use of the patrons, and the shoppers were busy putting them to good use.
The crowd were clearly cactus and succulent aficionados!
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Thousands of cacti and succulents of all sizes filled long tables inside the building and in the outside patio area of the Shepard Garden & Arts Center. Additionally, underneath many of the tables the floor was likewise filled with boxes of plants ready to replace those sold.
Also available were beautiful hand-crafted pots of various shapes and sizes to show off the plants purchased.
I took my time making my way up and down the aisles, admiring the variety of beautiful plants displayed. Twice I was invited to ask any question’s I might have about the plants I was viewing.
I should mention that each plant was clearly labeled with the proper and often common name of the plant.
Also on display, but not for sale, were some prized specimens of Cactus and Succulent Society members.
It was obvious as I observed those “shopping” that some were focused on specific types of plants. Others were filling their boxes, it appeared, with whatever intriguing (and there were many) plant caught their eye.
To Sum Up
According to Wikipedia, there are some 1,750 known species of cactus! An interesting Wikipedia factoid about succulents (to me anyway) is that nearly all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Obviously I have a lot to learn about both.
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Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale 2023 Snapshot:
- Shepard Garden & Arts Center
- 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816
- May 5 to May 7, 2023
- Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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