NECPS Annual Show and Sales

NECPS Annual Show and Sale

We host an annual show and sale each year.  The 20th Annual Show and Sale will be held on Sat. Sept. 30, 2023 to Sun. Oct. 1, 2023 at the New England Botanic Gardens at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA, USA.  The details are shown below.  Please note that the details are subject to change.

11 French Dr, Boylston, MA – Sat - Sun, Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2023 - The award winning New England Carnivorous Plant Society (NECPS) will again be hosting its Carnivorous Plant Show and Sale at the NEW ENGLAND BOTANIC GARDEN AT TOWER HILL. Plant lovers and all those who enjoy something different will be able to get up close to hundreds of carnivorous plants exhibited by the members of the NECPS. Featured plants will include pitcher plants from Malaysia with traps the size of softballs that are capable of eating lizards and mice. There will also be sundews from Australia ranging from the size of a dime to 12+ inches high and the ever-popular Venus Fly trap. For you native plant lovers, NECPS will also display carnivorous plants that grow locally in Massachusetts and throughout New England. 

This is the largest collection of carnivorous plants displayed yearly on the east coast and at the New England Botanic Garden.

Over 300 plants are scheduled to be on display!

Free seminars on growing and feeding carnivorous plants will be offered each day!

Lots of opportunities for photographers!

Visit the Venus Fly Trap feeding area where you can observe up close how these plants devour insects.  Plants and growing accessories will be available for purchase for both novice and experienced growers from carnivorous plant vendors and the NECPS. Society members will be present both days to explain how the plants feed, what they eat, where they live, and how they can be grown and enjoyed at home. 



Admission to the show is: $18 for adults, $15 Seniors (65+), $8 Youth 6 -18,  

NEBG Members and children under 3: FREE (must reserve tickets prior) 

NECPS members who help the show, and the members who exhibit plants are free to enter. 

Dates and times

Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM           

Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM

For additional information about this exciting upcoming event, please visit


Dave Sackett 


Alt email: NECPS_membership(at)

The New England Carnivorous Plant Society 

P.O. Box 158 

Dracut, MA 01826 USA

Boston Globe article (2015)