shows

The SCSS Annual Show and Sale takes place the first weekend in May at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center. It features both an exhibition of members' most prized specimens as well as a plant sale with an impressive selection of succulents.

The 2018 Show and Sale will take place on May 5 and 6, 2018.

Times:

Saturday, May 5:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (plant sale)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (exhibition)

Sunday, May 6:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (plant sale and exhibition)

Location:

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

Map and directions

  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Plant Seminars
  • FREE plant each day to the 1st 50 guests!

Questions? Please email info@sacramentocss.org.

 

2017 Show

For more about the 2017 Show, please click here.

 

Mini Shows

In addition, Mini Shows are held at each meeting (except in September and December) for members to compete and show off their plants. The goal is to encourage members to have pride in their plants and to give them confidence to show their plants at the Annual Show. Here are the rules:

  1. You may enter one cactus and/or one succulent in the featured plant categories.
  2. You must have owned the plant for at least three months. If you acquired a plant in January, you can show it in April.
  3. On an entry form, enter the genus and species, if known, and your name. Fold the form on the dotted line so that your name does not show. Place the form and a bean cup near your plant.
  4. First, second, third and honorable mention will be chosen based on total number of beans (votes) in cup. Ties are possible.
  5. First prize earns 4 points, second, 3 points, third 2 points, and honorable mention 1 point. Points are cumulative throughout the year. The person receiving the most votes at the end of the year is the Mini-Show Winner and will receive an engraved plaque at the January meeting. The plaque is surrendered each year to the new winner.

The 2017 Mini Show themes are as follows:

2017 Mini Show Themes

 

SUCCULENT

CACTUS

JANUARY

Agave

Variegated

FEBRUARY

Aloe

Parodia (Notocactus)

MARCH

Variegated

Stenocactus

APRIL

Dudleya Thelocactus

MAY

Mesembs Epiphyllum

JUNE

Adenium Discocactus

JULY

Anacampseros/Avonia Epilantha

AUGUST

Euphorbia caudiform Turbinocarpus

SEPTEMBER

Cotyledon Coryphantha/Escobaria

OCTOBER

Adromischus Copiapoa

NOVEMBER

South African bulbs Crest/Monstrose

 

For more information, please email SCSS.