Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale

Flowering cactus Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9

Choose from a wide array of cacti and succulents shown and sold by the area’s top growers.

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Cactus close-up

Enjoy a rare look at the Garden's expansive cacti and succulent collection as hundreds of specimens seldom displayed for public view are presented in the Linnean House conservatory for a limited time!

Arid and semi-arid regions account for a third of the earth's surface and contain some of the world's most important hotspots of plant diversity. The plants that thrive in these regions show an array of fascinating adaptations to the harsh environments in which they grow. Plants of the arid regions exist at the extreme limits of tolerance of environmental conditions; therefore the slightest change to the environment can result in the loss of plant diversity, making them one of the most at-risk ecosystems in the world.

Hours & Admission

June 24 through July 23
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Included with Garden admission

Sponsored by the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society

Explore the Exhibit

Take a closer look at just a few of the nearly 200 fascinating plants on display.
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Behind the Scenes

See how horticulture staff and volunteers created the arid landscape of this year's Desert Show.

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Building the Desert Show

See how the Desert Show is assembled.

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Plants of the 2014 Desert Show

Learn about the plant collections that make up the 2014 Desert Show.

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