Los Angeles Carnivorous Plant Society meetings are the largest forum in Southern California for discussing and trading carnivorous plants. Whether you are a horticulturist, scientist, educator, student, hobbyist, or merely someone intrigued by plants that capture and digest prey, an LACPS meeting may just be the perfect place to further your phyto-carnivorous pursuits.
What to Expect
Meetings typically feature plants for display, sale and trade as well as a talk on some aspect of carnivorous plant cultivation or habitat. Should you have questions about growing carnivorous plants in Los Angeles, seeing them in the wild, or, say, the phylogeny of Drosera in subgenus Lasiocephala, you should have little trouble finding someone willing to help.
There are some things you won’t find at LACPS gatherings - committees, officials or fund raising hassles, for instance - there simply aren’t any. If you enjoy snoozing thorough the reading of meeting minutes or if you’ve always wanted to be elected the Vice President of something (anything), try the local Garden Club or African Violet Society.
Where to Go
Most meetings are held at the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce building. Check the Meeting Calendar for exceptions. To really dive in with both feet, subscribe to the LACPS Mailing List, join the Signal group, or follow LACPS on twitter for periodic announcements. Meetings typically start at 11am and end around 3pm.
The cover charge for Alhambra meetings is $3, which covers the cost of the meeting room (the Chamber of Commerce is a capitalist organization after all!). Meetings held elsewhere usually are not subject to a cover charge. Should you wish to sell extra plants at meetings, we encourage you to do so and do not impose any sort of sales fee.