Any reason to head to the Botanical Gardens is a good reason. Especially as the fall weather starts to set in. Each year, the Botanical Gardens hosts a number of different flower and plant shows ranging from orchids to chrysanthemums to poinsettias. In a city where flowers have become a way of life for many… a city that now claims to be the home of the National Garden Festival… the Botanical Gardens offer the ability to showcase all sorts of plant life throughout the entire year.
I’m a big fan of the rough and tumble succulent varieties, which are often found in desert environments. The main reason that I like these types of plants is that they are fairly easy to maintain and come in so many different unusual shapes and sizes including the giant cacti and the agave. “Succulents offer so many different varieties, colors, shapes, textures and blooms,” commented gardener Julie Hughes, who designed the show along with Teresa Mazikowski. She went on to say that, “…their adaptability and capability to survive in harsh environments is extraordinary. Because of these great characteristics, succulents have become extremely popular and many people incorporate succulents into their own landscapes and container gardens.”
The Succulent Show runs September 10 – October 2 from 10am-5pm Monday-Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door and prices include; $8 Adults, $7 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+), $4 Kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids under 3 are Free!