Cacti and succulents of all sizes and shapes will greet visitors to Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society's annual show. Hundreds of diverse plants from around the world will fill the display area at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to the show, several vendors will offer thousands of starter and specimen plants for sale. The HSCSS show is free with garden admission.
HSCSS member exhibitors will bring their best specimens to the event for display and to vie for trophies and ribbons. The show will include over 150 categories for specimen plants, as well as plant groupings, allied interests and educational displays. It will also feature decorative and imaginative categories such as Kitchen Motif, Spoon Garden, Living Picture and Sophistication.
Plants are judged on overall condition and form, presentation and, to a lesser degree, age and rarity. The Sweepstakes Award traveling trophy will be given to the person who receives the most first-place class ribbons. In addition, outstanding individual plants will receive Special Awards. Click to view photos of past show winners.