The 33nd Inter-City
Cactus and Succulent
Show and Sale
August 11-12, 2018
L.A. Co. Arboretum

1400 Plants on Display
24 Vendors selling plants, pots, and supplies.

More information sgvcss.com or
intercityshow@gmail.com

The Show is free with Arboretum Admission

2018 Intercity Show Schedule

2018 Inter-City Show Info

Cacti and Succulents from Six Continents

The cacti and succulent lovers of Southern California and beyond get together every August for a competitive display of some of the best grown succulents and cacti from around the world. This is very much a party for plants; they are dressed at their best. It’s also a party for growers, many of whom only see each other once or twice a year. Since we love to share our bounty, there is a fantastic sale of plants from local vendors, augmented by others from Northern California, San Diego, Arizona and New Mexico. Plants displayed cover the globe, with significant collections from South Africa, Madagascar, Mexico, South America and the United States. Almost all are potted to capture the spirit of their native habitat. This year’s show is August 11 and 12 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.


Every year rarely exhibited succulent plants appear on the show tables. The Inter-City Show is unique – being a participant or a visitor is something no one ever forgets. Each year there are about 100 entrants and about 1400 plants. The plant selection is never the same. Along side the rarities are equally treasured specimens, more common now, but new and exotic 20, 50, or 100 years ago. The The show is accompanied by a sale of cacti and succulent plants, as well as pots, books and growing media. Many of the sellers make only one Southern California visit each year, making this an opportunity not to be missed. An important feature of the show is a series of talks (see inside for the listing) by some of the best growers from Southern California and beyond. Demonstrations show potting techniques and promote discussions on cultivation for beginning and advanced growers alike. Propagation of succulents is an important part of many talks
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The show is accompanied by a sale of cacti and succulent plants, as well as pots, books and growing media. Many of the sellers make only one Southern California visit each year, making this an opportunity not to be missed. An important feature of the show is a series of talks (see inside for the listing) by some of the best growers from Southern California and beyond. Demonstrations show potting techniques and promote discussions on cultivation for beginning and advanced growers alike. Propagation of succulents is an important part of many talks.
Pictures of the Inter-City Show now appear in every digital medium, allowing the show to be seen and enjoyed around the world. A search on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube will bring up past shows. The CSSA page on Facebook has a great selection of plant photos. Tours of previous shows are easily found on YouTube. Although the show is only two days every August, it lives year-round in social media.

The Inter-City Show is one of the easiest to enter with classes for novice growers, advanced growers, and an open class for the expert growers. Novice and advanced growers are the heart of the show! They enter more than two thirds of the plants exhibited, and these are the plants that convince visitors to become members of their local Cactus and Succulent Society. The entry hours go into evening on Wednesday and Thursday and start at 8 in the morning on Thursday and Friday. We invite and encourage participation from members at all levels from all the clubs.

Exhibit this year. You will enjoy the experience and become a better grower!