In front of Ayres Hall this weekend, visitors will be deluged with a superabundance of ferns and exotic plants at the Los Angeles International Fern Society‘s Annual Fern & Exotic Plant Show & Sale.
Vendors at the L.A. Arboretum will have dozens of different plants for sale, along with garden-related items. Lectures will be ongoing and when energy lags, food trucks will be within a few paces.
Bear State Nursery will have drought tolerant, native, and Australian plants for a touch of Down Under. The Epiphyllum Society of America will have plants, succulents, and cuttings. Mesa Exotics will have carnivorous plants for gardeners with courage and puncture-resistant gloves. Moss Factory will have moss ball plantings and bonsai. On the non-plant side of things, Eco-Je’ Jewelry will bring jewelry made from natural resources, Paula’s Ceramic Garden and The Mud Hut will have ceramic decor, bird houses, and fairy garden decor, and Betsy Miller will have pottery.
Free workshops include Nick Federoff and “Old Fashion Ideas in a High Tech World,” Matt Dell sharing his knowledge about new and unusual plants, and Don Delano, Curator of Landscape at the Fairplex in Pomona.
Appetites may be satisfied by visiting any of the following: Cousins Main Lobster Truck, Haleiwa Shave Ice, Grilled Cheese Truck, and ROCKinICE Shave Ice Truck.
LAIFS Annual Fern & Exotic Plant Show & Sale
Saturday-Sunday, July 26th-27th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
L.A. Arboretum, 310 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Free with admission: $9, general; $6, senior; $4, children 5-12 years old