Weird plants for sale at Tucson Botanical Garden



Weird and strange plants for sale at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way (south of Grant Rd.)

Members-Only Night Friday, May 15 – 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Public Sale Day Saturday, May 16 – 8 am to 1 pm

Refreshments will be on sale through the event. Admission to the Gardens is FREE during the Weird Plant Sale.

Visit the Gardens’ quirky once-a-year sale devoted to oddball plants and strange pottery. This one-of-a-kind plant sale showcases a variety of specialty vendors with both crazy and beautiful plant selections from all over the country. The Weird Plant Sale focuses on rare or downright strange cacti and succulents. A selection of offbeat, locally hand-made pottery is also featured.

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Carolyn’s note: Our son used to own those insect catching Venus fly traps and pitchers.  We used to watch them snag a fly and then digest them.  Very odd plants.  See more at this sale, buy some for your own home.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. A bit chilly/drizzly earlier this morning to be one of the first to see these weird plants and pots for sale by various vendors. Learned about those strange stick like Lady Slippers, blooming cacti, as well as enjoyed ceramic decorations by Tentacle Arts, which hang or stick into pots or the garden soil itself. Check it out for more unusual cacti, desert plants till 1 p.m. today at TBG.

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