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Huntington succulents plants symposium Sept. 5

August 28, 2009 |  6:34 am

Cactus collage

With a statewide drought, the Huntington Botanical Gardens’ Succulent Plants Symposium on Sept. 5 feels more relevant than ever.

The event will feature international experts in botany and horticulture including the Huntington’s own  conservationist Sean Lahmeyer, who will discuss “Tissue culture at the Huntington: An optimist’s perspective,” and John Trager, curator of desert collections, on “Oh, Oaxaca!”

The daylong event will also include plant sales for cactus and succulent lovers, a silent auction and tours of the Huntington’s amazing Desert Garden pictured above. We are told the tours are very unstructured because many of the participants are collectors and love to talk about their plants. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $75 and includes lunch. An optional dinner is available for $20.  To register, call (626) 405-3504 by Aug. 31.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credits: Glen Koenig / Los Angeles Times

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