Savage Gardens

“The Real and Imaginary World of Carnivorous Plants”

July 1 – October 29

Explore the bizarre and captivating world of carnivorous plants with this fascinating exhibition. In addition to a collection of real carnivorous species on display, get a bug’s-eye perspective with three larger-than-life installations inside and around our 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. Featuring multiple Sarracenia Trumpets, a walk-in Fanged Pitcher Plant Nepenthes, and a moving, interactive Venus Flytrap, all installations are constructed with aluminum and resin offering incredible interpretations of these unique plants. Vendors will also be featured on select weekends selling plants, potting materials, and other merchandise. Check back for more details!

General Admission

This exhibition is part of a traveling showcase presented in collaboration with Tork, a team of experienced artists specializing in unique sculptural installations.

Carnivorous Sculptures

Step into the strange and extraordinary with up-close views of these magnificent plants. The three installations include:


  • 10-feet-tall Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes) invites visitors to step inside to imagine the fate of an unlucky insect
  • Seven North American Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia) sculptures that reach heights of 15 feet and will welcome visitors to the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory.
  • The 10-feet-tall Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) sculpture replicated the closing of the “trap” through the use of hydraulics.