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.


Vendor booths will be set up on select weekends with an assortment of plants and products for sale. Upcoming Vendor Weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.



Members enjoy free entry to the exhibition and access to vendor booths throughout the entirety of the run during normal daytime hours.

Member Benifits


Hands-on classes will accompany this exhibition, featuring popular favorites and new workshops.

Class List


Make sure to visit our on-site plant shop that sells a variety of plants and periodically offers cuttings and seedlings from the collection. On select days during Savage Gardens, vendors will have booths to sell diverse assortments of plants, potting materials, unique containers, and other plant products. Visit the exhibition for inspiration and leave with a new addition to your collection.

Our next weekend is September 30 – October 1, view our vendors below.
Vendor List:

Check back as the calendar gets updated throughout the run of the exhibition.

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.