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1310 38th Street
Sarasota, Florida
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Our grounds are
during our three big
Annual Sales.
Please visit our
Sales Page for details.

Our grounds are
during our gardening
workdays, held on
Monday mornings,
from 9:00 to noon,
and on the third
Saturday of every
month (except
December), also
from 9:00 to noon.

Gardening sessions
may be canceled
without public notice
due to issues with
the weather and/or
volunteer availability.
Both situations are
quite rare, but worth
noting if you will be
traveling from afar.

It's Renewal Time

Are you a member of the Society?  If so, this is a friendly reminder to send in your annual dues, unless, of course, you are a paid-up-for-life member.

Our membership plans are described in detail on our Membership Page where you can find everything you need to renew or upgrade an existing membership — or start a new one.

As an all volunteer and non-profit organization, we are particularly grateful for all of our Members and the membership dues they pay.  Please renew or join today!

Our Next Big Sale

Our next big annual sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, (the Saturday of Mothers Day weekend) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  As always, you are invited to join us.  Admission is free.

We will have an interesting and educational program on the north lawn at 10:00 am.  Our guest speaker will be our friend Kate Brenner, owner of Paradise Found Nursery.

Kate's topic will be Euphorbia, one of the most popular types of succulent plants.  She will bring a selection of beautiful succulent specimens and they will be available for purchase after her presentation.

Come stroll the gardens, listen to Kate, and pick up a couple lovely plants.  And, if your Mom is available, bring her!

2023 Poster for Saturday Sale Before Mothers Day

More Sale Information...

Work Day Sales

We encourage you to visit to our Gardens on one of our gardening workdays, held from 9:00 am to noon every Monday and on the 3rd Saturday of every month, also from 9:00 am to noon.

Come stroll the Gardens!  Experience our wonderful Old Florida ambiance and meet our dedicated volunteer workers.  Receive their help choosing from the many varieties of beautiful succulent plants we'll have for sale.

Please note that these sessions are subject to cancellation, without public notice, due to weather conditions or the absence of available volunteers. Both situations are quite rare, but certainly worth planning for if you will be traveling from afar.

Future Sale Dates

We hold the same three big sales every year and you are always invited.  [ map ]  And, here's how to mark these dates on your calendar every year in the future:

1.)  Saturday Before Presidents' Day:
The “Official” President's Day is always the 3rd Monday in February, but we actually hold our sale on the preceding Saturday.

2.)  Saturday Before Mother's Day:
Mother's Day is always on the second Sunday in May, and our sale is always on the Saturday of the Mother's Day weekend.

3.)  Labor Day:
This sale is always on the First Monday in September.  (Except in years when there is a hurricane in the area.  Then, our first choice for an alternative date will be the following third Saturday in September.)

Easily Find Us

Sale Day and Work Day visitors now have a new sign to help them find us when approaching from the north. Thanks to our gracious and artistic neighbors to the east, Cathie Carol Zurich-Wus and her husband Mike, we now have a beautiful new sign on the north-west corner of our Gardens.

Succulent Society Signage
Signage compliments of Cathie Carol Zurich-Wus and her husband Mike.

Over the past few years, Cathie has created several beautiful hand painted signs for us — each one clearly an investment of considerable time and expense — but, happily for us, each one always without charge to the Society.

The next time you visit the Gardens take a look at the signage on the corner of Myrtle Street and Cocoanut Avenue;  on the Cocoanut Ave. gate;  and, (now) on the corner of Cocoanut and 38th Street. Cathie painted all of them and Mike did the installations. Mike also does the carpentry to create the interesting shapes for the artwork painted along the edges.

We think the these colorful hand-made signs deliver a happy and decorative vibe perfectly in tune with the welcoming and informal style of the Gardens. Thank you Cathie and Mike!

You can learn more about Cathie, and see a sampling of her inspiring creations, here: (scroll down to see the slide show.)


Visitors are always welcome!  We are easy to find and easy to join.  Please refer to the “Discover Us” and “Join Us” box on this page for times and locations.

More Meetings Information...


Everyone is eligible to join the Society! All new members are always warmly welcomed, regardless of their prior experience with succulent plants (or lack thereof). Use the following link to learn more about how to apply for a new membership or renew an existing one:

More Membership Information...


Our Scholarship Program is designed to help students interested in botany and related fields.  Support for the program comes from you — our wonderful members, friends, and guests — by way of your Plant Sale purchases and/or your generous (tax-deductible) donations.

More Scholarships Information...

A Great Idea

We are looking for Active members to come out and physically work in the gardens. Do you live in a Condo or Apartment and miss hands-on contact with the soil?   Join Us!!

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