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Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society

Upcoming Events

18th MACPS Meeting

1-3 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2023

We are delighted to announce that the first MACPS meeting of 2023 will be virtual on Saturday, April 22, starting at 1 pm. The schedule will feature a Q&A on carnivorous plant cultivation, a photo contest, and a showcase of carnivorous plants from the recent Philadelphia Flower Show with commentary from the growers! We will also be announcing the new MACPS board and providing you with the schedule of all events and meetings for the rest of 2023. 

As a door prize, we will also be raffling several prizes (either plants or gift certificates; TBD). Paid members who RSVP will get 2 entries to the raffle; everyone else who RSVPs will get 1 raffle entry. This is a great time to renew your membership for 2023 if you haven't done so yet, as most memberships expired at the end of 2022 (details on applying for membership are at the bottom of this webpage). Please RSVP to let us know if you can make the meeting. We hope to see you there!

About Us


Founded in January 2017, MACPS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting scientific knowledge, education, and general awareness of carnivorous plants and their cultivation. We hold four meetings a year throughout PA, MD, VA, WV, DE, NJ, NY, and Washington, D.C., and also go on field trips and exchange cultivation advice that is uniquely suited for this region. 

Our meetings are open to everyone! They feature lunch, a moderated Q&A on carnivorous plant cultivation, talks, workshops, and a plant auction. You are always encouraged to bring plants to display and auction.

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To be added to our email list, email or use the message box below. We will notify you of any upcoming meetings/events. For the purposes of planning the locations of our future meetings, please include your location in the email. 

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We also offer memberships, which brings extra benefits. These include: 

  • Auction selling privileges (but anyone can donate plants to the auction)

  • Auction of special specimen plants (outside the general auction)

  • Subsidies, when applicable (e.g. hotel subsidy on field trips)

  • 10% discount at the Carnivorous Plant Nursery in Smithsburg, MD

  • Members-only meals or events, including some field trips

Several membership packages are available: 

  • Individual (over age 18): $20/year

  • Family (single address): $30/year

  • Student (individual under age 18 or enrolled in a university): $5/year

  • Corporate: $200/year

  • Lifetime: Any membership who has given significant service to MACPS can be nominated for lifetime membership with 3/4 vote of the board. Membership does not expire and there are no dues. 

Membership purchased in 2021 will expire on December 31, 2022. You get two years for the price of one, as we are not sure when we can resume in-person meetings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dues are not prorated. All proceeds from membership dues go directly towards operating costs of meetings (food, guest speaker honoraria and travel, meeting venue fees, maintenance of the website, etc.).

To apply for membership, please fill out this form and send the appropriate amount by PayPal to Submitting the form and paying does not guarantee membership; we review each form and will let you know if you are approved for membership. In the event that you are not approved, you will receive a full refund! You can also apply for membership in person at our meetings. 

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MACPS is generously sponsored in part by the Carnivorous Plant Nursery, based in Smithsburg, MD. We thank Michael Szesze and his nursery for hosting meetings, sponsoring lunches, and supporting this society in many other ways. 

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