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About Us

est. Jan 2017

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society (MACPS)! We're a close-knit community passionate about exploring, learning, and celebrating the fascinating world of carnivorous plants.

As a non-profit, we're dedicated to spreading knowledge and fostering appreciation for these captivating plants. Join us for our four annual meetings held across PA, MD, VA, WV, DE, NJ, NY, and Washington, D.C., where we dive into discussions, go on field trips, and share cultivation tips tailored to our region.

Our members are an enthusiastic and caring bunch! Connect with us on Facebook to share your love for carnivorous plants, swap growing advice, and connect with like-minded plant lovers.

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Become a Member

Membership benefits 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

  • Exclusive Monthly Member livestream

To become a member, please fill out the form and submit your payment through The MACPS PayPal account.

For individual and family plans, you can pay a range that works for your budget!

Join Our Email List

Not a member, but want to stay updated? Join our email list!


We will notify you of any upcoming meetings/events. For the purposes of planning the locations of our future meetings, please include your city and state. 

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Our Sponsors and Partners

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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. 


The International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS) is a group of gardeners, conservationists, scientists, and educators all interested in sharing knowledge and news of carnivorous plants. They welcome hobbyists just getting started all the way through professional scientists to join their society.

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