More than 150 African violets, including the nationally award-winning CAJUN, will be in bloom this weekend.
The 35th Annual African Violet Show and Plant Sale, hosted by the Sundowners Club, will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Admission is free.
Several unusual plants are expected to be on display, including from Belinda Thibodeaux, of Patterson, the CAJUN series of violets, which have won awards at the Dixie African Violet Society conventions and at the national African Violet Society Association’s conventions for several years. In addition, several plants hybridized in Russia — which are unusually strong plants with names no one can pronounce — are expected to show.
Sundowner’s President Robbie McMeel invites the public to a workshop and demonstration of “how to” on Sunday at 1 p.m. A plant sale room will have starter plants available at reasonable prices.
For more information, visit the the Sundowner’s African Violet Club page on Facebook.