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Urban Pots: Carnivorous Plant Bog Workshop

Wave Hill House
$85; including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill members save 10%.

In the wild, carnivorous plants grow in very limited habitats but they adapt surprisingly well to outdoor container gardening. Hardy pitcher plants, sundews, Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants thrive in pots when provided with the proper cultural conditions. Grower and carnivorous plant expert Jonathan Kui reveals the fascinating adaptations of carnivorous plants ,while showcasing a variety of live plants from his Manhattan-based nursery Midtown Carnivores. Learn about the specific requirements of these bog-dwelling plants, then plant up your own mini-bog to take home to your sunny balcony, terrace or backyard. Plants, pots and all supplies provided—just bring your curiosity and a sense of adventure! Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Questions? Please email us at or call the telephone number and extension above.

Wave Hill House is located along a paved route with moderate changes in grade. The building is wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by elevator.

  • Jonathan Kui

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    Jonathan Kui

    Jonathan Kui is the proprietor of Midtown Carnivores, a carnivorous plant nursery and NYC retailer since 2013. As an avid carnivorous plant enthusiast, he has given carnivorous plant workshops to participants of all ages, with Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Hall of Science, Queens Botanical Garden, The Horticultural Society of New York and Kaleidoscope ECDC. During the day, he works as a forensic biologist and laboratory director, and was the director of the documentary film CAPTIVATED: THE ALLURE OF CARNIVOROUS PLANTS (2021).

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