Garden University: Carnivorous Plants 101

  • August 12, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Oregon Garden

    879 W Main St
    Silverton, Oregon 97381
Ticket Price $0.00-$12.00 This event is now over

Curious about the wild side of gardening? Join us and learn all about the care a keeping of carnivorous plants with Sarracenia Northwest, Oregon's own experts in the field. These unique plants are known for their meticulous needs, but with expert guidance from Jeff Dallas, even the most novice gardeners can learn to cultivate a garden of these beautiful plants. Put your new knowledge to use and stick around for an exclusive plant sale and take a few home!


No terrariums.  No myths. No nonsense.  Just the straight facts from guys who grow and propagate thousands of carnivorous plants every year since 1995. Jeff Dallas and Jacob Farin are owners of Sarracenia Northwest, a carnivorous plant nursery in Oregon, USA.  With over 50 years of combined experience, they will share with you their no-nonsense approach to growing some of the most spectacular plants in the world.

Jeff Dallas started Sarracenia Northwest in 1995 out of a passion for carnivorous plants. As a young teenager, he started his journey with a single Venus flytrap. Twenty years later, his collection grew to where he was able to sell his excess plants at a local outdoor market in Portland, Oregon. The rest is history! With a background in education, Jeff loves being at the market and teaching new growers about carnivorous plants. Jeff also works for the Outdoor School with the Multnomah Educational School District, working with sixth graders about the outdoor sciences.

Prior to joining Sarracenia Northwest in 2003, Jacob worked in the healthcare field. He left that career to to help develop the online portion of the nursery, first as, then later as, Inc. Throughout the years, he has worked on many projects, such as the Grow Carnivorous Plants DVDs, The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners, and many Youtube videos.


The Oregon Garden's Garden University program offers ongoing adult education opportunities on topics in alignment with the Garden's mission, such as pruning, beekeeping, cooking, floristry and more. Oregon Garden members receive free admission to Garden University lectures and a discount on workshop tickets. Visit for upcoming events.

Date & Time

Sat, Aug 12, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue Details

The Oregon Garden

879 W Main St
Silverton, Oregon 97381 The Oregon Garden