Rare, special plants on display

Foiks welcome public to 83 Mile for Cactus Show and Sale

The public is invited to browse a huge collection of cactus near 100 Mile House on July 26-27.

Ewa and Voytek Foik, specialists on the plants that survive in extreme habitats, are hosting the Cactus Show and Sale on their property at 8054-83 Mile from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m both days.

More than 2,000 plants, some in a state-of-the-art greenhouse and some outside under temporary shelters, are on display.

The Polish-born couple relocated to the South Cariboo from the Lower Mainland in 2002.

This is their third show and sale after hosting the last one about five years ago and the first one 10 years ago.

Visitors are fascinated by what they see and learn, Ewa says, adding some of the plants are 150 years old.

“The plants are absolutely amazing, rare, special.”