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Plant Sale

What you must know about the plant sale

Prices 2023

£17.00 per meter

Reservations will only be noted after receipt of the fee due.



Registrations for the plant sale contact: 

10 Grinstead Close, Southport PR8 4RP, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1704 563849
e-mail: david.rushforth AT living-rocks.com
Others Jean-Marie CALLENS, 
Vlinderstraat 6, B 9790 WORTEGEM-PETEGEM, België 
Tel.00 32 (0)55 31 07 38 (België) 
e-mail: jeancallens AT hotmail.com
ELK Banc/Konto: 001-4781292-44 / FORTIS Bank 8400 Oostende
IBAN: BE 55 0014 7812 9244


Opening hours


8 Sept 2023 14:30 - 18:00
9 Sept 2023 9:00 - 18:00
10 Sept 2023 9:00 - 11:00

Stand holders:

8 Sept 2023 10:30 - 14:30
9 Sept 2023 7:00 - 9:00


Setting up stands

During the setting up of the stands only stand holders have access to the hall and marquee. Follow the instructions from the stewards to get in line for the hall or marquee to unload your plants or material. To avoid congestion, please park your car in the parking area immediatly after unloading. Stand holders with a small stand can save time by putting their car immediatly in the parking and bringing their plants from there to their stand.

Avoid trafic jams and arrive on time!


Participants 2022

Large room

Belgium Baeten, Delabarre, Devisch, Geuens, Gillard, Houbrechts, Huygaerts, Peeraer, Provoost, Roelants, Van Looy, Vandecaveye, Vandessel, Vandewal - de Coninck, Vanhaerens, Vergeylen
Denmark Andsager, Rønkel
Espagne Cactusloft
France AJEM/ARIDES/SNHF, Boon (Cactées des Combes), Christophe (Plantemania), Exotik Tregor, Issa, Sortie De Terre, SUCCULAND
Germany Kakteengarten Röttingen, Seeger, Uhlig Kakteen
Hungary Szabados
Italy Il Pungivendolo, Malospiriti, Orlando, 
Japan Kaneko, Osada
Netherlands Gonzales, Hensel, Shirley, Storsbergen, Ubink, van Zuijlen
Societies Succulenta

Download the plan of the tables for the hall 2022 (PDF).


Belgium Baert, Begine, De Leeuw, Hoes, Hoffmann, Houthoofd, Onckelinkx, Samyn, Swings, Vandorpe - Van den Abbeele - De Wael, Vanthournout, Vermeulen, Vleminckx
Bulgaria Ellis
Czech Republic Balaz, Bartos, Česal, Duben, Hadamovsky, Hertus, Hojny, Jilemicky, Kulhanek, Kunte, Malir, Maule, Pavelka, Prokeš, Šnicer, Svoboda, Vesely, Vlk
Denmark Larson
France Abidal, Alibert (Adenium Passion), Brendel, Weber 
Germany Beck, Beyenbacch, Brand, Clausing, Görtzen, Hübener, Ingenwepelt, Janssen, Kleine, Lühr, MBuyu Succulents, Mulzon, Neumann, Pley, Reis, Sarnes, Schädlich, Schilling, Schneider, Sperling, Wittek
Italy Agrosi, Blando, Cattabriga (Mondocactus), Colombo, Giromagi, PIS (Produttori Italiana Succulente), San Antonio Cactus, Sevilla
Netherlands Alsemgeest, Biesheuvel (Lakerveld), Bosma, Geeling, Gurevskaia, Keizer, Melissen, van Berkel, van Eck, van Veldhuisen, Wouterson
Poland Markiewicz
Slovenia Rovsek
Spain Cactus Serrano
United Kingdom Riley, Thomson
Societies DKG, FGaS, International Euphorbia Society

Download the plan of the tables for the tent 2022 (PDF).

Sales Regulations


  • Reservations for the plant sale are only confirmed after payment of the fee due.
  • By subscribing to the plant sale, the stand holder commits himself to comply with the present regulations.
  • Name badges are provided by the ELK-committee. Each stand holder must wear his/her personal name badge so that visitors can clearly see the name of the stand holder and from whom they can buy plants.
  • Stand holders are requested not to pass their badge to someone else.


  • Each stand holder must respect the CITES regulations concerning the trade in endangered wild plants. See www.cites.org and The European Union and Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora.
  • Since 21/11/1997 Mexico has only exceptionally issued export permits for just very few taxa, and in the last years not at all. This concerns both plants and seeds. Hence, most Mexican cacti described after 1997 available in Europe have to be considered as illegal. Also the offspring of these plants, raised from seed or grown vegetative, are illegal and must not be sold. To these plants belong species like Aztekium valdezii, Escobaria abdita, Mammillaria bertholdii, Mammillaria breviplumosa, Strombocactus corregidorae, Turbinicarpus graminispinus and Turbinicarpus heliae. These are only some of the most wanted species and the list does not exclude other taxa.
  • Mexican cacti described after 21/11/1997 may only be sold if the seller can present the necessary documents showing that they descend from plants that were legally imported in Europe.
  • The ELK Committee cannot be held responsible in case of infringement but reserves the right to rermove offenders from the plant sale and not to admit them again in the future.

Setting up your stand

  • Setting up of the stands in the large room and in the marquee is allowed on Friday from 10:30 am on. The barriers will not be opened before this time.
  • During the setting up of the stands, i.e. before the opening of the plant sale at 14:30 pm on Friday, sellers are requested to sell plants only to colleague stand holders.
  • Stand holders are also urged to open their stand on Sunday morning. The Committee publicises that the plant sale runs until Sunday 11:00 am. Publicity is made through posters and flyers distributed in Europe at cactus and succulent nurseries, cactus gardens and various events. Publicity is also made through the Internet at www.elkcactus.eu, facebook, cactus and succulent journals and societies. Articles are published in the regional press.
  • Selling of plants is restricted to the large room and marquee. The management of “Duinse Polders” does not allow commercial activities in other areas of the domain.
  • Stand holders must restrict the display of plants and other goods to the area on or below the stand given to them. All other expansions, such as the construction of an extra stage, are not allowed.
  • Prices must clearly and unmistakably be shown in Euros.
  • The organisation will provide a nameplate for each stand. Beside the name badge this is an additional identification of the stand holder.
  • It is not allowed to leave vehicles around the buildings. After unloading or loading the vehicles must immediately be parked in the parking area. Your colleague stand holders and the Committee count on your co-operation. Vehicles that are in breach can be towed away.
  • Campers are not allowed in the parking places of “Duinse Polders”. There is a camping site nearby.

Opening hours

  • The plant sale is open to the public on Friday from 14:30 pm – 18:00 pm, on Saturday from 09:00 am – 18:00 pm and on Sunday from 09:00 am till 11:00 am.
  • During the setting up of the stands, i.e. before the opening of the plant sale at 14:30 pm on Friday, sellers are requested to sell plants only to colleague stand holders.
  • After closing time nobody except the surveillance service appointed by the Committee, has access to the sales areas.

The committee

We thank you for respecting these rules and wish you all success at this annual European cactus event.

The ELK Committee