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Monterey Bay greenhouses host open houses June 15

A giant globe made of succulent plants will be on display at one of the six growers on the Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers fourth annual open house tours on June 15. The floral masterpiece of living plants that accurately represents the world was two years in the making. It is the brainchild of Succulent Gardens owner Robin Stockwell. And, he said in an interview, “It spins.”

Succulent Gardens grows about 600 varieties of succulent plants and will have them on sale for the tour, with 20 percent of proceeds donated to California state parks. Tours will include a presentation on how the globe was built.

Other growers on the tour are Kitayama Bros., McLellan Botanicals, Jacobs Farm, Four Winds Growers, California Pajarosa and California Floral Greens. McLellan Botanicals is in Aromas, CA, and Succulent Gardens is in Castroville, CA; the rest are in Watsonville, CA.

The free tours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., are open to the public.