Selenicereus grandiflorus also known as “Night-Blooming Cereus” or “Queen of the Night”, is a cactus species that originated in Central America and Mexico. Once a year the species blooms at night. Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota, has a large plant with approximately 1000 flowers climbing up the trunk of a live oak tree on its property. The evening of June 12, 2018 proved to be an emotional night. I gathered with an estimated 200 other spectators to watch the process of the buds opening up to be a beautiful 9 inch diameter flower. I arrived at 8:00P.M. to see all the buds closed and found a perfect spot to sit and take in the “show”. As the evening light began to fade, slowly the buds began to open. By total darkness around 9:30P.M. the tree literally glowed with all the opened white flowers. I can hardly wait for next year to see this amazing process all over again.