Meetings

Meetings to resume (pre-registration essential)

The Society is pleased to announce that meeting are set to resume from March 2021 in line with any current Government social distancing requirements. 

Pre-registration is essential by emailing an expression of interest to secretary@cssnsw.org.au. Due to the limitations on numbers attendance is restricted to currently financial members of the Society.

YOU MUST WAIT FOR A RETURN CONFIRMATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION TO ATTEND. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP AT A MEETING WITHOUT A CONFIRMATION.

On meeting nights members will be asked to check in via the Eden Gardens QR code and also sign the Society’s meeting book (for insurance purposes).

The Society’s General Meetings are usually held in the evening of the first Friday of each month excluding January.

Meetings are well attended and draw a range of experienced growers through to those just starting out. Members of other clubs and societies and other visitors are welcome to attend these meetings.

A guest speaker at each meeting presents a topic as diverse as care and cultivation of specific genera, seed propagation and plants in habitat. Updates on the guest speaker will be posted closer to the event via the Society’s Facebook page or the news tab on this site.

There are also opportunities for members to bring along plants for discussion, tips and advice.

For members there is a very well stocked library available, auctions of rare and unusual plants and lucky door prizes.

Typical meeting schedule

6.45pm Informal gathering for fellowship and plant sales
7.30pm Formal meeting and guest speaker
10.30pm Meeting closes

06.45 pm –  informal gathering for fellowship and plant sales

07.30 pm – formal meeting and guest speaker

10.00 pm – meeting closes

Venue

The venue for these meetings is generously provided by Eden Gardens and hosted at;

Eden Gardens Garden Centre (conference centre)

307 Lane Cove Road (opposite Fontenoy Rd)

Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Free parking is available at Eden Gardens, either in the ground-level car park or the lower-level car park. Alternative parking is also available in Fontenoy Road.

Up and coming monthly meeting schedule

DATE SPEAKER TOPIC
09 Apr 2021

Dan Downie 

Chris Hibbard

Astrophytums, an overview of the genus and their cultivation

Introducing the new show class Haworthiopsis and Tulita

07 May 2021

AGM

Peter Hey

Veltheimia bracteata (Forest Lily) breeding, care and cultivation
04 Jun 2021 All attendees Bring along your cactus and succulent curios, memorabilia and collectables
02 Jul 2021 All attendees Mid-year Auction 
06 Aug 2021 Ian Hay Cultivating cactus rarities for pleasure and profit
03 Sep 2021 Kim Hamilton Unicorns and other imported treasures
08 Oct 2021 Andi Mazzaloni TBA
05 Nov Carnivorous Plant Society Carnivorous Plant cultivation
03 Dec 2021 Simon Ainsworth Society Patron’s annual address