Meetings

Meetings to resume (pre-registration essential)

The Society is pleased to announce that meetings have recommenced in line with any current Government social distancing requirements.

Attendees please check the NSW Government Health website for any applicable requirements for the wearing of face masks.

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 member’s 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 Presenter Topic
04 Jun 2021 All attendees Bring along your cactus and succulent curios, memorabilia and collectibles
02 Jul 2021 All attendees Mid-year Auction (only financial members may bid on auction items)
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 Crests, monstrose and other curiosities
05 Nov Carnivorous Plant Society Carnivorous Plant cultivation
03 Dec 2021 Simon Ainsworth Society Patron’s annual address