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Australian Succulents with Attila Kapitany
17 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $25
Spend a delightful day at Cranbourne with Attila Kapitany, expert on Australia’s native succulents and plants.
In Australian Succulent Plants Attila will show you a fresh approach to conventional attitudes and ideas about the diversity and beauty of Australian flora. Enjoy a colourful visual tour of lesser known and intriguing Australian native plants, mostly in habitat, some of which are rare and very unusual. With Australia’s natural flora of well over 20,000 species, at least 400 are considered to have a notable degree of succulence. Covering at least one hundred species from forty genera and touching on some traditional and modern foods, supply and availability, cultivation, conservation and other points of interest. Included are some of the most under-appreciated, diverse, and interesting of Australian plants. The fact that many of them are among the most drought- or dry-tolerant of all plants, helps link them all together, along with their obvious succulence. Many of these plants have never been trialled in gardens before. Some interesting aspects of their usefulness in the garden will be explored.
Then stay for a walk around the gardens and time to buy some of Attila’s excellent books, followed by Attila’s afternoon talk on Boabs and Bottle Trees
Venue: Australian Garden Auditorium, Cranbourne Gardens
Cnr Ballarto Rd and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne
Melway Map 133 G10
Program for the day
10 – 10:30 am Attila in Gardens Shop
10:30 am Attila in Auditorium for morning tea, also to chat to people
11:00 am – 12 noon Attila’s talk on Australian Succulents
12:30 – 1 pm Attila in Gardens Shop
1:00 – 1:45 pm Lunchtime
1:45 – 2 pm Attila in Auditorium to chat to people
2:00 – 3 pm Attila’s talk on Boabs & Bottle Trees
3:00 – 3:30 pm Attila in Auditorium for afternoon tea, also to chat to people
3:30 – 4:00 pm Attila in Gardens Shop
Cost: Morning (talk & refreshments): Members $20 Non-members $25 Students $10;
Afternoon (talk & refreshments): Members $20 Non-members $25 Students $10;
Both Talks (includes refreshmentsJ Members $30 Non-members $40 Students $15
Bookings are essential: go to Friends of Cranbourne, click on Events and scroll down to A day with Attila Kapitany – Australian Succulents and Boabs, and Bottle Trees to download a Booking Form.