Succulent Day at the National Arboretum

Learn more about succulents and their part in the National Arboretum at Succulent Day, featuring well-known expert Attila Kapitany. This free event is brought to you by the Cactus & Succulent Society of the ACT Inc.

Location: Discovery Garden & Terrace Room, National Arboretum Canberra

Saturday, 18 November 2017 – from 9.30am to 2.30pm.


Saturday, 18 Nov – National Arboretum

09:30 Succulents in Future Garden Design: Attila Kapitany. Q&A.

10:30 Potting demonstration: Jackie Warburton.

11:00 Guided tour of the Discovery Garden.

11:45 Short talk on Dragon and Bottle Trees.

12:30 Bottle Trees and Boabs – popular landscape trees for our times: Attila Kapitany. Q&A.

13:30 Grafting demonstration: Trevor Rodgers; and guided tour of the Discovery Garden.

14:30 Close.

Sunday, 19 Nov – Weston Creek Community Centre

10:30-12:30 Plant sale. Open to the public. All welcome.


About Attila Kapitany

Attila Kapitany has over 30 years of experience with cacti and succulents and was president of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia for 10 years. In 1980, the Kapitany brothers established Collectors’ Corner and Paradisa Nurseries, specialising in cacti and succulents. Together with Rudolf Schulz, Attila has written 7 books about succulents and his work is regularly published in magazines, journals and newspapers.