National Arboretum, Canberra - Succulent Garden
The Society also works with the National Arboretum to promote the use of cacti and succulents in Canberra.
In 2016, the National Arboretum, Canberra (NAC) and the Society agreed to develop a cactus and succulent bed in NAC's Discovery Garden, near the Visitor’s Centre. Members of the Society donated some wonderful examples of plants that do well in this area, and maintain and improve the bed still. Growing succulents and cacti in an area where temperatures drop well below zero in winter, but can get higher than 40 degrees over summer, can be challenging. But success starts with choosing plants that can manage the conditions.
(plant lists to come)
Each month, members tend to the Discovery Garden for a couple of hours, proving it is a low-maintenance garden.