Condensed History of CSSACT.

The following is an extract based on a complete article prepared by Miriam and Annette for our 50 years celebration. 

The Beginnings 1965-1970

CSSACT came about from a number of like-minded people asking the community if there were others interested in forming a group.

The Early Years 1970-1985

The early days were characterized by a period of forming the Society, and sharing both knowledge and experience, and sharing the workload with more of the members.

The Period of Consolidation 1985-2005

Over the next fifteen years CSSACT held plant sales at shopping centres, and built links around Australia, with many of the members attending interstate conventions.

The Last Decade 2005-2015

Over the last decade CSSACT events have included soil mix days, representation at gardening events, photography and bowl arrangement competitions, and garden visits - both locally and interstate.

Awards for long service to the Society

Awards in recognition of 30 years long service to CSSACT go to Frank, Ian, Max, Shirley, Jim & Anne, Glen, and Annette & Mike.

Awards in recognition of 50 years long service to CSSACT go to Franz and Miriam.

2015 - CSSACT moved meeting location to the Weston Creek Community Centre.

2016 - National Arboretum, Canberra, (NAC) invited CSSACT to maintain and manage its Succulent Garden.

2017 - National Arboretum, Canberra, (NAC) invited CSSACT to host Succulent Day at NAC's Succulent Garden.  We invited Attila Kapitany and Roger Hnatiuk to speak, and member Trevor Rodgers taught cactus grafting.  Despite being very wet, many people came to the lectures.  This, and the subsequent day's plant sale, made the weekend very successful.

2018 - CSSACT's increased membership meant we moved meeting location to Chifley Community Centre, 70 MacLaurin Cres, Chifley