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 the Discovery Garden at the Arboretum. The Discovery Garden is located near the Visitor’s Centre. Members of the Society have worked to maintain and improve the bed and donated some wonderful examples of plants that do well in this area. 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.
Each month, members tend to the Discovery Garden for a couple of hours. We've scoria has been placed and more plantings added. If there are any members who have suggestions please tell Jackie. (contact page)