The Society was founded in 1964 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding, cultivation and conservation of cacti and succulents to growers in South Australia. We currently have in excess of 140 members of all ages, ranging from beginners to experts.
We hold several shows and are represented at the Festival of Flowers and Mt Pleasant Spring Garden Festival each year. Our members display a wonderful range of plants which they have grown, and offer many beautiful plants for sale to gardeners and collectors. Visitors to our shows often leave with boxes full of useful additions to their collections and gardens, together with expert advice about cultivation.
We also have an extensive library of specialist books available on loan to members and we are constantly adding new titles. Should the time come when you would like to try your hand at growing from seed, we sometimes have a selection which we offer free to members.
We participate in national conventions held in different cities around Australia every 2 years, with some of our members being called on as speakers. These conventions are a wonderful opportunity to meet growers in other States, and to learn more about our hobby in a friendly and relaxing environment.
Our members regularly give talks at other South Australian garden societies and social clubs to promote an interest in Cacti and Succulents.
We issue a monthly illustrated newsletter to members, and an annual journal. Newsletters can be received by post or by email. Collectors unable to attend meetings are not forgotten;
Our website is www.csssa.org.au
We also have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CactusSucculentSocietyofSouthAustralia