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Cacti and Succulent Show @ Mount Waverley Community Centre

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Feeling a little prickly? Visit the Cacti & Succulent Show
The Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia are holding their annual spring event, the Cacti and Succulent Show on Saturday 26th of October until Sunday 27th of October. Their spring show will feature a large display of decorative and rare plants and plant competitions, as well as books and plants for sale. It is a great opportunity to discover new and exciting plants; whether you are a botanist or a home gardener, there is bound to be new things to discover and learn.

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A Stunning Variety of Cacti & Succulents Image via

[ADVERT]Succulent plants are known as succulents or sometimes even called fat plants. They are a group of plants that have thickened and fleshy parts that help retain water during dry weather and soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in different parts such as their leaves, stems and roots. They are not only easy to grow but also popular for their striking, unusual appearance making them a good indoor and outdoor plant.

The Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia is the oldest cactus and succulent society in Australia and was first established in Melbourne in 1927. They are a fun and friendly organisation that aims to advance the understanding and appreciation of cacti and succulent plants worldwide. They invite young and old to join and, though education and scientific study, encourage conservation through cultivation.

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Cute and Colourful Image of a Red Top Cactus

What's on?
The show will feature an extensive display of cacti and succulents for visitors to photograph and enjoy. Sellers and growers will come from all across the state to offer their finest succulents, give expert advice and to answer any questions you may have. There will be a variety of rare and unusual plants and books on sale.

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A Large Variety of Plants on Display at the 2012 Spring Show Image via

When is it?
The Succulent and Cacti Show will start on the 26th October and end on the 27th October. From 10:00am until 5:00pm on Saturday and from 10:00am until 3:00pm on Sunday.

Where is it?
The Show will be held at the convenient location Mount Waverley Community Centre, corner of Miller Crescent and Stephensons Road in Mount Waverley. Less than 5 minutes walk from the Mt. Waverley train station if you are travelling by train.

How much will it cost?
The price of admission is $5 for adults and children under 10 are free.

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Home Grown Cacti

The Society also holds monthly meetings for members to view expert grower's collections, seek professional advice and share their interest on cacti and succulent plants.
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When: 26-10-2013 to 27-10-2013
Phone: 0419397112
Where: 47 Miller Crescent, Mt. Waverley
Cost: Adults $5, children under 10 free
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