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A day with Attila Kapitany – Australian Succulents and Boabs, and Bottle Trees

June 17, 2017

A stately Boab, Adansonia gregorii. Photo: Michele Kapitany.

Attila, an expert and author on succulent plants, will share his knowledge by giving us an illustrated talk on succulents. He is an excellent speaker and presenter.

He will provide a fresh approach to conventional attitudes and ideas about diversity and beauty. With well over 20,000 species of Australian plants, at least 400 are considered to have a notable degree of succulence and some are stunning plants.

While some people are aware that Australia has the Queensland bottle tree, Brachychiton rupestris, most aren’t aware of several other species within the genus that also develop bottle-shaped trunks, such as Brachychiton compactus. This is a much rarer and much more spectacular species, primarily because its flowers are large and the canopy luxuriant.

The day will start at 10am with Attila in the Gardens Shop and signing purchased books, followed by morning refreshments and an informal discussion with Attila in the Auditorium. At 11 am Attila will undertake a presentation on Australian succulents.

In the afternoon Attila will be in the Auditorium to chat with people from 1:45pm and at 2pm will give his presentation on Boabs and Bottle Trees which will be  followed with afternoon refreshments and time for further informal discussion and signing of books. Attila will then head for the Gardens Shop for about 30 minutes for his final stint there.


Morning talk and refreshments:
Members $20, Non-members $25, Students $10

Afternoon talk and refreshments:
Members $20, Non-members $25, Students $10

All Day:
Members $30, Non-members $40, Students $15

Bookings will be accepted from 1st June on booking form in Winter Naturelink.

Photo: A stately Boab, Adansonia gregorii. Photographer: Michele Kapitany.


June 17, 2017


Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive
Cranbourne, Victoria 3977 Australia
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