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Sydney & Northern NSW

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Welcome to the Sydney & Northern New South Wales Branch

With almost 300 members we are the second largest branch, centred in and around Sydney with many members in the Blue Mountains, Central West and Northern regions of NSW.


Since 2005 we have a New England Sub-branch actively organising events in the state's north. To contact them email the Sub-branch Chairman, Bill Oates ( or Secretary, Helen Wilson (


Spring walk at “Highwoods”, Glen Innes C 1966.

From the Elsa Lowry Collection, courtesy of Glen Innes and District Historical Society. 


Forthcoming Events




Wednesday 15 March 6pm for 7pm - 8.30pm

Illustrated talk by Stuart Read – Capability Brown and other English Delights

Venue: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill.

Cost: Members $20 Guests $30 includes light refreshments. Bookings essential.



Bookings & enquiries for all events email:

NOTE: Please book before transferring money to the account - the event may be booked out. Payment confirms booking.



Payments for all events must be made prior to the event by cheque to:

Australian Garden History Society and mailed to: Jeanne Villani, 90 Cabbage Tree Rd, Bayview NSW 2104 or

by Internet bank transfer to: Australian Garden History Society Sydney & Northern NSW Branch, ANZ Bank, Centrepoint

Branch. BSB 012040 Account 101762565 Payment must include your name and the function you are booking for.


An Individual Membership entitles only that member to the Members Rate.

Household Membership entitles Members Rate for 2 adults & 2 children living within that household.

Corporate memberships entitle anyone working in that organisation to Members Rates.


Refunds for cancellations will not be made if less than 48 hrs notice is given.



More Information on Branch events is listed on the AGHS News and Events page.




Read about the branches past activities, and current advocacy and heritage submissions in Branch News.


Branch News - November 2016

Branch News - September 2016

Branch News - July-August 2016
Branch News - May 2016
Branch News - April 2016
Branch News - March 2016
Branch News - February 2016
Branch News - October 2015


Branch Cuttings

Branch Cuttings Issue 51 - October 2016

Branch Cuttings Issue 50 - June 2016
Branch Cuttings Issue 49 - Feb 2016
Branch Cuttings Issue 48 - Nov 2015
Branch Cuttings Issue 47 - June 2015
Branch Cuttings Issue 46 - Feb 2015
Branch Cuttings Issue 45 - Oct 2014
Branch Cuttings Issue 44 - July 2014
Branch Cuttings Issue 43 - Feb 2014


Sydney Branch Committee

Chair: James Quoyle
Vice-Chair: Tempe Bevan
Secretary: Anne Galbraith
Treasurer: David Low
Committee: Pamela Bell, Christine Hay, Angela Low, Susan North, Gina Plate, Anne Smith


Northern NSW Branch Committee

Chair: Bill Oates
Deputy Chairs: Graham Wilson and Liz Chappell
Secretary: Helen Wilson
Treasurer:  Elton Squires.


Saumarez Heritage Rose Garden Committee

Chair: John Maurer
Committee: Dar Brookes, Liz Chappell, Cath Gordon, Helen Nancarrow, Helen Oates, Jillian Oppenheimer OAM, Marilyn Pidgeon, Elton Squires, Ian Telford, Lynne Walker, Anne White, Graham Wilson, Helen Wilson.