AGHS Response to COVID-19 (Monday 16th March 2020)

Having experienced a truly tumultuous conclusion to 2019 and beginning to 2020, it appears we are faced with further challenging times.

In late 2019 there was a viral outbreak of the infectious disease called Novel Coronavirus which is now referred to as COVID-19.

The AGHS’s priority is the health and welfare of our members.  Therefore, in line with current indoor and outdoor gathering guidelines, all Branch events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Please remain in contact and keep safe.

Head office will be open by appointment until further notice.

For more information please contact the Australian Garden History Society National Executive Officer Lisa Tuck.

40th Anniversary

2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of establishment of the AGHS and there is much to celebrate and yet plenty still to do. Increasingly AGHS’ attention is widening to look at issues of climate change, sustainability, Indigenous ‘garden’ and landscape cultivation and lessons for our future survival.


Join us at informal group activities, specialist lectures and seminars, professional tours around the country and abroad (only open to AGHS members) and contribute to the conservation of important gardens and cultural landscapes around the country. As part of your membership you also receive four issues of our journal, Australian Garden History, and regular branch and national newsletters.

AGH Journal

The journal is distributed to members of the Society four times a year. It contains articles on Australian gardens, notable gardeners and landscape designers, Advocacy issues, book reviews, reports of garden visits and tours, and an Australia-wide calendar of forthcoming activities.

News & Advocacy

News items and Advocacy issues are featured as part of the Society's Mission.

Events & Conferences

Branches around the country run a variety of events, along with the Australian National Conference. Specialist overseas garden tours are also open to members.


The Australian Garden History Society has branches in all states and the ACT, which arrange local activities and act as advocates for regional issues which are of interest to the Society.

Projects & Reports

As part of the Society’s Mission, funding is available for related projects, reports and publications. Some of the projects include Oral History, Garden Restoration and Recording, and publication funding through the Kindred Spirits Fund.