About Us

Formed in 1980, the AGHS brings together people from diverse backgrounds united by an appreciation of and concern for our parks, gardens and cultural landscapes as part of Australia's heritage. The Society promotes knowledge of historic gardens, significant landscapes and research into their history. It aims to examine gardens and gardening in their widest social, historic, literary, artistic and scientific context.

Conference 2023


Bookings for the September 2023 AGHS Annual National Conference in Ipswich, Queensland, are now open.

Download the
AGHS Conference Brochure 2023.



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.

Garden History Now

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



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.

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.

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.

AGHS COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 has impacted us all.  The Australian Garden History Society’s priority is the health and welfare of our staff, members and members of the public who participate in our activities.  All our Branches are therefore operating in line with our COVID-19 Safety Plan and Australian and State government indoor and outdoor gathering guidelines.  Please remain in contact and keep safe.

For more information please contact our national office on