Welcome to the Southern Highlands Branch. If you live in the Southern Highlands, Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Camden or Goulburn/Crookwell areas of New South Wales you are automatically a member of the Southern Highlands Branch when you join the AGHS. The Branch has over 100 members. Our area boasts many historical and beautiful gardens and landscapes. We arguably have the richest collection to be found in any comparable area in the country.
During the year the Branch has a number of outside activities including garden visits in the warmer months, and it holds events indoors in winter. You are welcome to any event and will find us a friendly group. There are no monthly meetings, but we keep in touch with our members through our newsletter Inflorescence, updates to this website, and email. We invite you to read the latest editions of Inflorescence (see below) for articles on past and future events, and updates on our Branch projects and advocacy.
Thursday, 6 July – 6.00 pm Speaker: AGHS Patron Sue Ebury A joint event with the Friends of the Na...July 6 @ 6:00 pm
Winter Seminar to be held at the Bradman Oval, Bowral. Two lectures and afternoon tea in the Pavilio...July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tour of homestead gardens of the Western District You are invited to join a three-day tour (two nigh...October 23 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
The Annual Conference has been booked in for Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October. Friday 27 Octobe...October 27 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
Join Lynne Walker, on a personal tour to New Zealand to visit her favourite gardens. Visiting the be...October 31 @ 8:30 am - November 14 @ 10:00 am
SH Branch: AGM and two presentations
Dr Greg Johnson: Write to Garden in Australia: 1888 to 1938.
Charlotte Webb: Parsnips to Picturesque – Evolution of gardens in the Southern Highlands.
Sunday 20 August
SH Branch: Lunch and garden visit
Light lunch at The Loch, Berrima, followed by a visit to the beautiful garden Upper Woodlands, High Range, where the owner
Charles Moore will talk about his ideas, designs and future plans.
Sunday 8 October
SH Branch: Village garden visits
Instead of the Kangaloon day, we are having a bus trip round some special Bundanoon Gardens. Includes lunch in one of the
gardens and afternoon tea in another.
Saturday 11 November
Southern Highlands Branch Committee
Chair: Jennifer Carroll (email@example.com)
Treasurer: John Biffin
Secretary: Jane Clifford
Vice Chair and Newsletter Editor: Meg Probyn
NMC representative: Meg Probyn
Tours: Ray Bradley
Events Secretary: Jo de Beaujeu
Events: Pamela Bennett