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.

Branch Events

  • 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 (aghs.sh.info@gmail.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