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 (woates@une.edu.au) or Secretary, Helen Wilson (g.wilson42@bigpond.com).


Bookings & enquiries for all Sydney Branch events email: Jeanne@Villani.com.

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.


Branch Events


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

Branch News – April 2017
Branch News – February 2017
Branch News – November 2016
Branch News – September 2016
Branch News – July-August 2016

Branch News – May 2016
Branch News – April 2016


Branch Cuttings

Branch Cuttings Issue 52 – February 2017
Branch Cuttings Issue 51 – October 2016
Branch Cuttings Issue 50 – June 2016
Branch Cuttings Issue 49 – February 2016
Branch Cuttings Issue 48 – November 2015
Branch Cuttings Issue 47 – June 2015
Branch Cuttings Issue 46 – February 2015

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.