Sydney & Northern NSW

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 ( or Secretary, Helen Wilson (

Branch Events

Council supports Australian Garden History Society

Armidale Regional Council has approved funding of $43,656 to the Australian Garden History Society for the development of its Heritage Rose Garden Stage 2.

Further details at


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

Branch News - May 2018
Branch News - February 2018
Branch News - September-October 2017
Branch News - July-August 2017


Branch Cuttings

Branch Cuttings Issue 55 - February 2018
Branch Cuttings Issue 54 - November 2017
Branch Cuttings Issue 53 - June 2017
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

Branch Committee

Chair: Sue Byrne (
Deputy Chair: Judy Pearce
Secretary: Nancy Clarke
Treasurer: Helen Elliot
Committee member and State NMC representative: Anne Claoue-Long
Committee member and NMC member: Bronwyn Blake
Committee: Sue Cassidy, Wendy Dodd, Greg Johnson, Helen Wilson

Sydney Branch Committee

Chair: James Quoyle
Vice-Chair: Christine Hay
Secretary: Tempe Beavan
Treasurer: David Low
Committee: Christine Hay, Angela Low, Gina Plate, Anne Smith, Roslyn Burge, John Maurer

Northern NSW Branch Committee

Chair: Bill Oates
Deputy Chairs: Graham Wilson and Liz Chappell
Secretary: Helen Wilson
Treasurer: Elton Squires
Committee: Will Todd

Saumarez Heritage Rose Garden Committee

Co-chairs: John Maurer and Helen Oates
Committee: Dar Brookes, Liz Chappell, Cath Gordon, Helen Nancarrow, Jillian Oppenheimer OAM, Marilyn Pidgeon, Elton Squires, Ian Telford, Lynne Walker, Anne White, Graham Wilson