Western Australia

The AGHS WA Branch celebrated the 40th Anniversary Virtual Garden Party at Perth’s Harold Boas Gardens. These gardens evolved from a simple Victorian square in the late 19th century to a notable garden in the Australian Paradise Garden style in late 20th century. We were honoured to have as a special guest and speaker Ecologist and Landscape Architect Marian Blackwell (above). Marian is a long standing member of the AGHS and designed the place with Landscape Architect Peter Cala in the 1970’s. The gardens, named after Perth architect and town planner, Harold Boas, are an important cultural landscape and are enjoyed by the people of Perth as a shady lunchtime oasis for city workers or for family and social occasions such as weddings. More information can be found at inHerit.

Welcome to the Western Australia Branch. Our Branch has approximately 75 members throughout the state. We conduct numerous events throughout the year, including lectures and garden visits. Members and guests are welcome to all events. We communicate with our members by newsletter, emails and the AGHS website for all events.

Branch Events

Full information will be in the Newsletter meanwhile mark these dates in your diary.

Recent events

The AGHS WA Virtual Garden Party was a small affair given the current circumstances but all appropriate hygiene measures were observed. Lynette Petersen, committee secretary, is showing one of our new event signs which debuted for this occasion.


WA Landscapes at Risk – Advocacy Issues

Kings Park Cable Car

The Proposal to run a cable car from Elizabeth Quay on the foreshore of the city, across the Mitchell Freeway and Mounts Bay Road and then up and into Kings Park was presented in 2014 by Planning Minister John Day, as part of the Elizabeth Quay development. The topic has been regularly in the local papers with Tourism WA actively promoting this construction as a way to bring more people into the historic landscape of Kings Park. The concept has been rejected by Chairman of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Richard Simpson noting that this would threaten the aesthetics, values and fabric of the Park. For more information please read the article in the AGHS WA Branch Autumn 2020 Newsletter.


Branch Committee

Chair: John Viska (johnviska@gmail.com)
Secretary: Lynette Petersen
Treasurer: Max Stewart
NMC Representative: Patsy Vizents
Membership: Sue Monger
Website & Newsletter: Lyn Oliver
General Committee: Ros Stewart, Boris Roglich