The first issue of Australian Garden History for 2022 reveals how much gardeners – and the Society – have achieved despite the pandemic. The cover shows winning entries in the inaugural AGHS photo competition. The images convey the exuberance, serenity […]
The AGHS office will be closed until Monday 17 January 2022.
‘Landscapes At Risk: Watch & Action’ List At National Management Committee meeting in June 2015 it was decided to prepare a list of ‘Landscapes at Risk’, as part of our mission to promote awareness and conservation of significant gardens and cultural landscapes […]
Honour & Memorial Avenues / Roadside Plantings; Lone Pines / Arbor Day Plantings – Australia Explore the updated Avenues of Honour / Memorial Avenues / Lone Pine list by Sydney member Stuart Read, which is divided into states and territories, […]
What about browsing the book review section on the website for some ideas? Read about Trisha Dixon’s Spirit of the Garden, and Caroline Ball’s A Cornucopia of Fruit and Vegetables: Illustrations from an Eighteenth-Century Botanical Treasury and much more. In addition, […]
10am, Sunday 14th November 2021 AEDT This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held online via Zoom. Agenda and further details at www.gardenhistorysociety.org.au/events-conference/aghs-annual-general-meeting-3/.
The latest issue of Australian Garden History is now available. Read details of the issue’s feature articles or become a member of the Australian Garden History Society today to receive Australian Garden History in your mailbox.
In the October 2021 issue of Australian Garden History, Tim Gatehouse writes about the history of Goronga, a grazing property with a hill-station garden in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, 55 kilometres from Melbourne. The two driveways that converge […]
The latest addition to the Remarkable Gardens list is Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, featured at AGHS’s 41st conference. This garden in Lavender Bay, North Sydney began in 1992 when artist Wendy Whiteley found solace after her artist husband Brett Whiteley’s death […]
As part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of its establishment, the Australian Garden History Society invites entries in our inaugural Garden History Photo Competition (closing date 17 July 2021). Further details.
The AGHS is keen to find out from you which ten gardens in your region, state or territory – public and private – you think are remarkable or notable in that area. See our list of Remarkable Gardens. See if […]
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Gardeners have long built and re-built communities. Great swathes of land and some important Australian gardens were lost or significantly damaged in the fire and hailstorms of the 2019-2020 summer. In keeping with the AGHS mission to promote awareness through […]
With a title such as that, surely an exhibition for our times. The April issue of Australian Garden History contained an advertisement for the current exhibition at Adelaide’s David Roche Foundation House Museum, Flowers. Passion. Pain. Nation. although, sadly, carrying […]
See the latest additions to the AGHS National Oral History Collection! This is a very special collection of memories, thoughts and ideas from the mouths of those whose passion helped shape the AGHS into what it is today. To see […]
Jessica Hood was interviewed ABC’s 7.30 on 1 April 2019 talking about this and other amazing trees on National Trust of Australia (Victoria) register. Filmed in the last few weeks of her role at the National Trust, it captures so […]
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. The funding support has come from Council’s Stronger Communities Grants program which was a one-off allocation […]
The ACT Riverina Monaro Branch received an ANZAC Centenary Local Grant to honour all the men from the Canberra region who served in World War 1. On 13 October 2016, immediately prior to the 2016 National Conference a commemorative sign was unveiled […]
Montague Island Kitchen Garden Restoration was a recipient of the Society’s Garden Restoration Fund between the ACT Monaro Riverina Branch and the National body. Working alongside the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service volunteers from the ACT Monaro Riverina Branch […]
Many AGHS members have written articles for the Society’s Journal and other publications over past years. Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) monitors (photo-) copying of material in libraries and academic institutions, and collects fees on behalf of the authors. We have […]
On her death Lady Law-Smith bequeathed to the Australian Garden History Society the publication rights to the book, ‘Kindred Spirits: A Botanical Correspondence’. This tells the life stories of Joan Law-Smith and the fine botanist and naturalist, Jean Galbraith, and their […]
In Queensland an opportunity arose to carry out a state wide survey of historic gardens and assess their heritage significance, due to the generosity of the Jani Haenke Charitable Trust. Jani was a member of the Society who died in […]